Besides the accomplishments listed in the Sun obituary, Richard was a founding member of the Dunn's Corners Fire District Operating Committee, serving the District as an At-Large Member from 2007 until 2009, during which time Richard helped us manage ... (Full Story)
Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer.
Picking the tree:
If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant. If you cut a live tree, pick a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
Department Photographer Rebecca Schilke, November 11
Just before 3:30 AM on Sunday, November 9th, the Dunn's Corners Fire Department responded to Westerly for mutual aid for a structure fire on Canal Street. DCFD Tower 5 responded to Westerly's Station Two to stand by and Engine 6 responded to numerous box alarms in Westerly's district.... (Full Story & Photos)
With the end of daylight savings coming on November 2nd, 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)
The production of DCFD's newest apparatus has started. DCFD has ordered an E-One custom Rescue-Engine on a custom Typhoon chassis. The Rescue-Engine will feature a 1,000 gallon tank, 30 gallon class A foam tank and a 1,500 GPM pump. The apparatus will also feature a full rescue compliment to run first due as our rescue truck. The apparatus committee has designed the truck as such to have a Rescue ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Rhode Island Blood Center will conduct a blood drive at DCFD Station 1, 1 Langworthy Road, Westerly, on Thursday, October 2, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.
According to the RIBC:
Every day patients in Rhode Island and Southern New England need blood transfusions to recover from illness and injury. Our goal is to collect about 240 pints daily to meet these patient needs. We hope you will join us by giving ... (Full Story & Photos)
Kidde, a manufacturer and distributor of fire detection and fire suppression equipment, has announced a recall of Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO alarms, due to alarm failure. Specifically the alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage. Kidde will provide free replacements for the models involved.