It was another very busy training weekend for our members. On both Saturday and Sunday, Jan 21st and 22nd hands on bail out training was conducted both in a classroom setting and with the hands on portion conducted at our training facility. Our members are using a new bail out system by RPI (Rescue Products International). Representatives of RPI were present to assist with the training. 45 Hauppauge Firefighters received the training over the course of two days, conducting 315 bail outs and slides.
Meanwhile, members not involved in that training were present at fire headquarters on Sunday for our mandatory OSHA refreshers.
Photos by Assistant Chief Crean.
BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 6TH
On Thursday, Dec 22nd, members of the Hauppauge and East Brentwood Fire Departments set up an arch detail at Motor Parkway and Route 111 for the Dignified Transfer of Remains Procession of FDNY Firefighter/Islip FD Ex-Chief William Moon. FF Moon, of FDNY Rescue Company 2, died tragically of a head injury suffered during training with the FDNY.
The Christmas miracle is that, because FF Moon was an organ donor, his passing resulted in 5 lives being saved via organ transplants. FF Moon is a true hero.
The members of the Hauppauge Fire Department send our deepest condolences to the Moon family, the FDNY and the Islip Fire Department.
At about 4:55 AM on Dec 23 high winds from the passing storm took down the utility pole in front of our main firehouse at 855 Wheeler Rd. This pole had multiple transformers along with communication cables. Fire Marshal Gottlieb, attempted to flag down an approaching car traveling North on Rt 111 (Wheeler Rd) but the vehicle swerved to avoid the pole across the roadway and instead ran into the main water supply for our District offices before hitting another utility pole. The occupants of the vehicle were transported to hospitals by Lakeland FD Ambulance and CI Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance. Power to our buildings is out however our facilities are running on generators and we continue to be fully operational (including our holiday lights). At the time of this post PSEG is working on the scene and motorists should avoid the area. Thanks to District Manager Thomas for the update.
The Line of Duty Death Memorial at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank was rededicated on Saturday, Oct 29th. It was a bittersweet event because the name of our own member, Ex-Chief Stephen A. Feron, was added. Chiefs Furuno, Crean and Mendola attended this event with members of the Hauppauge Fire Department. Photos provided by Chief Furuno.
The Hauppauge Fire Department is proud to sponsor Explorers Post 660. Many members of Post 660 go on to become full members of the Hauppauge Fire Department.
For Explorer membership information please click on the Explorers tab under "Companies".
This weekend officers and members from Engine Companies 1,3 and 4 attended a two day conference entitled "Five Alarm Leadership - The Company Office Academy". The class, being offered at the Sayville Fire Department, The lecture is being condcted by Chief Rick Lasky and Chief John Salka.
The success of company officers on the fire ground is dependent upon their success in the fire house.
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.
THE DEPARTMENT CALENDAR HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE MEMBERS ONLY PAGE.
EXPLORER POST 660 INFORMATION AND APPLICATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE EXPLORERS PAGE UNDER "COMPANIES"