The WVFC responds to fire and ambulance calls to the town of Warren and mutual aid to the surrounding towns. WVFC is a non-for Profit Company made up of all volunteers. The volunteers spend many hours during the year training, maintaining and raising funds for the fire company. The WVFC is always looking for dedicated neighbor’s to join the fire company. Make a difference in your community, and help your neighbor. The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of and future federal tax code.
SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
Three out of every five fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.
Ensuring that your smoke and carbon Monoxide detectors are working cuts your risk of fire death in half.
Smoke Alarms should be tested every month.
Check your detector’s manufacture date. Alarms should be replaced after 10 years.
The newest alarms come with 10 year lithium batteries so they don’t need to be changed, just test them to make sure your family can hear them.
After changing batteries it is also a good time to practice your family’s escape plan. Make sure everyone knows two ways out of every room and gathers at the designated meeting place.
For additional fire safety information please see NFPA.org and click on the Fire prevention tab for a wealth of information about Smoke Alarms. The Connecticut Fire Academy is the teaching arm of the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. Part of their mission is educating the public in fire and burn prevention.