Friday night hydrant drills
Warsaw firefighters took to the streets this past Friday night and got to work on hydrant drills. The drills tested each firefighter in the extremely important task of hydrant "catching". Catching hydrants is an essential function that firefighters anywhere must be able to do, it secures a steady water supply to Fire Engines fighting fire. This one of the many ways that Warsaw firefighters are constantly keeping themselves ready to serve the public.
Members of the Warsaw Fire Department got their hands dirty while doing some landscaping around our new firehouse. With support from our local boy-scouts, and led by junior firefighter, Cody Boone as part of his Eagle Scout project. The landscaping done around the firehouse has without a doubt improved Pine streets appearance.
Chief Cecil Guy
It is with a heavy heart that Chief John Blackmore and the members of The Warsaw Fire Department announce the passing of retired Warsaw Fire Department Chief Cecil Guy. Chief Guy served his community as a member of The Warsaw Fire Department from 1967 until his retirement in 1994.
Cecil was elected Chief in 1983, a title he held proudly until 1992. During his time as Chief, Cecil propelled The Warsaw Fire Department to the forefront of the most advanced training and firefighting techniques of the times. A standard we still proudly live by today.
Chief Blackmore and the members of The Warsaw Fire Department extend our hearts and love to Cecil's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers, as we too have lost a member of our family.
Rest in peace Chief, you trained us well.
Annual NC Fallen Firefighter Memorial
The Warsaw Fire Department was in attendance for the 10th Annual Memorial in Raleigh at Nash Square. The event starts with a parade and features trucks from department's all over the state that have suffered an LODD. For Warsaw this was Chief Stacy Britt who fell in the line of duty, December of 1949.
This is followed by an ceremony in the afternoon to commemorate and honor this years inductees. The memorial ensures that no fallen firefighter shall ever be forgotten. In attendance from Warsaw Fire was: Deputy Chief Jeff Smith, 1st Lieutenant Leigh Ann Coombs, Firefighter Zachary Lewis, Firefighter Jamell Wilson, Firefighter John Vann, and Firefighter Brandon McMahon.
This years honored:
Ralph Wynne, Pactolus VFD 7/31/1999
Donald Ray Miller, Glendale Springs VFD 2/4/2014
John Derek Gupton, Justice Rural VFD 9/16/2014
Steven Brad McCoy, Nantahala FD 11/21/2014
Ricky Wooten Doub, Forbush VFD 12/16/2014
Halbert Campbell, NC Forest Service 11/17/1973
James Halliburton, NC Forest Service 8/13/2014
Thomas Gerald Lee, Four Oaks FD 2/1/2014
Warsaw Fire visits Seymour Johnson AFB!
Your Warsaw Fire Department increased it's skills recently after being invited to attend a specialized training and photo session at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro with other department's in Wayne County. WFD members: Deputy Chief Jeff Smith, 2nd Asst. Chief Eric Southerland, 1st Captain James Blackmore, and Firefighter Zachary Lewis attended the event.
The visit included a close-up with the legendary F-15E Strike Eagle, and how to safely retrieve it's pilots and how to protect our community in the event of an accident. Dinner, and a quick session to better understand the different aircraft operated at Seymour Johnson. This event wouldn't have been possible without the support of our community!