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$10 EACH

 

SATURDAY MARCH 13, 2021

PICK UP BETWEEN 4 – 5:30 PM @ FIRE HALL

2178 CHURCH STREEET, WALWORTH

 


 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Do You Know These Guys?
The WFD recently came into possession of this 1940's era photo of the Walworth FD Baseball team taken at what is believed to be the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Palmyra. If you recognize anyone and can put a name to a face, please contact us!
The July Business Meeting was very special! Our members members were treated to some fantastic Girl Scout cookies courtesy of Sophia, a member of Troop 6536. Thanks Sophia for the treat and your fantastic artwork!
Walworth Team Takes First Place

Walworth Firefighters that are members of the Lyons Rod and Gun Club Team 2 pose to commemorate their first place finish in the 2019-2020 Sporterifle Empire League competition. Members (from left to right) are Denny Flye, Dave Corney, Gary Germano, Pat Schmitt, and Bob Plant.

Team 2 took first place for their level after 21 weeks (from September to March) of competition at the Lyons Rod and Gun club indoor range. Each team has 8-10 members shooting  every week. The top 5 individual scores are tallied to generate a team score. Team 2 was undefeated for the entire season. Congratulations Team 2!

FROM: Walworth Fire Department

CONTACT: chief@walworthfd.org or president@walworthfd.org

 

Recruitment Open House to be Held at the Walworth Fire Department on April 25th & 26th. 

As part of the 10th annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, the Walworth Fire Department will open its doors to area residents so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community.

 

The past several years have been challenging for volunteer fire departments across New York State, as many are struggling with decreased membership and increased call volume. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Walworth Fire Department needs to bolster its ranks so it can continue to provide the optimum and necessary level of protection for its residents.

As part of RecruitNY, on Saturday, April 25th from 10 Am until 12 noon and Sunday, April 26 from 11 AM until 1 PM the Walworth Fire Department, located on Church Street, behind the Kwik Fill, will join volunteer fire departments across the New York state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive. Not only will RecruitNY be an opportunity to highlight the rewards and responsibilities that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.

 

Throughout the Open House, Department members will conduct tours of the station and firefighter apparatus, allow visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provide activities and fascinating informational opportunities throughout the firehouse for visitors. The fire department will discuss the requirements to be a volunteer as well as conduct demonstrations, answer questions, and let visitors know how to get involved in the fire departments.

 

Last year, more than 600 fire departments across the state held recruitment open houses. FASNY is planning for an even higher turnout this year.

 

Chief Karel Ambroz says, “All are welcome to join us during RecruitNY.” “This is an excellent opportunity for people to meet their local volunteer firefighters and learn a bit more about the fire service. Volunteer firefighters are everyday heroes who dedicate their spare time to helping people in their times of need. We are always looking for new members, and it is our hope that after seeing the incredible camaraderie of the firehouse up close, more people will be interested in becoming a part of our very special family.”

 

For more information contact chief@walworthfd.org or president@walworthfd.org.

Congratulations Gordy; 50 years and still Active!
If you see Gordy Reed out and about town, take a minute to congratulate him on reaching a major Fire Service Milestone: 50 years of dedicated service to the residents of Walworth Fire District #1 and citizens of Wayne County.

That is a lot of: cellar pump details, motor vehicle accidents, fires, rescue calls, grass fires, searches for missing people, exploding houses, downed power lines, and anything else people needed help with.

Gordy joined the Department way back in 1970 and has been an Active member since. During his volunteer career he has served as Chief, District Commissioner, President and is currently one of the three Department Trustees responsible for all Department owned equipment. In addition he has served on numerous committees for Department functions and needs from By-Laws to Pizza Booth. 

Thanks for your service Gordy!
Final Call
It is with great sadness that the Walworth Fire Department announces that Life Member Jim Drew has answered his final call. Jim joined our Department in 1972 and served in many capacities. 

In addition to being an active firefighter and fire policeman, he served on the Committee for building the new fire hall, was elected Fire Commissioner for District !, was the first building custodian and Department Chaplin, served the community as both an Ambulance driver and Medic, and, in later years, served as the Department Photographer. Jim was also active in many other Community activities such as the Walworth Lions Club, Walworth Recreation, Boy Scouts, and Ski Patrol.

Jim's passing is a great loss to the Department and Community. Rest easy Jim; we have the watch.
Be a good Neighbor!

Like the commercial says; "Be a good neighbor!"

Did you know that just 30 years ago you had 17 minutes to escape a burning home and today you only have 3-4 minutes? Modern home building materials and furnishings may hold up to wear and tear but they burn much faster.

The ability to get water on the fire quickly can mean the difference between a small fire and total loss. Winter creates a number of challenges but one we can control is access to fire hydrants. Clearing snow away from the hydrant on all sides for about two feet makes it easier for the Fire Department to hook up hose and send water to the fire.

The Walworth Fire Department is a sponsor of the Hydrant Helper Program but not all hydrants are kept clear. If you have one on your street, neighbors can take turns clearing the snow away to allow the Fire Department quick access.

Be a good neighbor for your street and the Fire Department. Help us help you!!


NFPA Vacation Home SAFETY TIPS


  • Working smoke alarms are in every sleeping room. They are outside each separate sleeping area. They are on every level of the home.
  • Working smoke alarms are interconnected, if possible. When one alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • Portable fire extinguishers are in the home and are easy to reach.
  • Working carbon monoxide alarms are outside each separate sleeping area. They are on every level of the home and in other locations as required by laws, codes, or standards.
  • The owner has posted a floor plan. It notes all escape routes and exits and provides emergency contact information.
  • Everyone knows the address of the home.
  • Everyone staying in the home has identified two ways out of every room and how to escape in an emergency.
  • All doors and windows that lead outside are able to be opened.
  • An outside meeting place has been chosen. It is a safe distance away from the home.
  • Everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone from outside.
  • If smoking is allowed, a smoking area has been designated and is well away from the structure. Deep, sturdy ashtrays have been provided.
  • All pathways are free and clear of tripping hazards.
  • Electrical outlets are free from multiple cords and adaptors.
  • The stovetop is clear. Anything that can catch fire is not near the stovetop, such as curtains and towels.

10/18/18 - Fall Season Tips

 

 Clear leaves from street drains.

 

 Clear leaves from your gutters.

 

 Changes smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

 

 Have your furnace serviced.

 

 Have your chimney cleaned.

 

 Reconsider leaf burning.

 

 Be careful with candles and space heaters.

11/1/2019 - Ride To School Program
We are Proud to announce that the annual "Ride to School in a Fire Truck" program resulted in (243) students working with their families to do FFBob's homework assignment. This means (243) families have taken an inventory of their smoke detectors and tested them to Stay Safe. This year's program had an increase of (99) participants.

09/20/18 - WCVFA Annual Memorial Service

Wayne County Volunteer Firemen's Association Annual Memorial Service for

Harry Wyant (6/13/17)
Joyce VanHaneghem (7/8/17)
John Baxter (9/29/17)

* Gone But Not Forgotten *

6/30/18 - Walworth Fire Department Scholarships

** CONGRATULATIONS & GOOD LUCK **

Gananda Central School District: Austin Jacobs

Wayne Central School District: Bradley Rush


Awarded to a Walworth resident in good standing in the top half of the class.
The student has been accepted at, and enrolled in, an accredited
two or four year college, exhibits good citizenship by performing
community service and outreach beyond that required by curriculum.
3/23/19 - Firefighter Of The Year Award

Congratulations to Ty Henandez for being the 2018 recipient of this award!

3/19/19 - New York State Open Burning Law


 

**No Open Burns are allowed between March 16th and May 14th **


 

Please see this link if you have any questions regarding the "Open Burning Law" in New York State...


 

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html    

12/19/17 - Winter Tips

 

 

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

 

Once a month check whether each alarm in the home is working properly by pushing the test button.

 

Replace batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year. Immediately install a new battery if an alarm chirps, warning the battery is low.

 

Never disable smoke or carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Teach your children what smoke and carbon monoxide alarms sound like and what to do when they hear them.

 

Know all of your house exits and be sure that all escape routes are free of snow.

 

Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.

 

Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.

 

If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets away from space heaters.

 

When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over as another safety measure.

 

Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.

 

Keep fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

 

Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected and cleaned once a year.


Shovel the snow away from fire hydrants that are near your home for easy access in case of an emergency.

 

Drive carefully and adjust your speed for the road conditions.


11/3/17 - New Spartan Engine

We want to thank the many people who made up the truck committee over the past couple of years. They have volunteered their time and talent to come up with a design that will serve the people of Walworth Fire District # 1 for many years. 
The staff at Colden Enterprises is excited to announce the partnership with the Walworth Fire District # 1 in Wayne County on the contract award for a 2018 Spartan Legend Series Pumper. The Spartan Metro Star chassis and Legend series modular aluminum pumper body provides all of the quality and features Spartan has to offer in a fully engineered package. Congratulations to the Walworth Fire District #1 and we thank you for your business. The future Engine 50 has the following features:


- Spartan Metro Star LFD Custom Chassis with 10” raised roof and seating for eight (8)
- Spartan’s exclusive Advanced Protection System
- Cummins L9 450 HP engine
- Weldon multiplex electrical system with a Vista IV control screen
- Bostrom SCBA seating with Bostrom SecureAll SCBA brackets 
- Whelen LED DOT, Warning & Scene Lights, M6 & M9 series
- Hale 1500 GPM Pump
- 1000 gallon water tank 
- Whelen PSTANK LED tank level lights on cab sides
- Trident AirPrime pump priming system
- Side mount pump panel with three (3) crosslays 
- FRC InControl 400 electronic governor/engine monitor
- Front bumper discharge with hose well
- Rear discharge with TFT Blitzfire portable monitor preconnected
- TFT Hurricane deck gun with an 18” TFT Extend-A-Gun telescopic riser
- Stainless steel sub-frame, modular aluminum body
- ROM series IV rollup compartment doors
- PAC wall mounted tool boards in all upper compartments
- Ladders stored internally on the right side of the body
- Two (2) 10’ lengths of 6” lightweight suction hose stored on top of the body

* Delivery expected summer of 2018

   

10/11/17 - Fall Season Tips

 

Clear leaves from street drains.

 

Clear leaves from your gutters.

 

Changes smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

 

Have your furnace serviced.

 

Have your chimney cleaned.

 

Reconsider leaf burning.

 

Be careful with candles and space heaters.

9/30/17 - Chicken BBQ Fundraisers
*** We thank you and greatly appreciate your support!! ***
7/31/17 - Walworth Fire Department Special Gift

Check out this awesome picture that we received from Jaxsen Kubida!!
Good job and we greatly appreciate it!!
Pictured from left to right: Dennis Vendel, Jaxsen Kubida, Mark Rutkowski, Jimmy DelleFave
7/19/17 - New LED Sign

6/30/17 - Walworth Fire Department Scholarships
Awarded to a Walworth resident in good standing in the top half of the class.
The student has been accepted at, and enrolled in, an accredited
two or four year college, exhibits good citizenship by performing
community service and outreach beyond that required by curriculum.
5/1/17 - New Dispatch Notification System

We are excited to announce that we migrated to a new Dispatch Notification System that integrates all aspects of quickly and efficiently arriving at a call and communicating with our Members.  It is called "I Am Responding" and it works on all cell phones with use of their App.  Here are some of the features that it offers:

  • Integrates well with the 911 Dispatch Center.
  • Timely deliver of all 911 calls to our cell phones via e-mail, text message, and/or App.
  • Includes full message from 911 Dispatch Center providing various useful information.
  • Enables all Firefighters to designate if they are on duty / off duty.
  • Tracks the in service / out of service status of all apparatus.
  • Allows Firefighters to acknowledge that they are responding to the call.
  • Computer monitors in front of the 3 trucks at the Fire Hall display who is responding and what is their role.
  • Tablets in the trucks allow easy GPS navigation to the address of the call.
  • Advanced Mapping System displays all fire hydrants, fire department connections (FDCs), and various other useful information to review on the way to the call.
  • Apparatus route tracking while on the way to the call.
  • Displays upcoming events on the computer monitors at the Fire Hall.
  • Group texting to all Firefighters, Auxiliary, and Leadership Team.
  • Several Administrative Functions for member lists, attendance tracking, inventory tracking, expiration tracking, and others.
3/27/17 - Firefighter Of The Year Award

Congratulations to Charlie Phalen for being the 2016 recipient of this award!

12/20/16 - Winter Tips

 

 

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

 

Once a month check whether each alarm in the home is working properly by pushing the test button.

 

Replace batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year. Immediately install a new battery if an alarm chirps, warning the battery is low.

 

Never disable smoke or carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Teach your children what smoke and carbon monoxide alarms sound like and what to do when they hear them.

 

Know all of your house exits and be sure that all escape routes are free of snow.

 

Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.

 

Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.

 

If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets away from space heaters.

 

When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over as another safety measure.

 

Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.

 

Keep fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

 

Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected and cleaned once a year.


Shovel the snow away from fire hydrants that are near your home for easy access in case of an emergency.

 

Drive carefully and adjust your speed for the road conditions.

10/3/16 - New LED Signs Arrived

 

We are excited to receive our 2 new LED signs that will be used to communicate
various information to the community.  They contain 3 colors (red, green, yellow),
a temperature sensor, and many other cool features.  We are still working out all
of the details before they can be setup and displayed.  Stay tuned!

9/26/16 - Fall Season Tips

 

Clear leaves from street drains.

 

Clear leaves from your gutters.

 

Changes smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

 

Have your furnace serviced.

 

Have your chimney cleaned.

 

Reconsider leaf burning.

 

Be careful with candles and space heaters.

7/9/16 - Wayne County Grant (Nozzolio)

The Walworth Fire Department is very appreciative for being a recipient
of this grant for 2016.  We used the $10,000 towards the following equipment:

70" Interactive LCD Display
Desktop Computer, Wireless Keyboard & Mouse, HDMI Cable, Webcam
Microsoft Office 2016
2 Flame-Sim Licenses
2 Xbox Controllers
Rope Rescue Equipment
"Five Alarm Leadership" Training
4/12/16 - Firefighter Of The Year Award

Congratulations to Chris House for being the 2015 recipient of this award!

3/16/16 - New York State Open Burning Law


 

**No Open Burns are allowed between March 16th and May 14th **


 

Please see this link if you have any questions regarding the "Open Burning Law" in New York State...


 

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html    

12/15/15 - Winter Tips

 

 

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

 

Once a month check whether each alarm in the home is working properly by pushing the test button.

 

Replace batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year. Immediately install a new battery if an alarm chirps, warning the battery is low.

 

Never disable smoke or carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Teach your children what smoke and carbon monoxide alarms sound like and what to do when they hear them.

 

Know all of your house exits and be sure that all escape routes are free of snow.

 

Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.

 

Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.

 

If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets away from space heaters.

 

When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over as another safety measure.

 

Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.

 

Keep fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

 

Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected and cleaned once a year.


Shovel the snow away from fire hydrants that are near your home for easy access in case of an emergency.

 

Drive carefully and adjust your speed for the road conditions.

9/26/15 - Fall Season Tips

 

Clear leaves from street drains.

 

Clear leaves from your gutters.

 

Changes smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detector batteries.

 

Have your furnace serviced.

 

Have your chimney cleaned.

 

Reconsider leaf burning.

 

Be careful with candles and space heaters.

9/19/15 - Thank You!!

Thanks to everyone who supported the

Wayne County Sheriff's K-9 Unit Steak Roast Dinner at all 3 Fire Departments!!
8/3/15 - Kenneth M Cigna Award

Congratulations to Chris House for being the 2014 recipient of this award!
7/7/15 - Thank You!!

The Walworth Fire Department would like to thank the estate of

Elsie M. Fletcher

for her generous donation!!

7/7/15 - Support For Local High Schools

We support our local High Schools at Gananda and Wayne with a $100 scholarship to a qualified Senior student at each school.  Please see your Guidance Counselor for more information.

Gananda Senior: Alexander Poulsen
Wayne Senior: Noah Rathbun



** We wish all Senior students success in your future endeavors **

5/19/15 - Welcome & Thanks To TOPS Family Market

We welcome TOPS Family Market to Walworth, NY.  Our Chief, Charlie Phalen, was presented with a $500 donation during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 19th.

THANK YOU!!

4/20/15 - New "SureFoot" Equipment

 

Check out our new piece of equipment that makes roof ventilation easier and safer!

3/16/15 - New York State Open Burning Law


 

**No Open Burns are allowed between March 16th and May 14th **


 

Please see this link if you have any questions regarding the "Open Burning Law" in New York State...


 

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html

2/1/15 - Winter Tips

 

 

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.

 

Once a month check whether each alarm in the home is working properly by pushing the test button.

 

Replace batteries in smoke alarms at least once a year. Immediately install a new battery if an alarm chirps, warning the battery is low.

 

Never disable smoke or carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Teach your children what smoke and carbon monoxide alarms sound like and what to do when they hear them.

 

Know all of your house exits and be sure that all escape routes are free of snow.

 

Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

 

Keep all potential sources of fuel like paper, clothing, bedding or rugs at least three feet away from space heaters, stoves, or fireplaces.

 

Portable heaters and fireplaces should never be left unattended. Turn off space heaters and make sure any embers in the fireplace are extinguished before going to bed or leaving home.

 

If you must use a space heater, place it on a level, hard and nonflammable surface (such as ceramic tile floor), not on rugs or carpets or near bedding or drapes. Keep children and pets away from space heaters.

 

When buying a space heater, look for models that shut off automatically if the heater falls over as another safety measure.

 

Never use a cooking range or oven to heat your home.

 

Keep fire in your fireplace by using a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

 

Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces professionally inspected and cleaned once a year.


Shovel the snow away from fire hydrants that are near your home for easy access in case of an emergency.

 

Drive carefully and adjust your speed for the road conditions.

2/1/15 - Western Wayne County Snowmobile Trail Map


Click here for 2014-2015 Trail Map

1/1/15 - Happy New Year!!

 

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our annual fund drive.

 

We greatly appreciate your continued generous support!!

11/21/14 - Off To Buffalo With East Williamson, Savannah, Palmyra, and Lincoln To Help After Huge Snow Storm