The Warwick Fire Department has
a proud tradition of community service that dates back to
Over the years we
have grown to better meet the needs of the community, in
which we live and work.
Our Department provides
quality, cost effective Fire Protection, Fire Prevention
Emergency Assistance to the residents, visitors and
properties in the Warwick Fire District.
Our all volunteer firefighters
respond to calls for assistance and emergency incidents
without prejudice, conducting ourselves in a professional
manner while remaining well trained and equipped to manage
and control any situation that may occur.
2013 OC Volunteer Firefighter Educator of the Year Award
Congratulations Department President Chad Quackenbush
of the Excelsior Hose Co No 1
Release with more details and the Gala awards ceremony
Fire – 4-15-13 Severe clutter inside this house
prevented firefighters from making headway in their attempt
to extinguish this fire from the interior. The roof was
vented but crews were still unable to advance to the seat of
In the interest
of firefighter safety, command switched to a defensive
(exterior) attack. A ladder pipe was then used to knock down
the main body of fire, allowing firefighters to re-enter the
building to complete the extensive overhaul.
Fire – 1-26-2013 Fast
work by Warwick firefighters averted disaster on Saturday
January 26, 2013 after a plumber, attempting to thaw frozen
pipes, kindled a fire in the wall of this balloon framed
was common in the early 1900s, utilizing long wall studs
that reached from the foundation to the attic with no fire
stopping in between. Fire in a wall of such construction can
quickly spread from basement to attic by way of the chimney
effect in the unprotected stud spaces.
Fire – 10/14/12
A fast moving fire destroyed this house at 2 Jonathan Court
in Warwick on Sunday October 14, 2012. Warwick Fire was
dispatched at 12:04 PM and arrived to find the house fully
involved in flames.
Except for the family dog, no one was home at the time of
the fire and sadly, the dog perished in the blaze. A pet
rabbit was recued by firefighters who moved its hutch to
safety as fire neared. A pet hamster was found apparently
unharmed in the garage and was transported by neighbors to a
Investigators believe the fire started in the area of the
& Safety Public Service Announcements & Resources
Every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home
fires. Over half of these deaths (52%) occur between the
hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am, when
residents are typically sleeping. Smoke and toxic gases from
a home fire are as deadly as heat and flames.
Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries, and minimize
property damage by detecting fires early and alerting
residents, allowing crucial time to escape. The risk of
dying from a fire in a home without working smoke alarms is
twice as high as in a home that has working smoke alarms.
With that being said and daylight savings
time upon us, the Warwick Fire Department would like to
remind all of its District residents not only do we need to
remember to change our clocks but to change our batteries in
our smoke alarms and make sure that they work properly.
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more Fire Prevention Info-
The best way to fight a
fire is to prevent one. Through knowledge, training and
valuable resources we seek to educate the community and save