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2016 Call Stats
Fire EMS Total
Jan 35 36 71
Feb 1 1 2
Total 36 37 73

2015 Training Hours
Jan 48
Feb 84
Mar 46
Total 178

Past Call Stats
2015 796
2014 684
2013 579
2012 450
2011 289
2010 369

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Dunns Corners Fire Department Remembers Former Chief Richard Champlin

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)

Retired Chief Richard "Cappy" Champlin

Firefighter / Webmaster John Merkel, February 01

It with deep regret that the Dunn's Corners Fire Department announces the passing of Chief Richard "Cappy" Champlin Ret.

Chief Champlin was a founding and charter member of our Department and served as Chief of Department for 20 years.

Calling hours will be held at Buckler-Johnson Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly, R.I. 02891 on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held ... (Full Story)

Drill night with the rescue equipment

Firefighter Chris Wells, January 14

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)

Dunn’s Corners Fire Department Offers Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

Firefighter Chris Wells, November 24

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)

Remember to Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries when you Change your Clocks on Sunday November 1st!

Firefighter / Webmaster John Merkel, October 29

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)

DCFD Responds to Car Fire on Route One in Charlestown

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)

DCFD Hosted Annual Open House

Dominique Wells, September 15

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.

We look forward to seeing you again next year! ... (Full Story & Photos)

DCFD trains on acquired building

Dominique Wells, September 09

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)

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