Wading River Fire Department
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2017 Incidents
Month Fire Rescue Total
Jan. 24 65 89
Feb. 21 56 77
Mar. 27 69 96
April 18 60 78
May 28 75 103
June 20 93 113
July 23 77 100
Aug. 28 56 84
Total 189 551 740

Past Incidents
Year Fire Rescue Total
2012 372 717 1,089
2013 337 735 1,072
2014 293 747 1,040
2015 321 700 1,021
2016 305 757 1,062

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Welcome to the Official Website for the Wading River Fire Department

The Wading River Fire Department (WRFD) was established in 1947 and provides emergency

response services for the town of Wading River, which is located in Suffolk County on Eastern

Long Island, New York. Each year, the department's volunteer members respond to more than

1,000 calls for assistance, including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, medical

emergencies, water rescues, and hazardous materials response. New members are always



Current News


Funeral Announcement

Deputy Chief Anthony Bitalvo, July 31

July 31, 2017

It is with deep regret that the Wading River Fire Department announces the passing of

59 year member, Honorary Chief Michael Wiwczar

Wake services will be at the Alexander-Rothwell Funeral Home
6447 Route 25A,Wading River, NY 11792

Thursday, August 3, 2-4 PM, 7-9 PM & Friday, August 4, 2-4 pm, 7-9 PM

Firematic Service will be on Friday, August 4 at 8:00 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Two Water Rescues on Fathers Day in Wading River

Deputy Chief Anthony Bitalvo, June 18

On Sunday, June 18, 2017 The Wading River Fire Department was activated

at two separate times for a water rescue. Both incidents involved small crafts

that were disabled off of Wading Rivers Town Beach on Creek Road.

Wading River Boat 6-3-18B was directed to the small crafts by

Wading River Command in conjunction with Riverhead PD.

The small crafts and all their occupants in both incidents were

brought ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by Andrew Donnelly
Photo by Andrew Donnelly

Water Rescue in Wading River

Deputy Chief Anthony Bitalvo, June 13

On Saturday evening June 10, 2017 The Wading River Fire Department was activated for a

Water Rescue. The rescue involved two overturned Kayaks 1-2 miles off of Wildwood State Park,

a half mile apart from each other. In coordination with Riverhead PD and Suffolk County PD

Aviation, Wading River Boat 6-3-18B was swiftly directed to the vessels by Wading River

Command. Recovery of both vessel ... (Full Story & Photos)

Wading River FD Attends Duck Pond Day Parade

Deputy Chief Anthony Bitalvo, June 04

On Sunday, June 04, 2017 The Wading River Fire Department attended the

Wading River Duck Pond Day Parade. Thanks to all who participated.

We enjoy being part of this wonderful community event. Thanks to

Bob Quaranta for taking pictures. Check out photo galleries to see more.

A special thanks to all the organizers of the Parade. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo by Courtney Blasl
Photo by Courtney Blasl

Memorial Day Service

Deputy Chief Anthony Bitalvo, May 30

On Monday May 29, 2017 The Wading River Fire Department held its annual Memorial Day service to

honor all the servicemen and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom. We also remember all

Wading River Fire Department Members who have passed. As there names are read each name is

marked with a white carnation and one ring of a Fire Bell. The flower is placed by a family or Department ... (Full Story & Photos)


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