Woodbury Fire Dept - Getting to know us Presentation

Woodbury Fire Dept Open House
April 12th 
Hours 6:30-9pm with Demo, Tour

 

Woodbury – The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Dept will host a community Open House on Wednesday April 12th from 6:30pm to 9pm. “We will have a presentation followed by a fire-fighting demonstration and tour of the department and equipment,” announced Fire Chief Janet B. Morgan. “We want to show taxpayers where their money goes and we especially welcome anyone 18 and over who might want to know more and possibly volunteer.”

Meanwhile Morgan released statistics for the first three months of the year, citing a total of 61 responses including one vehicle accident fatality and two house fires. “We averaged more than a call-out a day for the past few years, so we welcomed a slightly quieter time while standing ready for anything.”

In all, the department’s  first quarter of 2023 recorded the two structure fires, 21 emergency and rescue runs mostly for motor vehicle accidents, eight responses to hazardous conditions including downed power lines, seven service calls, five community calls, and 18 false alarms such as overly sensitive monoxide or smoke detectors.

“We closed the first quarter by saving a house March 28th,” said Chief Morgan. She led the response that arrived on scene while the 911 caller was still on the phone, according to the official tape recording. More than 20 Woodbury firefighters assisted by a mutual-aid response from the Bethlehem, Watertown, and Southbury departments held a house fire to little more than smoke damage and no injuries.”