By Michael Contaxis
1st Assistant Chief Warwick Fire Department
The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) has responded to 267 calls for service to date. During the week, all companies completed apparatus and buildings checks to ensure their fleet is operational for all future emergencies. Also, the WFD Firefighter Assist Search Team (F.A.S.T.) Team met at the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company #1 to complete its monthly scheduled operations drill.
Fire Safety Tips
Fire safety begins will all of us. Many home fires are preventable. Always remember to keep the community Warwick Fire Safe. The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) Fire Prevention Team is “Preventing Fires Through Education.”
Learning fire prevention is as easy as 1, 2 & 3, right from your smart phone and tablets. One night after dinner sit with your kids and teach them safety topics and make it fun. Go to the www.sparkyschoolhouse.org and in this fun and original free app, children are shown by Sparky the Fire Dog himself what a smoke alarm looks like.
They will learn the sound a smoke alarm makes, and what to do when they hear that sound. The app, designed for children ages three to five, combines a fun matching game with learning about smoke alarms. This message is especially important to small children, who may not recognize the sound or are unaware that hearing a smoke alarm means to get outside and stay outside. The app also has tips for children and adults of all ages from businesses to homes to keep everyone fire safe.
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. Those who are interested can stop by any of the firehouses in the evening to speak with a Fire Officer, especially on Mondays at 7 p.m. or the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information call 986-3473 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.