The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) reports that for the week ending Mon., Apr. 22, they responded to 127 calls for service to date.
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.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will also be at the Open House from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with two deputies from the Identification Unit. The deputies will take photo identification and fingerprints for children.
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Rope Rescue & Egg Hunt
On Thurs., Apr. 18, the WFD Rope Rescue Team held an operational drill at Wickham Woodlands. Firefighters led by Captain Pappas and Past Captain DiMarco were instructed in victim removal scenarios including removing an injured victim from a ravine. A great job was done by all firefighters involved.
On Sat., Apr. 20, the WFD and the Village of Warwick Recreation Department hosted the Annual Warwick Easter Egg Hunt, which was moved inside to Warwick Fire Station #1 due to the inclement weather. Thank you to all involved! The WFD hopes all of the Warwick Fire District families had a Happy Easter & Passover.
Warwick Fire Prevention Report
The 2019 Smoke Detector Law has changed. All smoke detectors sold in New York State AFTER Apr. 1, 2019, are required to be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery, or hardwired to the home. This does not affect your currently installed smoke detectors. Smoke Detectors save lives. Use them and replace them if necessary.
Home fire sprinklers can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire. Properly installed and maintained fire sprinklers help save lives. Fire sprinklers have been around for more than a century, protecting commercial and industrial properties and public buildings. What many people don’t realize is that the same life-saving technology is also available for homes, where roughly 80 percent of all civilian fire deaths occur.
The NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative outlines proven and effective ways that home fire sprinkler advocates can communicate the impact of sprinklers to their decision makers. Visit the initiative’s site at www.nfpa.org for free resources for the fire service and other sprinkler advocates, including fact sheets, videos, a free monthly newsletter, research, and our “Faces of Fire” campaign, which features real people demonstrating the need for home fire sprinklers.
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is a leading resource for accurate, noncommercial information and materials about home fire sprinklers for consumers, the fire service, builders, and other professionals.