The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) reports that for the week ending Sun., Nov. 10, the WFD has responded to 376 calls for service to date.
On Mon., Nov. 4 the WFD Officers and Members of the WFD completed truck checks of WFD apparatus and buildings and grounds. Upon completion of the checks the Excelsior Hose Company # 1 and the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company held their company meetings moved to Monday due to Election Day voting at the station on Tuesday.
On Tues., Nov. 5 members of both Engine Company #3 and Raymond Hose Company #2 held their regularly scheduled company meetings at their firehouses.
On Thurs., Nov. 7 members of the WFD assisted the Florida and New Hampton Fire Departments with a flag detail for the escort of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in the Village of Florida with the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Truck 633. Thank you to FFD for the invite and allowing us to participate in this piece of small town history.
On Thurs., 7 the Warwick Fire Police (WFP) held their regularly scheduled monthly drill and meeting at Warwick Fire Station #2.
On Sat., Nov. 11 the WFD held a mandatory bail out and re-qualifications Drill at Warwick Station #4. The Department requires all interior structurally qualified firefighters to complete a bail out rope course with a descending device from our bailout window annually. All interior firefighters are issued a 50 foot rope bailout bag and harness in the event of an emergency a firefighter may have to leave a room on fire and descend from a window safely to the ground. The firefighters also completed a masked confidence re-qualifications course with a self contained breathing apparatus. The firefighters must display self rescue techniques from reduced profile to the quick release method.
On Sat., Nov. 9 the WFP hosted their 80th Anniversary Dinner at the Warwick Grove Community Center. On behalf of the Chiefs, Officers and the members of the WFD, we congratulate the WFP on 80 years of service to our community and our Department. Thank you to the Warwick Grove Community for the use of the beautiful community center room.
Join the Warwick EMS
The Warwick EMS Ambulance Service members located on South St. Ext. need help. They are looking for members to join their ranks. Individuals 18 years of age or older are eligible! There are many benefits to joining the local emergency service organizations. Contact Warwick EMS by calling the bay at 986-4047, online at www.warwickems.com, stop at the bay on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or by coming to the monthly meeting on the third Wed. of the month at 7 p.m. for an application. All of us at the Warwick FD support Warwick EMS and they need your help.
Warwick Fire Prevention Report
The Warwick Fire Prevention team again asks that residents remember that with the time change to fall back an hour in time but don’t fall back on responsibilities. Please change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Also remember to have homes and vehicles serviced for the winter by a qualified reputable business. Please check boilers, water heaters and chimneys.
Check out www.fpw.org or www.sparkyschoolhouse.org for loads of educational resources to make sure that every person knows what to do in case of a fire.
Accepting New Members
The WFD is accepting new members. For more information send an email to email@example.com, follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or call 986-3473.