By Michael Contaxis, 1st Assistant Chief Warwick Fire Department
The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) has responded to 163 calls for service to date.
On Thurs., June 18, the WFD responded to a rollover involving a dump truck on Warwick Turnpike at the intersection of Rt. 94 South. The driver should be credited for averting tragedy as he avoided any collision at the intersection while managing to get the truck on the lawn of Pennings Farm Market, after the truck lost its brakes on the top of the mountain. The driver was treated for injuries by Warwick EMS and transported to Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown.
Also, on June 18 the WFD Rope Rescue Team held its first rope drill since the pandemic at Warwick Station #1. On Fri., June 20, the WFD provided a flag for the eighth-grade graduation at the Warwick Middle School. On Sun., June 21, the WFD provided a flag honoring the National Guard and their families at the Warwick Drive-In Theatre.
Use Caution While Driving
The WFD would like to continue to remind all drivers to continue to use caution while driving and to adhere to the posted speed limits. All speed limits are for your safety; please drive safely!
Yield to First Responders
The WFD would also like to remind all motorist to yield to first responders in emergencies. Blue and green lights are courtesy lights for our responders to safely respond to the firehouse or ambulance bay to help someone in need. When you see a blue or green light behind you, safely pull to the shoulder of the road to let out first responders pass by.
Preventing Fires Through Education
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe in the kitchen. Cooking is the number one cause of fires and injuries in the home. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.
While home with your children and family members, the WFD asks that you explore online Fire Prevention training activities with them to help keep them and your families Warwick Fire Safe by visiting www.sparkysschoolhouse.org.
Join the Fire Department
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 or email@example.com.
A truck rolled over on the lawn of Pennings Farm Market near the intersection of Rte. 94 & the Warwick Turnpike.