A New Year is here again, time sure does fly
when your having fun, hoping everyone has
enjoyed the Holidays and is ready to get back to
business. Here at WPFD we're always
looking at ways to improve our service to the
community, maker safer responses and provide the
most service we can. We'll be looking at
upgrades to our fire station and facilities,
apparatus upgrades and training options
throughout the year to make a better at what we
We're always looking for new recruits to add to
the team, if you think you've got what it takes
gives a call, drop a line or stop by the station
when your in the area. Even if you don't
want to fight fire, additional personnel are
always needed for support on scene and off.
We're looking forward to a big year and hope
you're ready to come along for the ride.
Thanks for all the community support White
Plains, we're here for you.
August, 2012: White Plains Fire
Department is getting ready to start several initiatives for
recruiting. Stay tuned for further information.
Please keep in mind that if you've ever wanted to volunteer, but
weren't sure what you could offer the fire service, there's
always a need and a place for every volunteer. Not every
volunteer will run into a burning building, nor does every
volunteer desire to do so. There are needs for support
personnel with less strenuous, less demanding jobs.
assistance with getting tools and gear
volunteers to run rehabilitation on scene (getting
drinking water, manning a cooling station) for overheated
assisting with traffic control or "Do Not Cross" lines
at a fire scene
on scene communication, helping to relay pertinent
information where needed
There's always a job that needs to be
performed. Not every incident requires every volunteer,
but having enough volunteers on scene allows each one to focus
on their specific task. Every individual has an area they
excel in, fire fighting, medical, extrication, incident command
or many others, but if that person's focus is broken into
multiple areas of an incident they can't perform at their peak,
that's where support crews are the most important.
Please think about what you can do to
help, even if you have no desire to fight a fire, you may be
able to volunteer and make a big difference on scene and in our
community. We are the family of White Plains Fire
Department, we are friends to each other and support each other,
if you would like to be part of our family,
Some of What We Do
With recent high winds and dry
conditions, we've experienced several brush / woods fires in our
area. We ask that you take into account how quickly a fire
can spread when conditions align for fire growth. The best
of intentions can lead to disastrous outcome, please don't burn
when windy, dry and low humidity conditions present, it can get
away from you faster than you think. Many have lost more
than just a field when a fire got out of control, many homes and
accessory buildings have gone the way of a out of control fire.
Be safe, be smart, know the risks and make the right decisions,
wait for a better day to burn your debris.