We Remember Fire Medic Sowle

Fire Medic Sowle

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

Flemming Building Fire

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At around 1:26pm on March 14th, 2013, the PWFD initiated signal 10 procedures for a working structure fire on 1 Herbert Ave. Detectives from the Nassau County Police Department have determined the fire started due to workers on the roof improperly using blow torches. Special thanks to all of the neighboring departments who assisted the PWFD in fighting the fire and… Continue Reading

New Year’s Eve Signal 10

At around 3 p.m. on December 31st, 2012, the Port Washington Fire Department responded to a working house fire in the Village of Sands Point. The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department provided mutual aid to the scene with a F.A.S.T. team and ambulance. The Roslyn Highlands Fire Company and the Plandome Fire Department provided standby coverage for Port Washington… Continue Reading

Mutual Aid to Great Neck

On the night of 18 December to 19 December 2012 the PWFD provided a mutual aid FAST truck, 8522, to the Great Neck Alert Fire Company. The Signal 10, working fire alarm, was transmitted around 2015 on the 18th. The building was a house under construction on Bayport Lane in Great Neck. A FAST, firefighter assist… Continue Reading

Wayne H. Wink Jr., Trains with the PWFD

This past summer the PWFD was joined by Nassau County Legislator Wayne H. Wink Jr., of the 11th Legislative District, at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy. Training both in Port Washington and at the Fire Service Academy is a regular part of a volunteer firefighter’s duties. The Fire Service Academy in Bethpage allows for… 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

Residential Kitchen Fire

On the afternoon of July 30th, 2012 the PWFD responded to a house fire. The fire was quickly knocked down and a dog was rescued from the building. Mutual aid was provided by the Manhasset-Lakeville  Fire Department.

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 Responds to Commerical Fire

At around 9am on July 12, 2012 the PWFD responded to a commercial fire at 666 Port Washington Boulevard. Units operated on the roof of the building in order to locate the fire and extinguish it. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature. The PWFD was asssisted by mutual aid… Continue Reading