The Westminster Fire & Rescue Department holds their monthly meetings at 7:00PM 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 June 5th at 7:00PM
The Prudential Committee normally meets twice a month. A warning will be posted 48 hours prior to each meeting.
- Number of calls in April: 22
- Number of calls through May: 36
- Number of calls calendar year to Date: 125
- Number of calls fiscal year to date: 322
Association Meeting: The Westminster Fire and Rescue Association met for their regular meeting May 1st with President Greg Holton presiding. There were 23 members present and 5 members excused. Currently there are 37 members of the volunteer fire department. At the suggestion of the chief, the members voted to have Mark Lund as the first deputy and Real Bazin and the second deputy.
Awards: Each year during the association meetings in May, the Chief hands out pins and certificates recognizing the members for their service at 5 year intervals. This year in the absence of the Chief, who had another commitment, they were handed out by First Deputy Chief Mark Lund.
Receiving pins and certificates this year were the following:
- Greg Holton, 50 years of service
- Mike Fawcett, 45 years of service
- Mike Ghia, 20 years of service
The members applauded the three and thanked them for their continued dedication and reliability.
Swimming Safety: Now that summer weather has finally arrived, caution is urged for those swimming in pools, lakes and brooks. Be sure to have a good supply of life preservers on hand and “swimmies” for the little people. Watch for hazards such as low water, slippery decks and rocks. Be extra careful when diving to insure the water is deep enough and there is nothing in the water that could cause injury. Never swim alone and be sure there is ample supervision at all times, especially when little children are around. Also if you have a pool on your property, check your fences and gates to be sure they are secure and safe.
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 continued support of the fire department.
Check us out on our web-site www.westminsterfireandrescue.org . The Westminster Fire and Rescue Association, Inc. operates independently from Westminster Fire District #3