Woodmere Vol. Fire Department added an event.
55 minutes 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
3 days 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
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 week 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
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department added 2 new photos.
2 weeks ago
This morning, September 10, 2017 the members of the Woodmere Fire Department continued their vehicle stabilization and extrication training, focusing on the complexities of SUVs and minivans. Our trainers emphasized the power of small, three-person teams when presented with multi-vehicle, multi-victim accidents. ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department added 2 new photos.
3 weeks ago
September 6, 2017 at 11:30pm the Woodmere Fire Department was alerted to a car fire at the LIRR station. The crew from Engine 353 extinguished the fire quickly, limiting the damage to other cars and property.
Can you see yourself in these pictures? Connect with us at email@example.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Great Stop Bros
Blood drive now in progress! Woodmere fire Dept. 20 Irving place. 3-9pm today! Come donate and help save lives! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department
Thursday September 7th 2017
20 Irving Place Woodmere, NY 11598
Please remember to bring you Donor ID card.
All refreshments are Kosher
Bring ID with signature or photo. Preferably your Donor ID card.
Minimum weight 110 lbs.
Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission.
Age 76 and over need doctor’s note)
Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids
For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Danny Ueblacker on his retirement today. Danny has faithfully served our community in multiple fire service roles since 1973: Captain, firefighter, EMT, dispatcher and skilled vehicle operator. He has made his mark on the local fire service and has made the safety of our community his priority. We wish him health and success as he enters his well earned retirement. ... See MoreSee Less
Whoa Danny! Congrats! I can already hear the place falling apart without you. Won't be the same....
Wish you the best of luck Danny Ueblacker. I will always miss lunches and days at the fire house. Enjoy the future buddy!
Congratulations Danny! Enjoy every day being Saturday!
May your new journeys only lead to happiness my friend! You will be missed👍
HAPPY RETIREMENTDanny Ueblacker ON A JOB WELL DONE... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVE TO THE COMMUNTIY...
We love you Danny Ueblacker !!! You're the best and we wish you all the best in the future and always!!! 😘😘😘
Happy Retirement Danny! Love you!
Congratulations Danny so happy for you
Congratulations Danny! Wishing you the best
Congratulations Danny!! All the best to you in your retirement !
Good luck in your well earned retirement!Hope you ennoy every day!!!
Dan, the dept wouldn't have been the same without you. Enjoy retirement.
Happy retirement Danny
Danny Ueblacker best wishes on your retirement!!!
Congratulations!! Enjoy. Danny Ueblacker
Congratulations 🎉🍾🎈🎊 Danny Ueblacker!
A little grilling safety reminder as we approach the holiday weekend. Happy Labor Day
4 weeks ago
Sunday morning August 27, the members of the Woodmere Fire Department trained on extricating entrapped victims of serious car accidents. While automotive safety technology continues to improve, the members of the Fire Department must always be ready to handle complex emergencies.
Do you have hands-on mechanical experience? Do you enjoy physical / technical challenges? Do you want to learn how to help your neighbors in their time of need? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can help. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
On August 23, 2017 at 7:15pm, the Woodmere Fire Department was requested to participate in a water search for a missing swimmer near Silver Point Beach in Inwood. Woodmere's two boats assisted in a shoreline search along with other marine units from Inwood FD, Lawrence-Cedarhurst FD, Atlantic Beach Rescue, NYPD and FDNY.
The Woodmere Fire Department stands ready to provide surface water and flood rescue to its community.
Do you have experience, skills or just an interest in water rescue? Contact us at email@example.com and learn how you can help protect your community. ... See MoreSee Less
Something for your teen to consider next summer.