Saturday, May 16, 2020

May News

News from Westminster Volunteer Fire and Rescue
The Westminster Fire & Rescue Department holds their monthly meetings at 7:00 PM on the 1st Tuesday of every month and a combined drill on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Rescue training is the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Next association meeting May 5 th at 7:00 PM

The Prudential Committee normally meets once or twice a month. A warning will be posted 48 hours prior to each meeting.
  • Number of calls in March: 33
  • Number of calls through April 22 nd : 16
  • Number of calls calendar year to Date: 126
  • Number of calls fiscal year to date: 356
Association Meeting: The Westminster Fire and Rescue Association met for their regular meeting April 7th . There were 18members present. Currently there are 37 members of the volunteer fire department. Two new members were welcomed, Andrew Malshuk as a junior member until age 18 and Mike Stetson as a full member under the 6 month probation guidelines. Andrew will be 18 before the May 5th meeting which means he will be a full member under the 6 month probation guidelines, with 5 months to go.

Emergency responses: We are having another fairly busy month so far in April with 16 calls by the 22nd of the month. Often when it starts out slowly we get hammered before the month is over. The breakdown goes like this
  • 8 rescue /medical calls
  • 1 motor vehicle accident
  • 1 false alarm activation
  • 1 tree on wires
    1 lift assist
  • 1 mental health emergency
  • 1 domestic disturbance
  • 1 false alarm
  • 1mutual aid to Keene 
  • Also there were a couple of training classes.

Walkers: We see more people than usual walking out on the roads these days and a lot of them are walking and running with the flow of traffic. That can be very dangerous. Be sure to always walk or run facing traffic. There have been some pedestrian fatalities due in part to walking on the wrong side of the road. When biking, ride with the flow of traffic, on the right side of the road.

The Westminster Fire & Rescue Association welcomes donations throughout the year from anyone wishing to remember a loved one or a friend.

We are always looking for new members: Anyone interested in volunteering their time to help the community in a time of need, please contact Chief Cole Streeter at 722-3178 or stop by the Firehouse any Sunday morning and pick up an application. We would like to have additional volunteers from the Westminster West area. There is a Fire House, an engine and a rescue vehicle located in
Westminster West and more help is always welcome to utilize that equipment
during calls.

As always, we would like to thank the members of the community for its continue support of the fire department.

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The Westminster Fire and Rescue Association, Inc. operates independently from
Westminster Fire District #3