For the week ending Sun., Sept. 8, the Warwick Fire Department (WFD) has responded to 306 calls for service to date.
On Tues., Sept. 3 WFD officers and members completed weekly truck checks of all of the apparatus to ensure the fleet and equipment are ready for any emergency that may arise. Immediately following apparatus checks the Department held its regular monthly company meetings.
On Thurs., Sept. 5, the Warwick Fire Police held their monthly unit meeting at the Raymond’s Station #2. On Sun., Sept. 8 the WFD was invited to 1st Responder Sunday at the Pine Island Bible Church in Pine Island. The WFD cannot thank Pastor John Lashuay and his congregation enough for the hospitality they bestowed upon the WFD. The church presented an awards to the WFD for their 150 years of service and dedication to the community.
Parade Set for Sept. 28
The WFD will be hosting the 104th Annual Orange County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Parade on our 150th Anniversary on Sat., Sept. 28 with line up at 1 p.m. and the parade stepping off at 2 p.m. led by the Budweiser Clydesdales and the Nassau County Firefighters Pipe & Drum Band. More information will follow, and you can follow the WFD in the local news, Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to seeing you all as we also welcome over 55 fire departments and guests to our beautiful Village and Town. Please join us in celebration of our 150th Anniversary!
The Importance of Warwick Fire Prevention
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire. Join the Warwick Fire Prevention Team this year and every year in pledging to keep Warwick Fire Safe. This year the theme is “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape.”
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 through Oct. 13. To schedule a Fire Prevention presentation in local schools or to schedule a firehouse visit, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Fire Prevention Week
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of Oct. 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871, causing devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.