We have some pics of our structure fire this evening near Hawk Valley involving a chimney fire that spread to the attic of the home. This fire goes in the WIN column for an effective save. Great work to our team for a fast fire attack! This is a good reminder, and an unfortunate tradition we’ve had over some last years, to have structure fires of this type around and on holidays while folks are being festive. This is not our first fire on Turkey Day. So here is a reminder to have your chimney or wood stove cleaned every year and inspected for proper operation before a chimney/flue fire occurs at your home. It can save your house and maybe the lives of someone you love….and yourself.Thanks for the quick help from Crystal Fire, Collegeville Fire, and Paron Fire for the assistance.
WPFD responded to a grass fire in the 33000 block of Kanis Road today for an area of 4-5 acres. Dry conditions and wind in the area near a recent campfire likely contributed to this burn and could have been worse when a propane tank was located in the middle of the burn area. Crews quickly got the fire under control and minimized the spread. We always encourage you to make sure you FULLY extinguish your fires before leaving them unattended. Conditions right now can be unpredictable and it may be dry or not wet enough for the rest of this week. Stay safe!
WPFD actively pursuing named sponsors for our new fire station planned on Brush Mountain Trail in the western part of our fire district.
We have already broken ground on the soil and will be ready to start building as soon as possible. Like any volunteer organization, we have funds to start but need funds and need to finish.
With the building land and building pad ready, we hope to get our formal bids soon and start the work that will serve a community with better fire and rescue services with fire equipment that is positioned more closely for the fastest response in an emergency.
This is where you can help. We are accepting donations from anyone in the community that wants to help us get this project finished fast in 2022. By donating, you not only help us reach our goal to construct more quickly but can help us get it occupied with trucks that can be placed in the building sooner when the facility is ready.
West Pulaski Fire Department is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your tax-deductible donation can show you support for our fire department, community, residents, and businesses in this area. We will display your name on our sponsor board at the job site for the duration of construction through occupancy, and then add your name to the new station’s charter sponsors for display in the station.
Please consider committing yourself or your business as a sponsor to our project and showing the community that you care! Thank you!
WPFD had a great time as several holiday events over the Halloween season. Schools and churches had some fantastic trunk or treat events that allowed kids and families to sport great costumes and themes. Here are a few pics!