What follows are excerpts from the weekly activity summary for the Warwick Fire Department provided by Michael Contaxis, the department’s 1st Assistant Fire Chief Warwick and its Fire Prevention chairman.
Here are highlights:
• The Warwick Fire Department has responded to 73 calls for service as of 2 a.m. Monday, March 8.
• The Warwick Fire Department is comprised of four firefighting companies including the Warwick Fire Police. WFD Headquarters located at Station 1 at 25 Church Street Extension houses the Excelsior Hose Company 1, the Goodwill Hook & Ladder Company 1 and is the temporary housing of Engine Company 3 during construction of the new Station 3 on South Street Extension. The Raymond Hose Company 2 is housed at 200 West Street and Warwick Station 4 on John Hicks Drive off of State School Road.
Fire at Darin Road
On Friday, March 5, at about 6:26 a.m., the Warwick Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structural fire at 60 Darin Road in the Kings Estates section of the Town of Warwick.
The fire was reported to be in a conjoined four unit townhouse with heavy damage to one unit and significant damage to two others.
The Chester Fire District Chief Car 1 was the first to arrive on the scene advising responding Warwick Fire District units that there was heavy smoke showing.
The first arriving fire engine was Chester Fire District Engine 2 from Sugar Load Engine Company.
The orders were given to stretch a line as Warwick’s first arriving units Warwick Truck 633 arrived on scene. Warwick’s truck crews and arriving Engine crews assisted in stretching hand lines to fight the interior attack of the fire.
A primary search of the home was completed when one cat was found. The fire was located to the rear of the first floor into the second floor rooms with partial collapse of the second floor. Fire extended into the attic area, outside ventilation was completed by the Warwick FD Goodwill Hook & Ladder members who vented the roof.
A bulk of the fire was was knocked down in 35 minutes.
A family dog was was during a secondary search, located behind a couch. Both family animals were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by Warwick EMS and then turned over to Warwick Animal Control Officers for transport to a local veterinary hospital for further medical assistance.
Lt. Kevin Colomba rescued the cat and Firefighter Bill Roche rescued the dog from the home.
The fire incident was completed at 11:25 a.m. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Orange County Fire Investigators Office.
On Friday afternoon members of the Warwick Fire Department attended an escort to pay respects to Police Officer Dominic “Nick” J. Winum, 48, of Walden, a Stanley Police Officer in Virginia who was shot and killed last Friday afternoon during a traffic stop. The WFD offers our condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Officer Winum.
House fire on Amity Road
On Saturday evening Warwick firefighters responded to Pine Island Fire District to Amity Road mutual for a house fire with one engine, one tanker and the ladder truck to assist with putting out a residential home fire.
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