All members and the public are invited to attend.
September 15, 2014 @ 18:30
September 1, 2014 @ 10:30
September's Dept. Drills will focus on FireFighter Survival. This message is for all members.
September 11, 2014
Larry Shafer, retired employee for Westcon Concrete Co, Middletown, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at St. Lukes-Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. He was 100 years old. Larry was a 75 year member of the Enterprise Steamer Co. #2 of the Walden Fire Dept.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Dawn Simmons of Largo, FL, Gail DiMartino of Walden, and Lauren “Lori” Keator and her husband Ed of Walden; seven grandchildren, Larry, Rene, Billy Simmons all of Florida, Lisa Cerone, Ralph DiMartino , and Daniel and Leanne Keator all of Walden; nine great grandchildren, Michele, Brian, David, Joey, Samantha, Tori, Tyler, Emily and Lauren; two great grandchildren, Ethan Mousaw, and Sebastian Simmons, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother George LeRoy Shafer; sisters, Marie Gillespie and Dorothy Rudolph and granddaughter, Valerie and great-great granddaughter, Wren Mousaw.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 16th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY. Firematic services will be held at 7:30 pm and Masonic services will be held at 8 pm. Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Wednesday, Sept. 17th at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Brick Church Cemetery, Montgomery, NY.
He will be missed by all, but left us all with so much love and dignity! Rest in peace Dear Brother!
July 1, 2014
The Walden Fire Dept. was excited and eager to Welcome Home one its OWN. One of the Department's members suffered a serious injury while at a training incident. He was then transported via Helicopter to Westchester Medical Center where he underwent several surgeries.
After speaking to Kevin today he told me that he was sincerely touched in the warm welcome he received from his brothers and sisters and he is just excited to be home. He in fact is eager to get back into serving his community.
Kevin once again on behalf of the Dept. we are glad you are back home brother!
April 26, 2014
On Saturday April 26, 2014 the Walden Fire Dept. held its open house. It was a great day for the Dept. to showcase what we it does and provide some fun activities to the community members.
The dept. provided some great BBQ that was cooked by its members and some great refreshments. There was also some great deserts that included baked goods, cupcakes, and a ton of candy.
The members also walked the visitors through the different steps of “cutting up” a car with the “jaws of life.” In fact some of the visitors even had the opportunity to participate, and they all stated that it was a whole lot of fun and much tougher then they thought it would be.
Some visitors also elected to climb a few ladders and to assist with putting “out” an “oven fire”. So the activities where nonstop for all the visitors regardless of age.
Plans are already on the way for next year’s open house! We all look forward to seeing you then, please keep an eye out for the date!
December 19, 2013
The members and officers of the Walden Fire Dept. were proud to work with the Walden Baptist Church this week for Operation Dalmatian a toy drive. Between many local schools, organizations, and churches we had the ability to help raise enough toys for the children in over 100 local families. During this week the members and officers of the dept. had the opportunity to go collect, sort, wrap and ultimately deliver these toys to the families with the fire trucks of the Walden Fire Department. The Walden Fire Department has been working with the Walden Baptist Church every year for this worthy cause for over a decade. Just another example of how the members of this Dept. enjoy giving back to the community that they live and serve in.
We would like to wish everyone in the community Happy Holidays and a safe New Year!
October 10, 2013
Fire Safety is key! As we focus on Fire Prevention 2013 please make sure we are all practicing with our children what they have learned in school. If you have any follow up questions or would like a tour of the fire house feel free to contacts us. Please check our Photos from Fire prevention this year under the Photos Section.