Westerly Fire Department
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2021 Incidents
January 50
February 48
March 63
April 44
May 63
June 57
July 79
August 81
September 67
October 59
November 71
December 75

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 2021 Tax Information*
 
The 2021 Fire District Tax Statements were mailed the first week of November and were due by November 30th.  To check balance due with interest please click the Check Account Balances link below.  Also to check balances paid for Income Tax filing purposes, please click Check Account Balance link.
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Box 1122-January 8, 1963-A view of the rear of the Barber Memorial Building as fire blows out two windows and the transom above the exit door.
Box 1122-January 8, 1963-A view of the rear of the Barber Memorial Building as fire blows out two windows and the transom above the exit door.

BLAZE FROM THE PAST-BARBER MEMORIAL-PORTER-LOVELAND FIRE -January 8, 1963

Asst. Chief Joseph Fusaro, January 02

1963 would start with one of the largest downtown fires in Westerly’s history. the weather was as it has been recently with above normal temperatures. On Tuesday January 8, 1963, a fire was discovered in the Barber Memorial Building 58 High St. Witnesses heard what sounded like a small explosion and later flames erupted from the rear of the Barber Building. Box 1122 in Dixon Square was used ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Structure Fire - 170 Canal Street

Captain Sam Homsi, December 27

At approximately 0405 hours on Thursday, 12/23, the Volunteers of the Westerly Fire Department were alerted to a structure fire at 170 Canal Street. First arriving units confirmed a working fire within several minutes, with the first due engine arriving shortly thereafter. Despite heavy fire and weather conditions, an aggressive and quick attack brought the fire under control within approximately ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Box 1133-December 22, 1982-View of the rear of the Riverside Inn as members of the Alert Hook & Ladder Co. stretch lines to the third floor via the aerial.
Box 1133-December 22, 1982-View of the rear of the Riverside Inn as members of the Alert Hook & Ladder Co. stretch lines to the third floor via the aerial.

BLAZE OF THE PAST: THE RIVERSIDE INN-December 22,1982

Asst. Chief Joseph Fusaro, December 02

Wednesday December 22, 1982 was a cold day with temperatures in the 30's and a westerly wind of 10 mph.. With it only three days before Christmas it would be the worst time to experience a major fire. The fire was discovered by a tenant, Oscar Hernandez, who was returning from work. As he made his way to his third floor apartment he noticed smoke seeping from around a door frame of another ... (Full Story & Photos)

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BLAZE FROM THE PAST- POTTER HILL MILL FIRE-NOVEMBER 7, 1977

Asst. Chief Joseph Fusaro, November 04

As the sun began to rise over Westerly on a cool Monday November 7, 1977, people were going to be sleeping in as the nation was observing Veterans’ Day. Around 6:20 am neighbors of the Potter Hill Mill hear what sounded like firecrackers going off. Getting out of bed to investigate Mrs. Nancy Buckstael saw a great wall of flames coming from the mill. A phone call was made to the Westerly Fire Station ... (Full Story & Photos)

Box 4535-November 7, 1977-View from the Potter Hill Bridge prior to arrival.
Box 4535-November 7, 1977-View from the Potter Hill Bridge prior to arrival.

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Box 3111-October 13, 1985-A view of the rear as Westerly and Pawcatuck's ladder trucks go to work on the fire.
Box 3111-October 13, 1985-A view of the rear as Westerly and Pawcatuck's ladder trucks go to work on the fire.

BLAZE FROM THE PAST-THE ALBA INN FIRE

Asst. Chief Joseph Fusaro, October 02

It was a dank and dreary on Sunday October 13, 1985. At some time after 6:00 am smoke detectors began sounding in the Alba Inn at 31 Canal St. The manager of the rooming house assisted by another tenant began banging on doors to awaken other tenants while a call was placed to the Westerly Fire Department. Box 3111 for High St and Canal St was transmitted from the firehouse on Union St. at ... (Full Story & Photos)

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