By Michael Contaxis
1st Assistant Chief Warwick Fire Department
The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) has responded to 269 calls for service to date.
The WFD would like to wish all of the administrators, employees, teachers, students and parents of the Warwick Valley Central School District a safe and healthy school year.
Congratulations to firefighter Michael Velez-Cosgrove who graduated from the Orange County Fire Training Centers Interior Fire Operations Course.
During the week, all companies completed apparatus and buildings checks to ensure their fleet is operational for all future emergencies.
Drill at Wickham Woodlands
Also, the WFD held a Department Operation Drill at Wickham Woodlands. This is a drill with all of the fire companies working together on skills that are needed when responding to incidents. The WFD is grateful to have this location to be able to do these drills.
The scenario was a “fully involved structure” fire and an exterior operation was set in place. Water supply was set up by utilizing the lake, the hydrants and tanker operations. This drill brought some challenges that we were able to complete without any problems and with a safe resolution.
Thank you to the volunteers who came out. Thank you to the people who were at Wickham Woodlands who took pictures and sent them to us. If anybody would like to join the Warwick Fire Department please send us a message and we will be happy to meet with you. Volunteers are always needed. For more information call 986-3473 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Sept. 11 Remembrance
On Sat., Sept. 5, the WFD held a work detail to ready our monument in Veterans Memorial Park for the 9/11 Memorial Detail that will take place on Fri., Sept. at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend at the 9/11 Memorial service hosted by the Warwick Fire Department.
On Sun., Sept. 6, the WFD held new member training at Warwick Station #1. All new firefighters were instructed in the departments rules, regulations, policies, hands on training evolutions including handline stretches and raising ladders. All of our new 10 probationary firefighters are now enrolled at the Orange County Fire Training Centers (BEFO) Basic Exterior Fire Operations Course.
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 easy and right from your smart phone and tablets. Visit www.sparkyschoolhouse.org and teach your children fire safety tips to keep them Warwick Fire Safe.