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2021 Incidents
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2020 INCIDENTS
JANUARY 33
FERRUARY 51
MARCH 36
APRIL 26
MAY 65
JUNE 70
JULY 65
AUGUST 74
SEPTEMBER 64
OCTOBER 65
NOVEMBER 59
DECEMBER 38

2019 Incidents
January 76
February 48
March 42
April 38
May 57
June 63
July 79
August 52
Septamber 58
October 94
November 60
December 44
Total 711

2018 Incidents
January 56
February 43
March 73
April 46
May 43
June 52
July 77
August 85
September 58
October 65
November 59
December 55
Total 712

2017 Incidents
January 56
February 28
March 47
April 45
May 42
June 55
July 77
August 55
September 44
October 53
November 48
December 50
Total 600

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*Important 2020 Tax Information*
 
The 2020 Fire District Tax Statements were mailed the first week of November and were due by November 30th.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
the Tax Office is CLOSED at this time. If you are in need of tax information, please email your request to taxes@westerlyfire.com. 
 
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Members of the Westerly Fire Department stretch a 2 1/2 inch line over the aerial of Ladder 1 into the second floor of the Welch Building.
Members of the Westerly Fire Department stretch a 2 1/2 inch line over the aerial of Ladder 1 into the second floor of the Welch Building.

BLAZE FROM THE PAST: THE MOHICAN MARKET

Asst. Chief Joseph Fusaro, March 01

On Thursday March 22, 1956, Westerly would see the most destructive fire in the downtown area during the 1950’s. Situated near the corner of Broad St and Union St sat the Welch Building occupied by the Mohican Market. The Mohican Market served many in both Westerly and Pawcatuck. At about 5:18 am Westerly Police Officer Peter Comforti was patrolling the downtown area when he noticed smoke. While he ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ice Rescue Training

Lieutenant Izzi, February 18

Our volunteers participated in a two part training series focused on Ice Rescue. The first night was focused on the various equipment and different rescue techniques. The second night we simulated a victim that had fell through the ice, where our members took turns executing the rescue.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Firefighters Pat Husereau and Larry Rathbun, of  Rhode Island Steam Fire Engine Co. 1 operate a 2 1/2 inside an overhead door in heavy smoke. Box 3152, 2/18/1969
Firefighters Pat Husereau and Larry Rathbun, of Rhode Island Steam Fire Engine Co. 1 operate a 2 1/2 inside an overhead door in heavy smoke. Box 3152, 2/18/1969

BLAZE FROM THE PAST

Asst. Chief Joseph Fusaro, February 01

On Tuesday February 18, 1969 Westerly was settling back to normal after a mid-February snowstorm. Snow accumulations totaled several inches. At 2:30 pm Charles Coon, an employee of Collings Storage discovered a fire in rear of the main warehouse. He attempted to extinguish the fire discharging two fire extinguishers on the growing blaze with no affect. As the fire grew it activated the sprinkler ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Adopt a Fire Hydrant

Captain Sam Homsi, February 01

Businesses and homeowners alike are encouraged to “Adopt-A-Hydrant” near your business or home. There are hundreds of fire hydrants in the Westerly Fire District. Having hydrants clear of snow in an emergency can save minutes, where minutes could mean life or death.

Take a picture and post in the comment section with the #myWFDhydrant.... (Full Story & Photos)

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THIS MONTH (JANUARY) IN WFD HISTORY

Asst. Chief Joseph Fusaro, January 04

January 20, 1869- The Committee on Fire Engines purchased a steam powered fire engine , The Rhode Island Steam Fire Engine No. 1 along with a new hand pumper to be called the N.F. Dixon No. 2 from the Jeffers Company of Pawtucket RI.

January 5, 1875- The barn of Benjamin Babcock located in Stillmanville was destroyed by fire. This is in Pawcatuck.

January 10, 1901-Vose's Ice house caught fire ... (Full Story)


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