A fun way for the kids to learn about safety thanks to Sparky The Fire DogHelp Sparky the Fire Dog practice his home fire escape plan before going to the carnival with our brand new mobile app! When you hear the Beep, Beep, Beep of a smoke alarm, help him find a safe way to his outside meeting place, unlocking three cool mini-games that teach addition, spelling and problem solving skills. ow.ly/FnT230fXMWv ... See MoreSee Less
The Woodmere Vol. Fire Department would like to say thank you to everyone that was able to attend and help make this year's Fire Prevention and Safety Day event a huge success. A special thank you to Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Councilman Anthony D'Esposito who stopped by to show their support for our volunteers and our fire department. ... See MoreSee Less
The volunteer first responders of the Woodmere Vol. Fire Department do amazing work 24/7 to keep our community and families safe. Thanks for inviting us. Always glad to support our fire service.
As always, great job, Woodmere Vol. Fire Department!
4 days ago
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5 minute countdown until the first fire safety demo... ... See MoreSee Less
Demonstration Schedule for Fire Prevention and Safety at The Woodmere Vol. Fire Department is as follows:
12:45 Meet a firefighter/Dryer and Stove Safety
1:45 Patient Extrication from a vehicle demo
2:45 How firefighters ventilate smoke from a roof during a fire
3:45 Operating a firehose at a vehicle fire
There will be raffles at the end of each demo.
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Make learning about fire safety fun...
Easy enough to do with your family. Take the time to make a plan then practice practice practice.
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department shared their event.
2 weeks ago
Fire Prevention and Safety Day
Great reminder from Sparky!
Don't forget to join us on Sunday October 15th from 12 to 4 PM at the Woodmere Vol. Fire Department
Fire Prevention and Safety DayWith #FirePreventionWeek right around the corner, Sparky wanted to remind everyone to plan your escape! www.fpw.org ... See MoreSee Less
#Practice #Practice #ThenPracticeSomeMore Stay Safe
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department added an event.
3 weeks ago
The Woodmere Vol. Fire Department is excited to host another exciting fire prevention day for families and kids of all ages. Come learn about fire safety, meet your local fire department personel and even go for a ride in a fire engine. We can't wait to see you there!!!
Fire Prevention and Safety Day
4 weeks ago
On Friday evening Woodmere Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire. Woodmere Engine 354 quickly stretched a line, extinguished the fire and contained the damage to one room. In the end, the cause of the fire was from holiday candles being too close to the wall. Always consider the placement of your candles before lighting them and regularly check your smoke detectors. Safety first! ... See MoreSee Less
In 1974 on Mothers Day the Woodmere Vol. Fire Department Saved my house (parents house) and 2 cats!! Never got a chance to say Thank You!!
So Thank You if any Firefighters are reading this!👍👍👍
It's Lisa's friends😫so sad
Great work WFD.
Thank you Woodmere Vol. Fire Department
Make sure that everyone in your family knows who and how to call in case of an emergency. The Woodmere Vol. Fire Department can be reached at (516) 374-2000 or 911. If you live in district and need stickers for your phone contact us at woodmerefd.com/contact-us/
Some important info to have handy for the upcoming weather. Stay Safe.STORM WATCH: We're ready to respond to any impact caused by #Jose, should it affect our service territory tomorrow into Wednesday. Heavy rainfall and tropical storm force wind gusts are expected across the island. As a result, we're ensuring additional supplies are on hand, including poles and transformers, and will have additional personnel ready to respond to the approaching storm. Follow #Jose's storm track: spr.ly/61888FNcn ... See MoreSee Less
Hurricane Checklist for the Technically Inclined
If you still have them, modern home telephones need power to operate.
Have at least one simple phone that has no power cord.
Cell phones will need to be recharged. Have a car charger ready and maybe a battery pack charger.
Have many spare batteries (D, C, AA, AAA and 9 volt) and rotate them throughout the year.
Hint: Buy a year's worth of batteries every June.
Both telephone lines and cell towers are dependent on power. Most systems have batteries but these will run down after a few hours. Lines will be very busy and there may be outages. When the cell phone towers fail, you will lose all services on your cell phone, including the Internet.
Please keep your calls short. Often texting works if you can't complete a call. You may not be able to call 911.
Home Internet service, including telephone lines delivered by the Internet (VoIP), will also fail.
Have a printout or list of all your important phone numbers in case your cell phone is damaged or goes dead.
Know the physical location of your nearest Fire Station, Hospital, and Police Sub Station in case you have no telephone communication at all.
Before the storm, take digital pictures or video of your home and valuables. Keep the cameras and media in a water proof box. Take more pictures of any damage before you start repairs. These pictures can be helpful for insurance claims later.
Scan your important documents and keep them on a USB flash drive that you keep with you. Identification, insurance policies, medical history, prescriptions, family photos, licenses, vehicle registration... anything that could help you when you get to another computer later.
You can store anything that will fit INSIDE your locked Dish Washer (It is waterproof)
Use a family member outside of your area as your point of contact for all your friends and relatives. That way you only need to let one person know you're okay.
If the phone lines and cell phones fail, a small Family Radio Service (FRS) walkie talkie (available at most department stores) will give you a way to talk to your neighbors. Ask your Condo or Home Owners Association (HOA) to coordinate a channel to use before the storm. Some FRS radios can also receive the NOAA Weather Radio stations.
Keep an FRS radio with you in your safe room in case you need help getting out after the storm. Have some spare batteries too. Keep a whistle in the safe room also.
After the 'all clear' is given, check on your neighbors.
If you have a Ham Radio (Amateur) operator in your neighborhood, he or she will be able to communicate with authorities outside of the neighborhood. Look for the houses with the big antennas and get to know the Ham Operator before a storm.
Cable TV is also dependent on the power. Many satellite dishes will damaged by the high winds. Only modern portable or battery operated TVs will receive the Digital TV signals directly from the local stations. Check your TVs now to make sure they get DTV.
Have portable AM/FM radios for news and information. Many radio stations will simulcast the local TV stations. Hand crank radios and lights are a good option when you run out of battery power.
Before the storm, turn your freezer and refrigerator to their coldest setting and minimize opening the door after the power goes out. Store containers of water in any spare space This will help keep everything cold longer
Have a manual mechanical can & bottle opener for canned or drinks type containers.
Stow away some MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) just in case you do not have time to go shopping before the disaster.
For cooking and boiling water use an indoor-safe burner that uses butane cartridges or cans. Never use charcoal indoors.
Have a few cigarette lighters. Matches can get wet.
To avoid damage from power surges, unplug your valuable electronics before the storm. Turn your air conditioner off at the first sign of power problems.
Do not run your car or a generator during the storm. When it's safe to go outside, then you can set up your generator. Never run your car or a generator in the garage or patio. They should be far from any open window.
Have a heavy chain and padlock to secure your generator.
Every June, start up your portable generator and let it run until it runs out of gas. Never store a generator with gas in the tank or the carburetor. Follow generator instructions carefully. Some small generators need an oil change every 24 hours.
Use heavy duty (#14 or better use #12) extension cords and limit the number of splits. If a cord or plug ever feels warm to the touch, it is overloaded.
You should have battery operated smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors in multiple locations around your home. Fires and carbon monoxide poisonings are very common after a hurricane.
Outdoor solar-powered garden lights can be brought in the house at night to give a little room lighting. No not use candles.
Traffic lights and stop signs will be down after the storm. If you must drive, treat every intersection like it's a 4-way stop. Everything will look different and many landmarks may be gone so you may not recognize even your own street. Nights will be very dark so travel during daylight hours. If there is flooding, what looks like a street could be a canal.
If you have a chain saw and know how to use it safely, please clear any trees from your street first so emergency vehicles can get in and out. Do not cut or approach any tree that is touching any wires.
Bank ATMs will be down and stores without power or communication will not be able to take debit or credit cards.
Treat all downed power lines, and anything they are touching, like they're live. Keep a safe distance. Downed lines can be re-energized at any time with no warning.
You have Stored DrinkingWater you might have you have forgotten about........
Drain the Sediment from the bottom of your Water Heater.
When the storm starts, turn off the fill valve on the top. This will protect the existing water (40 to 80m gals)
If you need water after the storm passes use the drain valve to fill you container using a shallow pan...
Start running your ice makers now and bagging the ice in freezer bags. Fill as much space in between your freezer items as you can.
Start using up your perishables to make more room for ice in the freezer.
GET Cash & Call your bank if you plan on leaving the state so they don't freeze your card for out-of-area "suspicious" transactions.
All important docsshould be screenshot & send to your email or mail to family out of state.
Take originals in sealed bags or plastic bins.
Share Info with family members so they know where you're headed.
Consider putting heirlooms & photos in plastic bins in a high place, second floor, or safe room if you don't plan on taking them with you.
Place old rags & beach towels on your windowsills and at bottom of doors. Even with the best windows & shutters, water seeping from the wind pressure happens. A few damp towels is better than soaked drywall or floors!
Shutter windows and doors and bring everything outside into your garage or house now.
Do not wait until the day before. Better to get done early and relax than wait until its too late
Place a cup of water in freezer. When frozen place a coin on top and put in freezer. If power goes out you will know because the coin will float to bottom.
Be sure you have all necessary medications for at least 2 weeks.
1 month ago
We would like to remind you of a few important safety points for the coming holidays:
1) Carbon monoxide is a normal byproduct of flames. When an oven or the flame on a stovetop cannot burn properly, it releases larger quantities of carbon monoxide that can be harmful. When you expect to keep an open flame or a running oven over night, be mindful to keep windows cracked open and make sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector on every floor of the house.
2) Average electrical heating appliances are not designed to run for 48 or 72 hours straight. Make sure that any heating appliances have a reputable safety certification. Make sure that all cords are intact. Do not overload outlets and kitchen circuits with too many appliances sharing the same circuit.
3) Be mindful of where you place candles. Keep them away from drapes and other combustible materials. Keep matches, candles and candle trays out of the reach of children.
The Woodmere Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. ... See MoreSee Less
In case of an emergency it's important that everyone in your family knows the meeting spot. Practice with your kids. Make sure they know what to do in case of an emergency.
There is really not much to add to this.
The world as we knew it changed that day.
We will always remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice facing incredible odds in the hopes of saving even just one life.16 years ago this evening, we Americans went to bed secure in the knowledge that we were safe in our homeland. We got up the next morning ready to take on the day by enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. By the time the day was over, the ugly truth became readily apparent that there are many people in this world that want nothing more than for us, our families, and our way of life wiped off the face of the earth. We must always be on our game, ever vigilant, and, most importantly - Never Forget. ... See MoreSee Less