Woodmere Vol. Fire Department shared Sparky The Fire Dog's post.
3 weeks ago
Help Us Help You. If there is a hydrant on or near your property please adopt it and shovel it out so we don't lose precious minutes when responding to calls.#AdoptaHydrant and shovel snow away to save firefighters time when they need access in an emergency! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department shared FireRescue1's Remembering those who died in the line of duty in 2017.
1 month ago
We will always remember and respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
REST IN PEACE AND WATCH OVER US ALL
With record low temperatures, some people take shortcuts and use unsafe methods to heat the home. Using your oven or stovetop to warm the home is never safe. If you need help with shelter that is warm, OEM is collaborating with Red Cross. Call: tel:516-573-0636 ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Volunteer firefighters and medics just completed almost 48 straight hours of standby. Whenever conditions will impact our ability to respond, the members chose to work and sleep in HQ to ensure a timely response to any fire, EMS or rescue emergencies. The brutal cold weather will remain for the next few days. Please be careful on the roads and in your home. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for your service
Thank you all for serving our community!!
We love wfd
While the snow may have stopped falling, the roads are still treacherous. Be smart. Be safe. Please stay off the roads unless you absolutely have to go out. And with record low temps, please check on any elderly neighbors to ensure they’re safe and warm. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
From our friends at FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Winter fire safety tips
More fires happen in the winter months than any other time of the year. During the cold months, we spend more time indoors and use different methods to heat our homes.
It is important to keep fire safety in mind when you are heating your home.
If you are using a portable heater:
Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off so if it tips over, it shuts off.
Keep anything that can burn such bedding, clothing and curtains at least 3 feet from the heater.
Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip.
Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
If you are using a fireplace:
Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out and starting a fire.
Do not burn paper in your fireplace.
Before you go to sleep or leave your home put the fire out completely.
Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Store the container outside at least 3 feet from your home.
If you are using a wood stove:
Have your chimney inspected and cleaned each year by a professional.
Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from the stove.
Do not burn paper in your wood stove.
Before you go to sleep or leave your home, put the fire out completely.
When heating your home, you need to be aware of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “invisible killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the U.S. die every year from accidental CO poisoning from generators or fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fire places. Breathing CO at high levels can kill you.
Put CO alarms inside your home to provide an early warning of increasing CO levels. These alarms should be placed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
As always, make sure you have a smoke alarm on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Test your alarms every month. Have a home fire escape plan and practice your plan at least twice a year. Make sure everyone knows how to escape your home if there is a fire.
For more information on heating fire safety, go to the U.S. Fire Administration.
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
A few last minute tips to prepare for the winter storm projected to impact the East Coast. Be safe and listen to your local officials for updates and directions. www.ready.gov/winter-weather ... See MoreSee Less
Important 'Warming Center' Info below.
#StayWarm #StaySafeAre you ready for the snow?
The winter storm warning is calling for Nassau County to get anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of snow beginning tonight around 1am.
This will make for a dangerous morning commute tomorrow! If you can, stay off the roads. If you have to travel, please make sure to clear all the snow from your car, make sure your wipers are working, and you have water and a flashlight in case of an emergency. Don’t forget to drive carefully! Don’t be in a rush – it puts yourself and other drivers in danger.
Nassau County has activated the following Warming Centers:
*Cantiague Park Ice Rink
480 W. John St., Hicksville
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-9:00pm
*Mitchel Field Administration Center
1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale
Hours of Operation: 10:00am-5:00pm
*TOB Ice Skating Center at Bethpage
1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-11:00pm
*Glen Cove Senior Center
130 Glen St, Glen Cove
Hours of Operation: 9:00am-5:00pm, weekdays
Please stay safe and warm! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department shared Nassau County, OEM - LI's post.
2 months ago
What to do if you get stranded in your vehicle. ... See MoreSee Less
Safely dispose of your tree and have a happy and safe new year!!!Nearly 40% of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. Stay safe by disposing of your tree now that the holidays are over: www.nfpa.org/winter ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department shared US National Weather Service New York NY's post.
2 months ago
Please prepare TODAY for later this week.Tuesday Morning Update:
Here is the latest forecast regarding snowfall for Thursday. The majority of the latest computer forecast models are giving locations from New York City and points east accumulating snow. The higher amounts are more likely across eastern sections. Stay tuned for updates. ... See MoreSee Less
Please keep your cars locked at night and call the NCPD 4th Pct if you see something.ALERT
There has been an increase in larcenies from autos in the 4th Precinct. Between December 19th and December 23rd, there were multiple cases in the areas of Cedarhurst, East Rockaway, Hewlett, Island Park, Lawrence, and Woodmere during the overnight hours. Two to three male subjects were seen exiting a dark-colored Suburban.
Please call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS if you have any information regarding these incidents. All callers will remain anonymous.
In most of these instances, the vehicles were not locked. Please lock your vehicles and never leave anything valuable inside. ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department added an event.
2 months ago
Woodmere FD Blood Drive THIS SUNDAY 9am-130pm. Woodmere FD 20 Irving Place Woodmere. ALL DONORS GET A PAIR OF METS TICKETS!!!! Come donate a pint!!
BLOOD DRIVE this Sunday!
Happy holidays to everyone at WFD. Thanks for all you do!
Woodmere FD Blood Drive THIS SUNDAY 9am-130pm. Woodmere FD 20 Irving Place Woodmere. ALL DONORS GET A PAIR OF METS TICKETS!!!! Come donate a pint!! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodmere Vol. Fire Department shared Nassau County Fire Marshals's post.
2 months ago
Please take a moment today to remember Chief Joe Sanford, and keep his family in your thoughts as well, it was on this date that Chief Sanford suffered the line of duty injuries that he would eventually succumb to, on 12/23/2014. ... See MoreSee Less