On Thursday April 7, 2016 The Hauppauge Fire Department held its annual election for Department Line Officers. On behalf of the Hauppauge Fire Department, we would like to congratulate Robert S. Wind on being elected to Chief of Department. We wish you the best of luck in undertaking such an important responsibility in managing a volunteer fire department. Congratulations are also extended to our new 1st Assistant Chief Stephen A. Feron, and newly elected 2nd Assistant Chief Ronald E. Walker.
As we welcome the newly elected chiefs, we would also like to extend sincere gratitude to our newest Ex-Chief, Eugene Oliver. He has served as Chief for the past 6 years, but has been a member of the Hauppauge Fire Department for the past 33 years. Thank you for all of your time, hard work, and dedication to the Hauppauge Fire Department as well as the entire community.
Chief of Department Robert S. Wind
1st Assistant Chief Stephen A. Feron
2nd Assistant Chief Ronal E. Walker
Sky lanterns have become increasingly popular as a way to celebrate, however they pose a serious fire safety hazard and their use is prohibited by NFPA code requirements. For more information on these very dangerous devices, please see the attached flyer issued by the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
Just after 9 AM on April 6 the Hauppauge FD was called out for a report of a working car fire at 1460 Veterans Highway. Responding units found a fully involved Jeep at a gas station. There was slight heat and smoke damage to the gas station canopy as well. Photos by Fire Marshal Greg Gottlieb.
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.
Capt. Chris Crean in front of 4 World Trade Center, NYC
Captain Christopher Crean, Engine Company 3, participated in the 2nd Annual New York City Firefighter Stair Climb at 4 World Trade Center. The event, which was held on March 13, 2016, included 343 firefighters in full turnout gear. Each of the 343 participants were climbing in memory of the 343 members of the FDNY who were killed on 9/11. Captain Crean was representing FDNY member Raymond Meisenheimer. Ray was also a member of the Hauppauge Fire Department's Truck Co 1. The climb also honors fallen first responders and military personnel world wide. In addition, the climb is a fund raiser with this years proceeds going to Team Red White and Blue. The mission of Team Red White and Blue is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Captain Crean completed the 72 story climb in 26 minutes, 48 seconds.
The members of the Hauppauge Fire Department congratulate Captain Crean on his accomplishment.
At 1511 hours on Saturday, March 5 the Hauppauge Fire Department was alerted for an aircraft emergency / plane crash in the vicinity of Marcus Blvd and Oser Ave in the Hauppauge Industrial Park. Upon arrival, units found that a small aircraft had crashed in front of Pall Corp on Marcus Blvd. Fortunately there were no fatalities. The aircraft, a Cirrus SR22, was apparently equipped with a parachute system.
Photos by G. Gottlieb
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.
On January 18th at approximately 1013 hours, the Hauppauge Fire Department was alerted for a motor vehicle collision at Veterans Memorial Highway and Express Drive North (LIE service road). Upon arrival it was confirmed that one vehicle had overturned with one patient entrapped in the car which was now resting on its roof. Hauppauge firefighters in conjunction with Suffolk County Police Emergency Services worked to free the victim from the wreckage. The patient was then transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via Suffolk County Police Helicopter, with serious injuries.