The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) reports that for the week ending Sun., Nov. 3, the WFD has responded to 358 calls for service to date.
On Mon., Oct. 28, the WFD officers & members completed truck checks of WFD Apparatus and buildings and grounds. Upon completion of Apparatus, all Fire Personnel responded to Warwick Station 4 to complete mandatory re-qualifications for interior firefighters for the monthly Department Drill. All interior firefighters must display quick release and reduced profile techniques while completing a blacked out mask confidence course while wearing an SCBA or Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. WFD firefighters are a highly trained highly motivated team of individuals who all do an exemplary job for the community and should all be commended for the hours of training they put in day in and day out.
On Thurs., Oct. 31, WFD firefighters and Warwick Fire Police attended the Annual Village of Warwick Halloween Parade. Please be sure to thank the Village of Warwick for hosting an amazing event focused on children. A great job was done by all including The Warwick Police Department and the Warwick EMS staff who were out in force helping keep Warwick Safe.
On Fri., Nov. 1, the WFD attended the 105th Annual Orange County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Dinner hosted by the Montgomery Fire Department at Anthony’s Pier 9 in honor of incoming Association President Bob Reynolds Sr. An amazing job was done by the committee and by the Montgomery Fire Department. The WFD would also like to congratulate Immediate Past President James Gerstner Sr., a Past Chief of the WFD who should be honored for all of his hard work to the association and the Department.
On Fri., Nov. 1 and Sun., Nov. 3, the Hooks from the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company of the WFD completed classroom and live training at the Orange County Fire Training Center in New Hampton for Truck Company Ventilations Training and VES or Vent Enter Search. A great job was done by our truck company firefighters.
On Sun., Nov. 3, the Excelsiors picked 60 bags of Apples at Maskers Orchards for the upcoming Fall Festival. Thank you to George, Steve and wonderful staff for always supporting the local FD and the community.
Is there a Fire in you? Do you want to give back to your community? Are you 16 years of age or older? Then we need you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Facebook or Instagram, call 986-3473 or just stop down to any neighborhood firehouses.
Please remember to fall back an hour in time but don’t fall back on your responsibilities to your family and friends. Please change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Be Warwick Fire Safe!
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. The sites have everything from apps to videos to printable and much more, to make sure families have the resources to keep children and families safe.