The following is the weekly service report from the Warwick Fire Department, provided by Michael Contaxis, the department's 1st Assistant Chief Warwick Fire Department and Fire Prevention Chairman:
• On Monday, Feb. 10, members of the Warwick Fire Department attended funeral services for firefighter Tom Walter. On behalf of the WFD again we offer our sincerest condolences to the Walter Family and friends.
• On Feb. 13, the WFD Extrication Team held its monthly scheduled drill at Warwick Station 3.
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Warwick Fire Prevention Report
Having a babysitter can give you peace of mind. It allows you to leave your child with someone you trust. Be sure your babysitter knows about fire safety.
Be sure your babysitter knows what to do if there is a fire:
• Remember to always leave the phone number where you can be reached. Cell phones make this easy.
• Be sure the babysitter knows the address of the home.
• Show the babysitter your home escape plan and make sure the babysitter understands the following ways for two ways out of a room. Where the outdoor meeting place is located.
• The Warwick Fire Department Emergency numbers by dialing 845-986-5000 to the Warwick Police Dispatchers or Orange County 911.
• How too lock and unlock all windows.
• If you allow your babysitter to cook, make sure the babysitter keeps your child at least three to four feet away from the stove and that they never leave food or anything on a stove top unattended.
• If the smoke alarm sounds make sure your babysitter knows what to do.
• Many places offer babysitter classes. These are online and in the classroom. Some schools and hospitals give training. Classes teach how to care for children. They also teach first aid. They teach CPR.
• What to do in an emergency is also taught to get out of the home with your children in the event of an emergency. The use the second way out if smoke is in the way get low and go under the smoke to the exit if an escape must be made through smoke.
• Store matches and lighters out of your child’s reach.
• Candles should not be used by your babysitter.
• Make sure your babysitter keeps a three-foot “kid-free zone” around space heaters.