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2022 Walworth Festival in the Park
2022 Webster Parade!
Are you Ready? Let's talk Safety!

Yes, it is that time of the year for the Annual National Night Out, Gananda High School parking lot on Wednesday, August 16th. 

Displays by local First Responders, activities, free refreshments. Bring the family out and learn what is available to you and how to stay safe!
It's Softball Season!
Yes, it's that time of the year again. Members of the Walworth Fire Department are joining members of the Macedon Center Fire Department as the Macedon Center Fire Department Team in the Wayne County Firefighter's League.

If you are free you can always attend any of the games to cheer on your favorite team of First Responders as they compete for the potential League championship in August!
Photos From Our April 2022 Open House
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!

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!
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!!


  • 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.

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...



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 **

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...



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