The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) reports for the week ending Mon., Mar. 25, they responded to 91 calls for service to date. This includes mutual aid calls to the Chester Fire District on Fri., Mar. 22 for a structural related fire emergency with Warwick providing their FAST Team to the scene with their Ladder Truck and Engine #3 for standby at Walton Engine & Hose at Chester Station #1. While operating in Chester the WFD also responded to a chimney fire in the Warwick section of Homestead Village.
On Thurs., Mar. 21, the Excelsior Hose Co. #1 held a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) operational drill at Station #1.
On Sat., Mar. 23, the Warwick Fire Department held their first Designer Bag Bingo at Warwick Fire Station #1. The WFD would like to thank the fundraising committee and all of the wonderful guests for their support. The WFD hopes to see everyone at the next event.
Brush Burning Prohibited
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announces that brush burning is prohibited in New York State from now through Tues., May 14. The burn ban decreases wildfire trsks and protects lives and property. DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds residents that with spring approaching conditions for wildfires will become heightened and residential brush burning is prohibited.
“While many people associate wildfires with the western United States, the start of spring weather and the potential for dry conditions increases the risk for wildfires in New York,” Commissioner Seggos said. “New York prohibits residential burning during the coming high-risk fire season to reduce wildfires and protect people, property, and natural resources. The ban has been extremely effective in reducing the number of wildfires, and we’re encouraging New Yorkers to put safety first.”
For any questions refer to the NYS DEC website by visiting www.dec.ny.gov. For other fire safety prevention tips visit www.NFPA.ORG or follow the WFD on Facebook.
Firefighters are needed to join the WFD. If you are 16 years of age or older stop by one of the firehouse for more information or send an email to email@example.com.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Warwick Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Sat., Apr. 20 at 10 a.m. sharp in Veterans Memorial Park, located off of Forester Ave. in Warwick. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry. Meet the Easter Bunny. There will be three age groups: three and under; four to six years old; and seven to 12 years old. Prizes will be given out for finding the Golden Egg for each age group, sponsored by Village of Warwick Recreation Department and the Warwick Fire Department.
Celebrating 150 Years
The WFD is celebrating 150 years of service this year and are looking forward to celebrating with the community with fun events and fundraisers too. The WFD are getting ready to move onto their Firefighter Food Truck Festival on Sat., Apr. 27 at Warwick Station #1, located at 25 Church St. Ext. from 1 to 6 p.m. This also coincides with RecruitNY so it will be an opportunity to talk with the volunteers, see the trucks, and to possibly recruit some new members.
The WFD will charge for spaces for food trucks and vendors and accept donations made that day by guests. The event will be held rain or shine and the band will be protected from the elements. The WFD are also happy to announce that they will have Warwick’s very own Uncle Shoehorn for the afternoon. The WFD looks forward to celebrating with everyone. If anyone has any recommendations for food trucks send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.