Engine Company 3 has announced that their 33rd Annual Santa Parade will be held on Saturday, December 17th. Children may visit Santa at the Ledgewood Drive Firehouse from 3 PM until 4:15 PM. The parade will begin at 4:30 PM. Please click on the link to download a PDF copy of the parade flyer.
Information on the Company 1, 4 and Truck Company parades, also scheduled for December 17, will be posted when it becomes available.
The Hauppauge Fire Department opened it's doors to the public for the annual Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday, October 2. Attendees were treated to live burn displays, vehicle extrication displays, fire safety displays and a variety of information from other agencies including the Suffolk County Police and the local volunteer ambulance companies. Winners of the annual essay contest were also announced.
On September 11, 2001,Stephen Siller, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift, and was on his way to play golf with his brothers when he got word of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers over his scanner. Upon hearing the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later, and returned to Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.
Members of the Hauppauge Fire Department participated in this years run. They ran in Memory of Honorary Chief Ray Meisenheimer, FDNY and Hauppauge FD as a part of the Team Run for Ray. The Meisenheimer Family runs this team and the Hauppauge members participated with this team, where they ran 3.5 miles along the same route that Stephen Siller ran. Participating were Capt. Chris Crean, Capt. Tom Kriklava, Lt. Chris Vescera, FF John Cunningham, FF Beth Oliver and FF Collin Crean.
We have added the ability to order and pay for an engraved 9/11 brick at our memorial. Simply click on the link, follow the instructions and you can leave a lasting tribute for a loved one. For more pictures, visit our 9/11 Memorial Page. NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER A BRICK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT INSTALLED BY THIS YEAR'S 9/11 CEREMONIES.
The current Yaphank schedule is available for download in PDF format. Click on the link below.