Four Vehicle Accident on Shore Road

Port Washington Volunteers responded to a multiple motor vehicle accident on July 3rd, 2012. The accident occurred on Shore Road in the vicinity of Columbia Place. Emergency medical technicians from Fire Medic Company #1 transported four victims with non-life threatening injuries to the hospital. Firefighters from Atlantic Hook and Ladder Company #1 prevented automotive fluids… Continue Reading

PWFD Conducts Training in Building Set to be Demolished

On June 28th, 2012 the PWFD conducted training on a residential building scheduled to be torn down in the near future. The building was filled with artifical smoke to simulate fire conditions. Buildings set to be demolished are a great training asset for Fire Departments. Similar training was conducted last year at the Lands End Estate… Continue Reading

Single Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident

Sometime after midnight on the morning of June 26, 2012, a single vehicle veered off the road hitting a guardrail and tree. The PWFD rescued the driver, the sole occupant, and transported the individual to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Photos have been digitally altered.

2012 Relay for Life

Photos from the 2012 Relay for Life at Sousa Elementary School.  

PWFD Assists Plainview with Bus Fire

On the evening of June 12th 2012 PWFD units were returning from training at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy, in Bethpage, when they came upon a bus fire on the Long Island Expressway at Exit 44. Assistant Chief Ryan along with the crew of Engine 856 assisted the Plainview Fire Department with extinguishing the… Continue Reading

Harborfest 2012

Thank you to everyone who visited the PWFD table at Harborfest 2012! Any opportunity to engage our fellow residents about fire prevention and safety is always a great opportunity. Make sure to check our website’s Safety section if you’d like to learn more about fire prevention and safety.

Memorial Day 2012

The Port Washington Fire Department was proud to be a part of this year’s Memorial Day Parade; a special occasion to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to our great nation. Each year all four companies of the PWFD gather early on Memorial Day at Nassau Knowles Cemetary. The Department Chaplain leads a service to remember… Continue Reading

2012 Nassau County Parade and Drill

The Port Washington Fire Department is proud to be hosting the 2012 Nassau County Parade and Drill taking place from July 13th to July 14th, 2012. The Nassau County Parade and Drill is a multi-day event bringing the 70+ Fire Departments that protect Nassau County together. This year the parade and block party will take… Continue Reading

Landscaping Truck Goes Ablaze

At 17:56 on December 22, 2011 the Port Washington Fire Department received a signal 8 alarm for a truck fire. Responding units found a fully involved landscaping truck. The fire was quickly brought under control. The cause of fire was determined to electrical in nature originating in the engine compartment.

PWFD Douses Dumpster Fire

At 14:41 on December 20, 2012 the Port Washington Fire Department received a General Alarm for a dumpster fire at 382 Main Street. A fire engine from Protection Engine Company #1 arrived within minutes of the alarm. Firefighters found the fire spreading to nearby exposures along a fence and vertically up a utility pole. Being mindful of… Continue Reading