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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Baby blue

Officers Dette Iacovetti and Bill Rutkowski are expecting their first child. So, Lt. Jason Porter organized a baby shower for them Tuesday, Feb 18. Fellow officers chipped in for a baby store gift card and diapers. Everyone brought in a pack of diapers because, well, they will be needed. Speaking of keeping things covered, special thanks goes out to the midnight shift that donated their time to make sure everyone else could enjoy the party.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Welcome Joe Guarino

Our new Airfield Superintendent at BNIA, Joe Guarino has three decades of experience including stints at Boston/Logan International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Joe has managed countless aircraft and airport emergencies, including hurricanes, snowstorms and the infamous New England nor'easters.

Welcome Jim Lavelle

Jim Lavelle has joined the NFTA as its new Safety Officer in the HSEQ department. Before coming to the NFTA, Jim worked at the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning where he served in the capacity of Safety Manager for the Division of Sewage Management. His duties included managing the division's safety and training programs; along with investigating workplace injuries. Prior to this, Jim was the Safety Officer for Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. where he provided safety and industrial hygiene oversight for major environmental remediation projects.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Climb With Team NFTA.

The NFTA is proud to be a sponsor of the 4th Annual American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb at One Seneca Tower in Buffalo on Saturday, March 8. This event offers a fitness challenge like no other. Climbers travel up 38 flights of stairs (800 steps) and at completion enjoy refreshments, entertainment and an award ceremony.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Free Rides on Metro Rail

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Miller Lite and the Buffalo Sabres sponsored free rides on Metro Rail February 5, to and from the Sabres game. The rides were part of a continuing effort to promote responsible travel, whether that be to a sporting event or anywhere. Even for Penguins fans. Miller Lite’s slogan for the event was “Leave the penalties on the ice.” The staff at Metro Rail could not agree more.

At the Young Gentlemen's Club

Service Planning’s Gary Bennett spoke at the The Young Gentlemen’s Club of Charter School for Applied Technologies. Comprising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade boys, the club meets after school to practice gentlemen-like behaviors and learn to serve the community. The boys take it seriously. In addition to their normal school uniform, the boys wear a shirt and tie on meeting days and events.