On Saturday, April 27, the Warwick Volunteer Fire Department hosted its 150th Anniversary Open House and Firefighter Food Truck Community Fest along with participation in the RecruitNY weekend.
During the weekend, volunteer fire departments throughout the state opened their doors and provided the public with a glimpse of what it is like to be a volunteer firefighter.
Potential volunteers had an opportunity to speak with active volunteers and RecruitNY also gave residents a better understanding of the role the local fire department plays in protecting their community.
During its 150th Anniversary Open House and as part of RecruitNY, all four Warwick fire companies were on hand at Fire Station No. 1 on Church Street Extension to conduct demonstrations and provide tours of equipment.
In addition that day, the Orange County Sheriffs Office issued 34 Child Safe fingerprint photo ID’s to families attending. And the New York State Police Troop F Seatbelt Convincer was on hand to allow the public to feel the effects of a minor 7 to 15 mph car accident.
Volunteer firefighters and members of the WFD Auxiliary were also on hand to help with the event and to sell tee shirts and mugs. And during the event, visitors had an opportunity to enjoy refreshments provided by the food truck vendors while being entertained with live music courtesy of the Uncle Shoe Horn band.
To join the Warwick Volunteer Fire Department visit Warwickfire150@gmail.com.
– Roger Gavan
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