Department Photographer Rebecca Schilke, February 05
On Friday, February 5th the Dunn's Corners Fire Department participated in the funeral of former Chief Cappy Champlin. It was a privilege to honor Cappy who did so much for the Dunn's Corners Community. Cappy was a charter member of the Dunns Corners Fire Department and served as chief for twenty years from 1976-1996. The collaborative efforts of the LAST Team and local departments to remember ... (Full Story & Photos)
Last night members drilled on the rescue equipment housed on our two first due apparatus. The members worked delicately with the 50+ pound hydraulic tools to move eggs from one cone to another without fracturing the eggs. Other members worked on a maze tilt table. They utilized manual tools to lift and manipulate the table to guide a ball through the maze. An awesome training was had with very few ... (Full Story & Photos)
WESTERLY – November 23, 2015 – The Dunn’s Corners Fire District (DCFD) is urging Westerly and Charlestown residents to take precautions during this thanksgiving holiday.
With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us you may or may not know Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. The average number of home fires on Thanksgiving Day is normally double the average number of fires in homes all ... (Full Story & Photos)
With the end of daylight savings coming on November 1st, we here at Dunn's Corners Fire Department couldn't think of a better time to change the batteries in every smoke detector in your house! The fact is that smoke detectors save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads quickly and you need working smoke detectors to give you and your loved ones valuable time to get out. Having a working ... (Full Story & Photos)
Department Photographer Rebecca Schilke, September 26
At 8:05 on Saturday morning, the Dunn's Corners Fire Department responded to a car fire on Route One in Charlestown. Upon arrival, firefighters found the car fully involved. The fire was quickly extinguished.... (Full Story & Photos)
On Sunday, September 13th the Dunn's Corners Fire Department held its annual open house. The community was invited to stop by to learn about their local firehouse and meet department members. There were demonstrations, food, and firetrucks available for touring.
On Wednesday, September 9th members were afforded the opportunity to train on an acquired building in the Quonnie Central Beach Fire District. During this training, firefighters use forcible entry, overhauls, and self-rescue techniques.
Many thanks to the homeowners in our district that allow us to practice on their homes scheduled for demolition!... (Full Story & Photos)