The Warwick Fire Department (WFD) reports that for the week ending Mon., Apr. 29, they responded to 138 calls for service to date.
This past week has been busy starting with multiple calls including a working house fire on Cascade Rd. in Warwick on Mon., Apr. 22. A great job was done by all involved including saving the family dog from the burning home.
The WFD is thankful to the Warwick Police Officers, Warwick EMS, and to all responding agencies and mutual aid departments. Shortly after the WFD cleared the house fire and returned to quarters, the WFD was requested to respond mutual aid to the Town of Chester Highway Garage on Laroe Rd. in the Chester Fire District for a working fire with the WFD FAST Team (Firefighter Assist Search Team) with Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company to the scene.
CPR Training & Drills
On Tues., Apr. 23 the Warwick Fire Department had 28 members instructed in CPR life saving training at the Warwick EMS bay on South St. Extension. Training will continue for the rest of the firefighters through May. Thank you to the Warwick EMS Instructors and to the Warwick EMS membership who constantly assist our Emergency Service Agency as well as others in the Town of Warwick.
On Thurs., Apr. 25 the Warwick Fire Department FAST Team conducted a drill with two of their engine companies at Warwick FD Station 4 in the Wickham Woodlands. Firefighters were instructed in life saving skills to remove injured firefighters from a fire.
Successful Food Truck Festival
The WFD hosted their 150th Anniversary Open House and Firefighter Food Truck Community Fest on Sat., Apr. 27 at Warwick Station #1. As part of RecruitNY, all four companies were on hand to conduct demonstrations and provide tours of the equipment. Thank you to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office who issued who issued 34 child safe fingerprint photo ID’s to families. The New York State Police (NYSP) Troop F Seatbelt Convincer was on hand to allow the public to feel the effects of a minor seven to 15mph car accident. Thank you to NYSP Troop F Sergeant Mohl and Trooper Lewis who were on hand for the demonstrations. The WFD would like to thank their membership and the Ladies Auxiliary who helped with the sale of T-shirts and mugs. The WFD would like to thank Uncle Shoehorn for the live entertainment and all of the vendors.
On Fri., Apr. 26 the Hooks from Goodwill Hook & Ladder provided lunch and cake to the Warwick Playground Committee and staff at Stanley-Deming Park. On Sun., Apr. 28 the WFD provided breakfast to the Warwick Playground Committee Workers at Stanley-Deming Park. WFD would like to thank the committee, the workers, and the community who have done such an amazing job to bring this community and the children such an amazing gift.
Warwick Fire Prevention Report
The Warwick Fire Prevention Team again reminds residents that a NYS Burn Ban is in effect until Tues., May 14. Also note that there is a change in the Smoke Detector Law. 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, please use them and replace them if necessary. Your lives depend on it!
BBQ season is here! Check grills and be prepared. Use caution while operating and do not use the grill next to a home.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of death and injuries on all roadways. Please turn your cell phones to silent or driving mode while in vehicles. It could save your life!
The National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) 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.
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