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February 43
March 73
April 46
May 43
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July 77
August 85
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October 65
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2017 Incidents
January 56
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The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

Turn off the burner if you leave the kitchen.

Keep things that can catch fire away from heat sources.

Loose fitting clothing can dangle onto the stove and catch fire.

Keeping children away from heat sources.

This Month (June) in WFD History

Asst. Chief JOSEPH FUSARO, May 23

6-8-1872- An alarm of fire was sounded for a fire in the Episcopal Church.

6-11-1899-First Firemen's Memorial service held. Tradition has continued for 118 years.

6-28-1902-Alarm of fire sounded for a barn fire at the home of William Segar of Elm St.

6-28-1936-Box 33 sounded at 2300 hrs for a house fire in Ashaway. The Ahrens Fox and Ford Brush truck responded.

6-3-1943-Box 41 sounded for a fire ... (Full Story)

This Month (May) in WFD History

Asst. Chief JOSEPH FUSARO, May 11

5-30-1895-An alarm of Fire was sounded for a fire in the Krebs Block on Main St.

5-9-1899-An alarm of fire was sounded for a fire at the Pierce Residence (Corner of Pierce and Pond Sts) for a barn fire.

5-11-1910-Box 57 sounded at 2220 hrs for a fire in the Barber Memorial Building (Perks & Corks) on High St/ Damage was estimated at $45,000.00, a substantial loss for this era.

5-8-1933-Box 33 sounded ... (Full Story)

This Month (April) in WFD History

Asst. Chief JOSEPH FUSARO, May 11

4-1-1889-Alarm sounded for a fir in the Porter-Loveland Block on High St.

4-30-1899-Alarm, sounded for fire in the Armory Hall on Main St. Damage estimated at $11,000.00.

4-25-1903-Alarm Sounded for a fire in the J.B. Eastman Grist Mill on Commerce St. Pawcatuck firefighters brought a line over a barge to hit fire from the river side.

4-6-1906-Box 28 sounded for a fire in Vose's Barn on Railroad ... (Full Story)

No Caption Working Fires

Chief John Mackay, April 04

Photo #1 is a working fire at 10 Pearl Street. Photo #2 is a working fire in a 4 unit condo complex which was started by the manufacturing of BHO. Photo #3 is a working fire on first 2 units arrival. Photo #4 is a single family residence with a fire stared from unattended cooking. A 2 year old was rescued FD and transported to R.I. Hospital with 2nd degree burns. Photo #5 is a tax payer fire started ... (Full Story & Photos)

This Month (March) WFD History

Asst. Chief JOSEPH FUSARO, March 17

March 1884 Alert Hook & Ladder Co. # 1 formed

March 25, 1900- Mutual Aid to Pawcatuck Elionsky Shoe Store West Broad St.

March 13,1932- Box 64 Pearl And High Sts, for a fire in the Turco home.

March 25, 1938-Box 33 (Out of District), 20 acres of brush burnt at corner of Potter Hill Rd and Varietyville Rd (Canal St)

March 14, 1947-Box 33- Mutual Aid to Hope Valley, Hope Valley Grain Elevator destroyed, ... (Full Story)


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