The Woodmere Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors on October 6 to members of the community at its annual Fire Prevention Day. The event raised awareness of fire safety as well as the heroic work the department’s firefighters and emergency medical technicians do on a daily basis to protect residents’ lives and property.
“We were pleased to welcome our neighbors to Fire Prevention Day and show them what we do to protect Woodmere, while teaching them the fundamentals of fire safety,” said Chief of Department Adiv Koenig.
“The members of the Woodmere Fire Department work day in and day out to ensure the safety of our community and we thank the many residents of all ages who joined us to learn about fire safety, while having an enjoyable time.”
Fire Prevention Day featured an array of exhibitions. Youngsters were enthralled by fire truck rides, and also had the opportunity to try on firefighter and paramedic gear. Children were taught how to put out a fire using an extinguisher, as well as what to do in the event of a fire inside of an interactive smokehouse. Numerous presentations on fire safety were given throughout the day, and there were free giveaways as well as prizes distributed to community members.
Founded in 1889, the Woodmere Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and advanced life support emergency medical care to the communities of Woodmere and Cedar Bay Park, as well as to the villages of Woodsburgh and Hewlett Neck. The department also provides mutual aid to local fire departments.
The Woodmere Fire Department is always looking for new volunteers to join its ranks. For more information or to reach the department, visit WoodmereFD.com, call 516-821-3606, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.