The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) reports that for the week ending Mon., Apr. 8, they responded to 110 calls for service to date.
On Mon., Apr. 1 the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company #1 and the Warwick Fire Department hosted the Boy Scouts of Warwick Troop 45. The Scouts held a Dutch Oven Cook-off where firefighters judged dishes prepared by the scouts. They were all winners to the WFD! The WFD thanks Troop 45 & the Scouts – may God Bless all of them. The WFD thanks the Scouts for feeding the firefighters and for allowing the WFD to teach them about fire safety as well as tour the Fire Station.
On Tues., Apr. 2 the WFD assisted the Warwick Police and Orange & Rockland Utilities at the scene of a broken pole with wires down on Cascade Rd. that were pulled down by a tractor trailer.
On Thurs., Apr. 4 the WFD had a busy day responding mutual aid to the Greenwood Lake Fire District with Fire Engine 634 from the Excelsior Hose Company to the scene of a brush fire. Later in the afternoon, the WFD was requested again for mutual aid to another brush fire but this time in the Mountain Lodge section of the Salisbury Mills Fire District with the Excelsior Hose Company #1 Brush Fire Unit and manpower to the scene.
On Sat., Apr. 6 the Raymond Hose Co. #2 held its annual fire installation and awards dinner. Congratulations to Past Chief John Batz on 60 years and to Past Captain Rich Quackenbush on 50 years of service, hard work, and dedication to the Warwick community and to the Warwick Fire District. Congratulations to all of the firefighters and members of the Raymond’s.
WFD Fire Prevention Report
The Warwick Fire Prevention team wants to remind residents that a New York State burn ban is in effect through Tues., May 14. Also make sure to use smoke detectors and replace them as they do save lives.
The Annual Warwick Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the WFD and the Warwick Recreation Department, will be held on Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry and see the Easter Bunny. There will be three age groups available: three and under, four to six years old, and seven to 12 years old and prizes will be awarded in each group for finding the Golden Egg.
The WFD will host their 150th Anniversary Open House and Firefighter Food Truck Community Fest on Sat., Apr. 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Warwick Station #1, located at 25 Church St. Ext. in Warwick. As part of RecruitNY, the WFD will join other volunteer fire departments throughout the State at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive. Not only will RecruitNY be an opportunity to highlight the rewards and responsibilities that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.
Throughout the afternoon the WFD will conduct tours of the fire station and firefighter apparatus. Firefighters will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in their community fire department.
Seeking New Members
Firefighters of all ages are needed to join the WFD. Stop in to see us, contact us on Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.