The Hauppauge Fire Department and the Hauppauge Fire District have been invited by the Hauppauge Public School District to participate in Hoops for Heroes. Hauppauge High School staff will be playing Hauppauge firefighters and Suffolk County police officers in a March Madness style series of basketball games in the High School Gym. Pre-game activities will include the New York City Police Department Band and Color Guard. There will be food, raffles, a 50/50 and activities for the whole family. All proceeds from this fund raising community event will be split 50/50 between the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Hauppauge High School Share and Care charity. The date is Friday, April 5 at 6 PM and tickets are only $5.00 each.
For more information or to become involved please contact Joy Ferrara (Hauppauge High School) at 631 761 8306.
At 7:06 PM on January 6th we were alerted for a reported shed fire at 14 Joyce Drive. Engine Companies 1 and 3 responded with Truck Company 1, Fire Marshal Gottlieb and Chief Mendola. First units on scene observed a fully involved storage shed. Lines were pulled from 3-8-3 and the fire was quickly extinguished. The fire was declared under control at 7:23 and all units were back in service at 7:42. Pictures by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
On Saturday, January 6th the Hauppauge and Central Islip Fire Departments were proud to participate in the street renaming ceremony for Hauppauge resident and Port Authority Police Officer Steven J. Tursellino. Steven passed away in 2013 from 9/11 related cancer.
NYS Route 111 (Wheeler Road) from Veterans Memorial Highway to NYS Rt 347 has been renamed the Port Authority Police Officer Steven J. Tursellino Memorial Highway. This project was spearheaded by NYS Senator Mario Mattera and NYS Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick.
Hauppauge Fire Headquarters, which is just down the street from where the ceremony took place, was the staging area for the PAPD and other agencies involved in this event. We, along with the Central Islip Fire Department, provided ladder trucks for the arch detail. The Hauppauge Fire District provided chairs, a podium and the sound equipment for the event.
Thanks to Greg Gottlieb for the pictures.
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 click on the Explorers tab above.
Each Fall the Hauppauge Fire Department conducts Fire Prevention assembly programs at the elementary schools in the Hauppauge School District. It is also the time of year when we send out the Fire Prevention Essay and Coloring Contest supplies to the kindergarten and 1st through 5th grade students. The winners of the Essay and Coloring contests will be announced at our Fire Prevention Open House on Friday, October 13th.
These pictures were taken at the Pines Elementary School on September 18th and at the Bretton Woods Elementary School on September 21. The Forest Brook Elementary open house is scheduled for September 28th.
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.