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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

2016 Incidents
Jan 40
Feb 48
Mar 36
Apr 56
May 45
Jun 46
Jul 65
Aug 91
Sep 61
Oct 54
Nov 44
Dec 60
Total 646

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The 2020 Fire District Tax Statements will be mailed the first week of November and will be due by November 30th.  If you do not receive a statement please call 401-596-3856 and a copy will be mailed to you.  The office is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We are expected to re-open soon, however we are strongly suggesting payments be mailed or use of our mail slot at 180 Beach Street be utilized.  We are currently working on the possibility of accepting debit/credit card payments.  Information will be included with statements if the process is completed in time for this year's billing cycle. Further information is available on the Fire District Taxes tab.

No Caption Ask a Firefighter: How can I help my community during the pandemic?

Captain Jane Perkins (WHFD), September 08

There is no question that fire departments are facing unprecedented challenges during the global pandemic. The pandemic has changed the way first responders train and how they respond to fire and first aid calls. However, the dedication of the volunteers in the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League has remained constant. There is an inherent danger in being a first responder, yet volunteers throughout ... (Full Story & Photos)

Department Officers

Captain Sam Homsi, August 30

The Board of Engineers recognized the need to restructure the line officers of the Westerly Fire Department. The Board developed a new command structure of 2 Captains and 4 Lieutenants. These officers were selected after an application process and oral interviews. The new line officers began their duties June 1, 2020 and were recently recognized at our Annual Meeting Wed, August 26, 2020.

The Board ... (Full Story & Photos)

Front Row (Left to Right): A/C Trebisacci, Chief Mackay, A/C Morrone, A/C Fusaro

Back Row: Lt Henderson, Lt Baker, Lt, Haik, Lt Izzi, Cpt Homsi, Cpt Fricke
Front Row (Left to Right): A/C Trebisacci, Chief Mackay, A/C Morrone, A/C Fusaro Back Row: Lt Henderson, Lt Baker, Lt, Haik, Lt Izzi, Cpt Homsi, Cpt Fricke

Structure Fire - Fox Run

A/C Fusaro, August 23

On Sunday August 23, 2020 the Westerly Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 2:38pm to Fox Run in Avondale for a reported garage fire. First arriving units found heavy fire in an attached 2-story garage. With serious fire conditions and high heat and humidity, a 2nd Alarm was struck bringing in Pawcatuck Fire Department and an additional request for manpower from Watch Hill-Fire . Westerly ... (Full Story)

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)


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