Photos from the 2012 County Parade

Published on July 27th, 2012 by in Updates

Special thanks to Lauren and the Late Night Buff Network for all the photos!

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2012 Nassau County Parade at Port Washington

2012 Nassau County Motorized Drill

2012 Nassau County Old Fashioned Drill



PWFD Responds to Commerical Fire

Published on July 19th, 2012 by in Minor 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 units from Manhasset-Lakeville, Plandome, and Roslyn.

Coverage by the Port Washington Patch.


Four Vehicle Accident on Shore Road

Published on July 3rd, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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 from entering Manhasset Bay by deploying petroleum absorbents.

During the accident there was an additional aided alarm with Fire Medic Company #1′s third ambulance responding.


PWFD Conducts Training in Building Set to be Demolished

Published on June 28th, 2012 by in Training, Updates

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 in Sands Point prior to it being demolished.

If you have a soon to be demolished building in the Port Washington Fire District please contact us



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

Published on June 17th, 2012 by in Uncategorized

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 bus fire. The bus was out of service and being transported for maintenance when it caught fire. The PWFD is proud to have been able to assist our brothers and sisters from the Plainview Fire Department.


Harborfest 2012

Published on June 4th, 2012 by in Updates

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

Published on June 1st, 2012 by in Updates

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 all those who have fallen in the line of duty. Following the service the Department marches as one to join the rest of Port Washington in the Memorial Day parade.

This year the PWFD was honored to have an active duty service member march with the Department’s color guard. Peter Kowlaski, a United States Navy Sailor, can be seen marching in the center of the color guard. He has been a member of Fire Medic Company #1 since 2009 and currently serves as a Corpsman with the Navy. The Port Washington Fire Department is greatful for his service and values the medical skills he brings back from the military.



2012 Nassau County Parade and Drill

Published on April 7th, 2012 by in Updates

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 place in Port Washington with the Drill Team events taking place in New Hyde Park.

You can learn more about the Parade and Drill at our information page located here.