WAYNE – October is Fire Prevention Month, so fittingly, the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department hosted Chamber Coffee Friday morning from the fire hall at 510 Tomar Drive.
Fire Chief, Phil Monahan welcomed the public and introduced the five members of the department who could make it to Chamber Coffee. Monahan then had some safety advise for those in attendance. With the winter months approaching, checking smoke detectors and other safety equipment is very important.
“Have you smoke detectors, alarms, check the batteries replace the batteries and then also for the wire smoke detectors, look at the date on them,” Monahan said. “They’re supposed to only last 15 years, so if it’s 15 years or older, please get them replaced.”
The Wayne Fire Department is a volunteer staff with 35 members. Those members give lots of time and effort to maintain training and to keep the community safe, and Monahan took time to recognize those efforts.
“We could spend up to around 100 hours a year for training outside of our jobs, outside of our home, everything like that, so it takes a lot of time,” Monahan said.
The Wayne Volunteer Fire Department have a very important place in the community, so that time away is time well spent to Monahan and his crew.
The next Wayne Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Wayne Public Library on Friday, October 20th at 10 a.m.