Warwick Fire Department weekly report WARWICK. The Warwick Fire Department has responded to 229 calls for service to date as of July 14.

Jul 19 2019 | 12:32 PM

    The following is the Warwick Fire Department’s call report for the week ending July 14, provided by 2nd Assistant Chief Mike Contaxis:
    Highlights • The Warwick Fire Department has responded to 229 calls for service to date as of Monday, an increase of six calls in the last week.
    • This past week was another busy week for firefighters. Remember to discard of lit cigarettes in a fire safe container away from anything that can burn including mulch beds, brush and shrubbery. Also continue to check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Be fire safe, for more information check for fire safety go to NFPA.org and for family fire safety education go to Sparky.org for fun educational fire safety games for your children. Be Warwick Fire Safe!
    • This past Monday evening Engine Company #3 and the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company #1 held a water operation drill at Memorial Park. All four Warwick FD companies, including the Warwick Fire Police, completed their weekly apparatus checks to ensure that all equipment is operational in the event of the next emergency. This past Thursday evening the Excelsior Hose Company #1 held a water operation drill at the Memorial Park Pump Station.
    • The Goodwill Hook and Ladder Company #1 and the Warwick Fire Police are currently both selling raffle tickets. For further information please follow our Warwick Fire Department Facebook & Instagram pages. Please help support our organizations and for anyone who is interested in purchasing a ticket you can contact any member at 845-986-3473 or email us at warwickfire150@gmail.com
    Firefighters are neededFirefighters are needed to join the Warwick Fire Department ranks. Do you have what it takes? Is there a fire in you? Stop in to any firehouse, find us on Facebook, Instagram, or call us at 845-986-3473 or send an us an email at warwickfire150@gmail.com or wfd634c@yahoo.com
    Not every hero wears a capeFire prevention and safety
    The Warwick Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years - to promote this year’s campaign: “not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape.”
    The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
    NFPA statistics show that in 2017 U.S. fire departments responded to 357,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,630 deaths and 10,600 injuries.
    On average, seven people died in a fire in a home per day during 2012 to 2016.
    “These numbers show that home fires continue to pose a significant threat to safety,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.”
    While NFPA and the Warwick Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these messages apply to virtually any location.
    “Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go,” said 2nd Assistant Chief Mike Contaxis and the Warwick Fire Prevention Chairman. “No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately.”
    To find out more about Warwick Fire Prevention Week programs and activities at the Warwick Fire Department, call 845-986-3473 or email warwickfire150@gmail.com
    For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit www.fpw.org.