The Dunns Corner's Fire Department responded to a two car MVA with entrapment on Route One in Westerly. Engine 4 arrived to find a single occupant trapped in one vehicle with significant front corner damage. A firefighter/EMT was placed in the back seat for patient care as members removed the drivers side door. The patient was extricated with no further injury and transferred to Westerly Ambulance ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Rhode Island American Red Cross, the Town of Westerly and community partners, including your Dunn's Corners Fire District, are joining together to offer free smoke alarms and installations to Westerly residents on Thursday, April 21. The smoke alarm installations are part of the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to fire.
The Charlestown Emergency Management agency is sponsoring a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training program during the month of April. This is a 20-hour training course taught by Charlestown Police Department Sgt. Philip B. Gingerella Sr. at the CPD Community room. Further details are provided in the attached flyer.
With the start of daylight savings coming on March 13, 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 detector to give you and your loved ones valuable time to get out. Having a working ... (Full Story & Photos)
On drill night, the department went down to a local pond to practice ice rescue techniques. Members donned ice rescue suits and took turns making "rescues". The ice was at a perfect point in the freeze for training with a realistic feel to it. The ice was breaking from underneath the guys training, making the progress difficult. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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)