The Good-Will Fire Department is a volunteer fire company which provides fire and rescue protection to many residents and businesses in the Town of Newburgh. We encompass a wide stretch of the southeast corner of the Town of Newburgh, providing protection from Washington Lake to the Mid-Valley Mall. We protect a widespread area, including two exit ramps and several miles along Interstate 84, two malls, and a large range of residential and commercial zones stretching from Vails Gate to Middlehope.
In 2012 , we responded to 257 emergency calls for help, including building fires, Jaws-of-Life calls, rescue calls, brush fires, storm related calls, and helping neighboring fire departments with their own calls. We also deployed to Oceanside, Long Island with Rescue 315 and manpower (operating as a Heavy Rescue Company) to cover their emegency calls after 2 of their 5 stations were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (not included in our 257 call total). We are comprised of approximately 50 dedicated members who collectively volunteer thousands of training and working hours to serve our community – 365 days a year.
Emergency calls are only one part of our function. When we are not fighting fires and training, we continue volunteering our time in other ways. Every Christmas, we escort Santa around the fire district with candy canes for the neighborhood children. Every Thanksgiving, we play a charity football game with the proceeds being donated to a local soup kitchen. On the 4th of July, we participate in the annual townwide Community Day and teach children about fire prevention, safety and a safe means of egress if their home is on fire. These are just some examples of what we do to give back to our community. We continue operating in full force even when there are no emergencies.
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