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2014 Call Stats
Jan 58
Feb 32
Mar 60
Apr 58
May 69
Jun 62
Jul 73
Aug 54
Sep 47
Oct 62
Nov 21
Dec 0
Total 596

2014 Training Hours
Jan 100
Feb 111
Mar 117
Apr 154
May 42
Jun 200
Jul 101
Aug 35
Sep 48
Oct 57
Nov 2
Dec 0
Total 967

Past Call Stats
2013 579
2012 450
2011 289
2010 369

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In Memorium ... Richard H. Hosp, December 11, 2014

Firefighter / Webmaster John Merkel, December 13

Richard Hosp, passed away on December 11, 2014.


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)

Winter Fire Safety: Protecting Your Family This Winter Heating Season

Firefighter William Campbell, December 11

Did you know that over HALF of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February. Additionally, 2 Billion in property loss occurs from winter home fires.

If your concerned about fire safety this winter complete this simple checklist to ensure you have a safe holiday season:


Have you tested your smoke alarms? Have you tested your carbon monoxide alarms? Have you had your ... (Full Story & Photos)

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips

Firefighter William Campbell, December 03

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.

Placing ... (Full Story & Photos)

DCFD responds to Westerly for mutual aid

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)

Remember to Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries when you Change your Clocks on Sunday November 2nd!

Firefighter William Campbell, October 29

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)

DCFD Replaces Engine 4

Firefighter Chris Wells, September 28

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)

Blood Drive at Station 1 on October 2, 2014

Firefighter John Merkel, September 23

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 Recalls Smoke and Smoke/CO Alarms

Secretary / Firefighter John Merkel, September 18

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.

You can find detailed information provided by the U.S. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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