It is that time of year when it gets cold and snow storms are a fact of life here in the Northeast. The highway Departments do their best clearing our roads but snow can pile up after the plows go by hiding and inhibiting the use of fire hydrants. We ask you to help us. If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear them of snow. Hidden hydrants can mean the difference between life and death if a fire occurs in your neighborhood. We appreciate your help and stay safe this Winter.
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.
Firefighter Alex Lombardi, Company 3 - US Coast Guard
Firefighter Andrew Lombardi, Company 3 - US Coast Guard
Firefighter Joseph Pacifico, Company 3 - US Army
Firefighter Stephen Matteo, of Engine Company 4 was awarded the Silver Medal at the Smithtown Fire Chief's Council Awards Dinner on Friday evening, February 2nd. 2018. Firefighter Matteo was awarded this medal for his heroic action back on July 19th., 2017 when he removed a driver from his burning SUV after he struck a tree on Townline Road in Hauppauge with the help of a passing motorist. Pictured here, from left to right: 2nd. Lieutenant Jonathan Kriklava, Captain Andrius Bagdziunas, Award Winner FF Stephen Matteo and 1st. Lieutenant William Downey of Engine Company 4. We congratulate FF Matteo on a job well done! Please see below the picture for a description and photos of the incident.
SFC Council Awards Night
On July 19, 2017 at about 4:57 PM the Hauppauge Fire Department was alerted for a mutual aid, car fire / MVA with a trapped occupant in front of 839 Townline Road, just across from the HFD boundary with the Smithtown FD. Engines 3-8-1, 3-8-4 and 3-8-14 responded. Prior to the arrival of any apparatus or police, Firefighter Steven Matteo Jr., a member of Company 4, was passing the scene and stopped to assist. With assistance from passing civilians, he was able to extricate the driver from the burning vehicle. Reports are that the driver may have suffered a medical emergency, causing him to leave the roadway and strike a tree. Units from the Smithtown Fire Department, who were handling multiple alarms in their District, also responded to the scene.