Story by Michael Contaxis, 1st Assistant Chief Warwick Fire Department
The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) has responded to 103 calls for service to date as of Sun., Apr. 11.
On Sat., Apr. 11, the Warwick Fire Department participated in an Emergency Services “thank you” to employees at the St. Anthony Community Hospital Campus for all they are doing during this pandemic. We participated with neighboring Emergency Services Departments from Warwick and New Jersey.
Also, on Apr. 11 the WFD responded to the Appalachian Trail on top of Mount Peter with the assistance of the Greenwood Lake Fire Department, Warwick and Greenwood Lake EMS and the Warwick Police Department to remove injured lost hikers from the trail. The hikers were located and removed without incident and units returned to service.
Warwick Fire Prevention Report
Fire prevention is a function of the Warwick Fire Department. The goal 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. Most importantly we want to keep our residents and our neighboring communities Fire Safe. Fire Prevention will take place this year from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11. The national theme will be announced on June 1. Follow NFPA.org to get up to date educational information on Fire Prevention. Follow NFPA.Org & Sparky.Org to get up to date educational information on Fire Prevention.
NYS has issued a burn ban, which means no burning in Warwick until May 16.
If you are in need of a driveway marker for emergencies contact the Warwick Fire Department. We are trying to get all homes properly listed and lengths of driveways marked in the event of a fire or other emergencies.
Knox Box System
For any business or residential unit owner in the Warwick Fire District that is interested in a Knox box system for gaining entry to their property in the event of an emergency to cause no damage during entry, contact the WFD for further information about this program.
. Firefighters Needed
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.