Westfield Fire Department releases July report
The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 57 calls for service during the month of July 2018. Of those calls, 46 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 21 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and 11 of them within the Town of Westfield. The Fire Department also responded twice to Portland for mutual aid EMS calls, as well as one mutual aid EMS response to Ripley. There were 11 EMS responses to Absolut Care.
There were seven fire calls in July. Two of those incidents were in the Village. Those calls included a smoke detector activation at 58 South Portage Street, and a fire alarm activation in the basement of 20 East Main Street. There were four fire calls in the Town. Those calls were for a pole on fire at the intersection of Hawley Street and Gun Club Road, a fire alarm activation at the Grape Discovery Center, a tree stump on fire at 8604 Route 5, and a report of a tree on wires at 8215 Route 5. There was one mutual aid fire call to Ripley for a smoke detector activation
There were four motor vehicle accidents reported in July. Those accidents included a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 20 and McKinley Road, a motorcycle versus deer accident on the Westfield-Sherman Road, a car versus deer accident on the New York State Thruway, and a mutual aid response to Ripley for a train versus car accident. The 57 responses in July were an increase from the 46 responses in June. Since January 1, 2018, the Fire Department of Westfield has responded to a total of 352 incidents.
The Fire Department of Westfield reminds motorists school will be starting soon. Those on the roadway in the early morning and afternoon hours should be cautious of children walking, or riding their bikes to and from school. Always remember to slow down and closely observe the posted speed limit in the school zone.