Frank Nuzzolese


It is with deep regret The Chiefs Office along with the Officers and members of the Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company # 1 announce the passing of Frank Nuzzolese. Frank Nuzzolese was a 71 Year Member of the Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company and the Port Washington Fire Department.

Steve Leeolou


It is with deep regret that the Chiefs office along with the Officers and Members of the Flower Hill Hose Co #1 announce the passing of Steve Leeolou, 60 year member of the Port Washington Fire Department and the Flower Hill Hose Co. #1. Viewing will be held on Tuesday January 5th, 2-4pm and 7-9pm… Continue Reading

Grove Place Fire

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On December 6th 2015, at approximately 1343 hours, the Port Washington Fire Department was activated for a “General Alarm” on Grove Place in the Terrace Section of Port Washington. Protection Engine Company #1 was first due with Engine 8513 followed by Flower Hill Engine Company #1’s Engine 855. The fire was located in the living… Continue Reading

Road Runners 2015 Season Summary


The Road Runners Drill Team 2015 Season Summary In 2015 the PW Road Runners finished with 86.5 nassau county points, taking second place, and tying their highest finish since the early 90’s. In the NYS Championship they finished with 10.5 points, landing their highest total since the 1970’s. Losing guys to various jobs and injuries… Continue Reading

Summer Marine Operations

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The Port Washington Fire Department conducted a marine focused drill on Thursday August 27th, 2015. Members from all four companies practiced on a variety of skills and equipment relevant to marine operations. All firefighters had the opportunity to practice using portable pumps to draft water from Hempstead Bay and flow water through handheld attack lines. 85M1,… Continue Reading

2015 Department Elections


The PWFD is proud to introduce a new Chief of Department and Department Officers. Brian Waterson, of Atlantic Hook and Ladder Company #1, was elected to the position of Chief of Department. Bryan Vogeley, of Flower Hill Hose Company #1, was elected to the position of 1st Assistant Chief. Thomas Golden, of Protection Engine Company… Continue Reading

Signal 10: Garage Fire


On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, the PWFD was alerted for a General Alarm: House Fire at 11:10pm. Ladder 8519, belonging to Atlantic Hook and Ladder Co. #1, was first to arrive on the scene. On arrival they encountered thick smoke conditions bellowing from the two-car garage. Upon further investigation, firefighters found a running vehicle engulfed… Continue Reading

PWFD Welcomes New Chaplain


On March 2nd, 2015, the Reverend Dr. Charles R. Vogeley, became the Port Washington Fire Department’s newest Chaplain. Rev. Dr. Vogeley, known affectionately as “Pastor Charlie,” has served Port Washington since 1975 when he was ordained and installed as the Lutheran Church of Our Savior’s Pastor. A full biography for the Rev. Dr. Vogeley is… Continue Reading

We Remember Fire Medic Sowle

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Today please observe a moment of silence for Fire Medic member Ingrid Sowle. 25 years ago, February 19th, 1990. She was tragically killed in the line of duty while operating at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Roslyn West Shore Road. We will never forget! Today the PWFD continues to honor her sacrifice… Continue Reading

A Moment of Silence for Captain Dayton

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On November 26, 1988, at 10:22 am the audible horns in Port Washington will go off to mark a moment of silence for Captain Robert H. Dayton of Flower Hill Hose Co. #1 of the Port Washington Fire Department. 25 years ago, today, while commanding a search and rescue team at an apartment fire on… Continue Reading