Starting Mon., Mar. 16 and continuing until until Thurs., May 14, New York State has issued a state-wide Burn Ban.
The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) has responded to 75 calls for service to date. This past week the Warwick Fire Department has responded to multiple calls for service including brush fires or illegal burns.
Response to Lost Hikers
The WFD also responded to a call for two lost hikers on the Appalachian Trail with mutual aid assistance from the Greenwood Lake Fire Department, Warwick EMS and Greenwood Lake EMS crews. The hikers were located, safely removed and turned over to EMS who did evaluations on both subjects. Please use caution if you plan on hiking: wear appropriate clothing and foot wear; bring water, snacks, fully-charged phones, flash lights, mapping and GPS coordinates. Hikers should start early and stay alert.
Weekly Meetings & Apparatus Checks
On Mon., Mar. 9, WFD Fire Companies held weekly in station apparatus and buildings checks to ensure all fire equipment is in working order. On Tues., Mar. 10, Warwick Fire District held their monthly work session at Warwick Station #1. On Thurs., Mar. 12 the WFD held its monthly regularly-scheduled Department Extrication Drill at Specht’s Garage. The WFD thanks the Specht Family for their continued support.
WFD ensures the public that it will answer the call and be there for residents with their Emergency Service brothers and sisters across the County.
“Please be kind and patient with family, friends and your neighbors we have one of the best communities around with only the best interests at heart, don’t forget who we are. Please follow the Orange County Health Department for any up to minute updates and be safe at all times,” said Michael Contaxis, 1st Asst. Chief, WFD.
Pocketbook Bingo Postponed
The WFD Pocketbook Bingo has been postponed until further notice. Follow the WFD on Facebook and Instagram for important updates.
Fire Prevention Home Safety Tips
Fire prevention is a function of the Warwick Fire Department. The goal of WFD Fire Prevention Team is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and be educated about surviving them. It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and the damage caused by them.
Warwick Fire Needs Firefighters
For those who are 16 years of age or older who want to give back to the community, join the Warwick Fire Department. For more information call 986-3473 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.