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Thank you to S.Digital Computer Sales & Services for your recent donation of KN95 Masks to our 1st responders! ... See MoreSee Less
Honor Nursing Heroes For National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2020!
As the frontline of a world health crisis, nursing professionals need our support now more than ever. Their skill and commitment during the coronavirus pandemic make a lifesaving difference every day. ... See MoreSee Less
Has the pandemic made you want to do something life changing in order to help others?
MAKE AN IMPACT IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
* Have you ever heard a siren or seen a fire engine – and wondered what was happening?
* Have you ever witnessed or come upon a motor vehicle accident – and wished you could help?
* Have you been there when someone was stricken with sudden illness – and wanted to assist?
* Are you looking for new lifelong friendships, challenges and rewards?
* Do you want to become involved in your community?
* Are you looking to supplement your retirement?
The FIRE and EMS service is one of the most diverse and challenging vocations today. It is this diversity that attracts most men and women to join our ranks.
Different people volunteer for different reasons. Action oriented people enjoy the excitement and adrenaline rush that emergency services has to offer. Some see the volunteer fire service as an alternative to ‘driving a desk by day’ – by allowing them to ‘drive a fire truck or ambulance at night!’
Many like the feeling they get when they help people in their time of need and some feel it’s their obligation to serve the community. Yet others just want to belong to the team. Whatever motivates you to volunteer – everyone gains the self-satisfaction of being at their best when others are dealing with what is often the worst that life has to offer.
Imagine having to prepare yourself to cope with situations that range from structure fires to childbirth to hazardous chemical spills to heart attacks to almost any imaginable emergency in between. This diversity is coupled with the fact that these skills may be needed at any time of the day or night, seven days a week, in any kind of weather, and very often under potentially stressful and emotional circumstances. Yet these same factors contribute to our profession being so personally rewarding.
We realize that firefighting & EMS is not for everyone, but we believe that volunteering can be. There is plenty of work to be done on or behind the scenes, too.
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from what we do is often beyond description. There is the sense of accomplishment when you control a building fire, joy and elation when a child is born, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment from teaching fire safety.
The bottom line in our business is measured by the loss of life, pain and suffering, and the property damage we have prevented and reduced.
Volunteering in emergency services is one of the most important decisions you may make. We hope that you give this decision the time and serious consideration it deserves, and decide to join our ranks.
For more information visit www.pwfd.com ... See MoreSee Less
The Port Washington Fire Department reports that since March 16, 2020 the following responses and related equipment were expended in direct relation to the Covid-19 Pandemic:
107 Fire Calls
251 EMS Calls
149 Suspected COVID-19 Patients Treated
128 Patients Transported to local hospitals
84 Patients Treated and Released in the Field
535 Surgical Masks Expended
225 Face Shields Expended
725 N95 Masks Expended
533 Surgical Gowns Expended
26 Boxes of Gloves Expended
As the primary providers of Emergency Medical and Fire Protection Services to the community of Port Washington the members of the Department remain on the front lines battling this invisible enemy. Other than the Nassau County Police Departments Emergency Ambulance Bureau, NO OTHER Emergency Medical Service provider has responded to or treated as many persons as the Port Washington Fire Department. Residents of the community should be rest assured that the Port Washington Fire Department has been and remains fully prepared to meet this global pandemic head on. Our members are fully trained in their respective fields and they have been properly equipped with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment much of which came from the communities donations. And most importantly these brave members are all ready, willing, and able to serve the people of Port Washington.
Members of the Port Washington Fire Department remain committed to the protection of life and property within our community. We would like to especially recognize the members of the Fire Medic Company No. 1 along with the dedicated Squad members of the Department that assist the EMS company that have gone above and beyond the call of duty placing the lives of the community above that theirs and the members of their own families.
We would also like to recognize the people of the community who have heeded our warnings and advice and not called for assistance in non-emergency situations.
Please continue to social distance, wear your masks when unable to distance and wash your hands frequently! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you..Such amazing caring human beings that care...
Felicitacios, Dios los bendiga
Stay safe brothers and sisters!
Thank you Port Washington fire department and fire medics you are truly a blessing to Our town.
Absolute heroes! You have come to my rescue in helping my parents over and over and over throughout the years. As soon as you walk in the door you calm my heart and always assure me that we are all in the very best hands. So true! Words cannot even express how grateful I am to all of you. Continuing to pray over all of you for strength and safety for you and all of your families. Thank you for absolutely everything you have done and been to our entire Port Washington family...and all that you continue to do. You are a blessing beyond words❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️
I am so proud to be a former Fire Medic member. You were awesome then, you’re even more awesome now!!
must be told in port papers to the public
As a past officer it is Great to see the level of excellence continue!! Keep up the hard work and stay safe!!
Thank you for all you’re doing during this pandemic and always! Stay safe.
Words can't even begin to describe how THANKFUL I am to all of the members of the Port Washington Fire Department. God Bless all of you.
I can not express the gratitude I feel for each and every one of you. TY! stay safe
Thank you for all you do for PW.commmunity.. May God Bless you all always.💕 .
Thank you SO much for all that you do. Stay safe!! As always, keeping all of you in my prayers. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
God bless you and your families. Thank you for your untiring service.
Thank you for everything. You are truly our heroes.
Thank you so much for everything you do every day of every year to protect us, especially now!
Thank you so much for all you’re doing ! Stay well
As always, PWFD is amazing. Thank you for all you do. Pls stay safe
Thank you so much. You are the best. Stay safe
Makes me very, very proud, and sorry I can’t be there with you all, keep up the tremendous work!!
Thanks for all you do - Stay Safe!
Thank you ! We are so fortunate to have all of you ! !
Our entire family thanks you