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.
On February 1, 2016 Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy presented certificates and medals to military veterans and active military members of the Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department. The awards, presented on behalf of the Suffolk County Legislature, are meant to honor the service of the men and women who serve in our military.
The current Yaphank schedule is available for download in PDF format. Click on the link below.