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Hauppauge Fire Department


The Department held its' 85th Annual Inspection of the Department and Installation of Officers on May 7th.  Sworn into office were:
Chief of Department Robert S. Wind
1st Assistant Chief Stephen A. Feron
2nd Assistant Chief Ronald E. Walker
Department Treasurer Frank Poma
Recording Secretary Edward Giannelli
Corresponding Secretary Louis D. Marcus
Sgt At Arms Eric Feinberg
Sgt At Arms William Rella
Fire Marshal Greg Gottlieb
Fire Marshal Ed Minder
Senior Chaplain Rev. Ben Burns
Chaplain Rabbi Mendel Teldon
Chaplain Edward Vigneaux
Department Surgeon Dr. Gus Mantia

The following company officers were sworn in:

Captain Tim Juliano, Engine 1
1st Lt. Bill Kunzig, Engine 1
2nd Lt Pat Sieczkowski, Engine 1

Captain Chris Crean, Engine 3
1st Lt. Chris Vescera, Engine 3
2nd Lt. Phil Jennaco, Engine 3

Capt. Thomas C. Kriklava, Engine 4
1st Lt. Tyler DeLuca, Engine 4
2nd Lt. Andrius Bagdziunas, Engine 4

Capt. Thomas Sidik, Truck Co 1
1st Lt. Chris Sutkevich, Truck Co 1
2nd Lt. Scott E Munro, Truck Co 1

The following members of the Department received the following awards:

55 Years of Service:  Ex-Chief G.W. Holtje, Engine 4

50 Years of Service:  Ex-Capt. Paul Baran, Truck Co

30 Years of Service: Ex-Capt. John Kogel and Ex-Capt Jason Pacifico, Engine 3

25 Years of Service:  Ex-Capt. Michael Bozeat, Engine 4 and FF Carl Thomas, Engine 3

20 Years of Service: Ex-Capt. Michael Knopf, Truck Co

15 Years of Service: Capt. John Fetzer, Engine 3, Ex-Capt. Edward Goutink and Chief Robert S. Wind, Truck Co

10 Years of Service: FF CK Collins, Capt Thomas Sidik, FF Anthony DeVito, Lt Chris Vescera, Ex-Capt Nick Mendola and Assistant Chief Ronald Walker

5 Years of Service: FF Tom Goebler, FF Michael Jacobi, FF Bryan Mediate, FF Michael Mendola, FF Shawn Mooney, Lt Scott E. Munro

Awards for Firefighter of the Year went to:
Ex-Captain Joseph Saladino, Engine Co 4
Ex-Captain Louis Marcus, Engine Co 3


At about 1505 hours on May 5 the Hauppauge Fire Department was alerted for a motor vehicle accident / heavy rescue in front of 150 Engineers Road. Engine 3-8-14 and Rescue 3-8-9 responded with Chief of Department Wind. The male occupant miraculously sustained only minor injuries. All photos by Greg Gottlieb.


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 Lantern

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.

Video By Michael Zaleski

NEW - Order Engraved 9/11 Memorial Bricks On Line

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.

911 Memorial Fund

Like to Purchase a Brick with your Name, Memories, please follow the link above


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.


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