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)
Department Photographer Rebecca Schilke, August 04
Following this morning's line of severe thunderstorms, the Dunn's Corners Fire Department responded to over twenty calls. The high winds resulted in many downed trees and wires. Crews responded to Burlingame State Park to assist those injured by falling trees and cut trees that were blocking roadways throughout the district. Many residents lost power as a result of this morning's storm. ... (Full Story & Photos)