The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) reports that for the week ending Fri., Dec. 20, the WFD has responded to 441 calls for service to date.
On Mon., Dec. 16, the WFD held its monthly scheduled fire officers and department meetings. On Tues., Dec. 17, the Warwick Fire District held its monthly scheduled Commissioners Meeting at Warwick Station #1. On Wed., Dec. 18, the WFD attended the Orange County Firefighters Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations to Firefighter Kaitlyn Wendel from the Excelsior Hose Company #1, daughter of Past Captain Art Wendel and congratulations to the 47 graduates from neighboring county departments. On Thurs., Dec. 12, the Excelsior Hose Company #1 held a classroom fire ground operations drill.
Join the Warwick EMS
The Warwick EMS Ambulance Service, located on South St. Ext. in Warwick, needs members to join their ranks. Individuals 18 years of age or older are eligible. For more information contact the Warwick EMS at 986-4047, visit www.warwickems.com, stop at the bay on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or attend their meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Warwick Fire Prevention Report
The Warwick Fire Prevention team asks that residents remember to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and to have homes and vehicles serviced for the winter by a qualified reputable business. Check boilers, water heaters and chimneys. Remember to always be Warwick Fire Safe!
Here are some safety tips: While cooking, no loose clothing or towels or unattended items by an open flame. While driving in inclement weather only do so if you need to be out. Leave space between you and other vehicles. Have your vehicle serviced and check tires. Leave safe travel time to get to your destination.
To avoid any holiday fires follow these tips: Keep decorations or any other flammable items at least three feet away from open flame and heat sources. Inspect all decorations to ensure they do not have any frayed or pinched wires and discard any worn decorations. Never leave cooking equipment unattended and turn off burners if you have to leave the room. Never leave a space heater unattended and turn it off when you’re leaving a room or going to sleep. Never let pets or children play too close to a space heater. Water Christmas trees daily and discard trees when they are dry and begin to drop needles.
Check out www.fpw.org or www.sparkyschoolhouse.org for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, follow the WFD on Facebook or Instagram, or call 986-3473.