Our next blood drive is Monday, November 6th from 1:45 PM until 7:45 PM.
The Hauppauge Fire District is hosting a Community Gathering to discuss the dangerous conditions involving large gatherings of racing cars, motorcycles and the blasting music from cars in the industrial park. The meeting will be held on September 28th, 6:30 PM at the main firehouse, 855 Wheeler Road.
The situation is out of control and the actions of these rogue groups is placing the business owners and local residents in jeopardy, not to mention disturbing our neighborhoods. This meeting is open to all of our residents.
Please attend and let your voice be heard.
We are proud to announce that our softball team, The Sneakers, won the softball championship last night. The three games between Hauppauge and the Smithtown Clam Diggers had been postponed from an earlier date due to weather. Smithtown took game one and Hauppauge took games two and three for the championship. Congratulations to both teams on a great season.
As Summer winds down and the kids are getting back to school it is a good time to consider enrolling your son or daughter in the Hauppauge Fire Department Explorer Program. Girls and boys ages 14 through 17 are eligible. For information either email our advisors at ExplorerPost660@HauppaugeFireDistrict.com or contact them at 631 265 2499, Extension 117. You can also scan the QR code for an application.
The Hauppauge Fire Department will be hosting its First Annual 5K Run / Walk on Saturday, October 7th. This event will also feature a FREE kids fun run prior to the start of the 5K. Please see the information on the below flyer.
On Sunday morning, July 23, a group of Hauppauge Fire District residents attended a free CPR certification course offered by the Hauppauge Fire District and the Hauppauge Fire Department. This was the second free CPR course offered to our residents this year.
Commissioners Lou Zara, S.E. Munro and Ron Barz were on hand, along with instructors FF CK Collins, Ex-Capt. Phil Jennaco, Ex-Capt. Rich Proffe and FF Andrew Mendola.
The free CPR training is part of the Commissioners' Community Outreach Program for our residents.
Another free CPR class is scheduled for August 20. Interested residents should scan the QR code to register (see the flyer on our Facebook page or on our website).
Photo by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
At 10:52 AM on July 12 we were dispatched for an EMS assist at Hauppauge High School. A roofer working on the gym roof suffered from possible heat exposure and needed to be removed from the roof. Ladder 3-8-7 responded under the command of Chief Furuno. CI Hauppauge Ambulance personnel had responded to the roof to assist the aided and the worker was safely removed from the roof via the bucket of 3-8-7. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. Suffolk County Police, including Emergency Services Bureau, were also on scene. Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb and Lt. Raccuglia.
At our July department meeting Chief Crean administered the membership oath to 7 of our 8 new firefighters. So far, our recruitment campaign has resulted in 11 new members this year with 3 more scheduled to join our ranks by September.
At 2:12 AM, June 12th, we were alerted for a reported commercial structure fire at Long Island Waste Services / Jet Sanitation at 228 Blydenburgh Rd. in Islandia.At 2:14 Fire Marshal Gottlieb, first on scene, declared a working structure fire. All Hauppauge apparatus responded to the scene and our mutual aid plan was activated with initial help coming from Central Islip, East Brentwood, Smithtown and Nesconset Fire Departments. Also notified was the Islip HazMat Team, Suffolk PD Arson and Islip Town Fire Marshals. Ambulance companies at the scene included CI-Hauppauge, Exchange and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Companies.
Smithtown and Central Islip were released at 6:44 AM, standby crews were released at 8:01 AM and all Hauppauge units were back in service at 9:05 AM.
Photographs by AFrevola photography
While operating at this scene we received a second alarm at 3:21 AM for a motor vehicle accident with possible ejection on the LIE Westbound between exits 55 and 56. A standby crew from Nesconset responded from our fire headquarters and units from Central Islip responded under the command of 3-7-30. Unfortunately, the motorist was deceased and all units were released at 3:35 AM. Suffolk PD closed the Westbound LIE to conduct a homicide investigation.
Earlier in the year the Board of Fire Commissioners authorized an aggressive recruitment campaign for both volunteer firefighters and Explorers. The results of that campaign, so far, have been outstanding. At our June 5th Department meeting we will be approving 8 more individuals for membership. That will bring to ten the number of new recruits taken in since April. Two of these ten probationary firefighters are from our Explorer Post 660.
In addition, the Explorer Post has 3 new members as a result of the campaign.
We are still accepting applications from residents of the Hauppauge Fire District who would like to serve their community as Class A firefighters. Call 631 265 2499, Ext 126 for Firefighter Recruitment or click on the JOIN tab above.
and click on the JOIN tab. You can also scan the QR code below.
We are also accepting applications from girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in joining the explorers.
Call 631 265 2499, Ext 117 for Explorer Recruitment. You can also scan the QR code below (select the one for Explorers).
If you are a resident of the Hauppauge Fire District you should have received your 2023 Annual Fund Drive mailing. We just want to point out that the Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department does NOT use a solicitor. We handle all fund raising in house.
We will not call you and we will not come to your house asking for a donation. If someone calls you claiming it is on our behalf, it is a scam. Residents wishing to donate should do so by check sent directly to the department at 855 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge.
This year's brochure contains information about our recruitment program, various community outreach programs, important dates and fire safety.
We thank everyone for their consideration and generosity.
Click the QR code or the Join tab at www.hauppaugefiredepartment.org
The Hauppauge Fire Department is looking for young members of the community to join the Hauppauge Fire Department’s Explorers Program, Post 660. You must be 14-17 years of age and reside in the Hauppauge Fire District.
This is a great way to start your volunteer firefighting career as a member of the Hauppauge Fire Department. Once you reach the age of 18, you can formally apply for membership in the Hauppauge Fire Department as a Class “A” Firefighter.
As a member of the Explorers, you will have the opportunity to train and get a behind the scenes look at how the Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department works. This training will give you a head start on the training you would receive with the department and with the Suffolk County Fire Academy if you become an official member of the Hauppauge Fire Department.
As an Explorer you will receive specific training, both classroom and hands-on instruction, in basic firefighting skills including how to properly wear firefighting gear including the SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus), hose handling, hydrant and water supply, ladders, firefighting tools, strategy and tactics of firefighting, etc.
Once you successfully apply for full membership in the department you become eligible for many benefits including various scholarship programs. Suffolk County offers incentives through its SERVES program to volunteer firefighters who attend Suffolk Community College.
Volunteers under the SERVES scholarship program will be eligible to have their tuition paid in full while maintaining their membership as an active member in good standing in one of Suffolk County’s volunteer fire companies or EMS providers. There is no limitation as to the academic program the SERVES recruit can enter at any SCCC campus.
A SERVES student/volunteer must maintain volunteer activity and training levels and certain academic objectives during their course of study and must commit to a post-education service obligation of two (2) to five (5) years following the receipt of their total SERVES funding.
If you are interested, please fill out the information below and reach out to our Explorer Program Coordinator FF Andrew Mendola at: 631 265 2499 Ext 117 or fax to: 631 265 - 0674. We will meet with you and your Parent(s) to get the full application completed and answer any questions you may have.
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.