Early Morning SUV vs Tree

At 00:09 on the 28th of October the Port Washington Fire Department was toned out for an auto accident in the Village of Sands Point. A driver had lost control of their vehicle and collided with a tree on the side of the road. The driver suffered minor injuries with no other vehicles involved. Of… Continue Reading

PWFD Fights Fifth Fire in Five Days

At 19:48 on September 4th, 2011 the PWFD was toned out for a General Alarm House Fire in on Shorewood Drive in the Village of Sands Point. Assistant Chief Waterson (8502) arrived to find a fully involved structure fire and immediately transmitted a SIGNAL 10 (working structure fire.) Heavy Rescue 8522 from, Atlantic Hook and Ladder Co. #1, was on scene… Continue Reading

PWFD Volunteers Battle 4th Working Fire in 5 Days

At 08:56 on September 4th, 2011 the PWFD was toned out for a General Alarm, Basement Fire, on Warwick Place in Port Washington. Chief Cole (8500) arrived advising smoke was showing from the building. The alarm was upgraded to a SIGNAL 10 (working structure fire) at 09:11. Engine 8511 from Protection Engine Co. #1 was first due… Continue Reading

PWFD Extinguishes Fully Involved House Fire

At 22:07 on September 2nd, 2011 the PWFD was activated for a General Alarm House Fire on Sousa Drive in the Village of Sands Point. The first fire units to arrive found the home to already be fully involved with extension to two neighboring homes. Chief Cole (8500) immediately transmitted a SIGNAL 10 (Working Structure Fire) upon arrival… Continue Reading

PWFD Volunteers Respond to 200+ Hurricane Irene Alarms

As of September 1st, 2011 the Port Washington Fire Department has responded safely to over 200 alarms related to Hurricane Irene. The PWFD dealt with emergencies ranging from car fires to to exploded electric transformers. The Chiefs Office would like to thank all the volunteer members who turned out for Hurricane Irene and the aftermath.

PWFD Responds to Fire at Historic Building

At 20:50 on August 31, 2011 the PWFD was activated for a General Alarm Building Fire at 200 Port Washington Boulevard. When PWFD units arrived the fire had spread to two buildings at the Elderfields Historic Preserve. Chief Cole (8500) transmitted a SIGNAL 10 (Working Structure Fire) upon arrival. Engine 8513 from Protection Engine Co. #1 was… Continue Reading

Traffic Alert – Mill Pond Road

Roads Affected: Mill Pond Road will be closed from Shore Road to Pleasant Ave/Liberty Lane When: 8am – 4pm weekdays until August 26th Please use alternate routes while Mill Pond Road is closed.

Road Runners Win 3rd Place!

Congratulations to the PWFD Road Runners for taking 3rd overall at the Town of Hempstead/Town of Oyster Bay Tournament. You can learn more about the Road Runners here.

PWFD Responds to Back-to-Back MVAs

At 2322 on July 23, 2011 the PWFD was activated for a motor vehicle accident (MVA) involving an overturned car. Fire Medic Co. #1 transported the driver to the hospital. Shortly after the first MVA FireCom toned out a second MVA at 2342 involving a motorcyclist under a minivan. The accident occurred in front of Alper’s Hardware… Continue Reading

PWFD Rescues Aided Off Roof

At 0954 on July 21, 2011 the PWFD was activated for a rescue call at North Shore Farms. While working on the roof of the grocery store a man sustained a back injury. PWFD and MLFD units worked together to remove the man from the roof via a tower ladder. This rescue call was covered by… Continue Reading