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

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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


PWFD Welcomes New Chaplain

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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


Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive, Today November 15th!

Fire Medic Company #1 will be holding a relief supply drive, today November 15th,  in order to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items can be dropped off between 5pm and 9pm,  at Fire Medic Company #1 located at: 65 Harbor Road Port Washington, NY 11050 (located between Mill Pond and the Tennis Academy, across from the PW… Continue Reading


Photos from the 2012 County Parade

Special thanks to Lauren and the Late Night Buff Network for all the photos! Full Galleries: 2012 Nassau County Parade at Port Washington 2012 Nassau County Motorized Drill 2012 Nassau County Old Fashioned Drill  


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


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