The Board of Fire Commissioners has launched a recruitment drive in an effort to increase the ranks of the Hauppauge Fire Department. In addition, the District is reaching out to the youth of our community inviting them to join the Hauppauge Fire Department's Explorer Post 660.
Residents of the District interested in joining as a volunteer firefighter can visit the Department web site and click on the "Join" tab or call 631 265 2499, Extension 126 for Recruitment. Leave a message and your call will be returned.
Boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 17 interested in the Explorers can visit the Department web site where they will find a form for joining the Explorers. They can also call 631 265 2499, Extension 117 and leave a message for our Explorer Advisors.
Click the QR code or the Join tab at www.hauppaugefiredepartment.org
At their drill on March 8th the members of Explorer Post 660 got to use some of our extrication tools, including the spreader (Jaws of Life). They had some fun playing a Jenga game with the tool and trying to pick up an egg without breaking it. The goal of the exercise was to fine tune their ability to control the tool.
Members of the department participated in a Victim Removal drill on Sunday, March 5th at our headquarters training facility.
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.
On February 15th Truck Company Captain Proffe, along with members from Companies 1,3,4 and Truck held a man and machine drill for members of our Explorer Post 660.
At about 10:39 AM on Feb 8 we were alerted for a mutual aid to Lakeland for a structure fire on Fir Grove Road. Lakeland FD was requesting a Rapid Intervention Team. Heavy Rescue 3-8-9 responded to the scene. Photos by Capt. Mendola.
In January, Commissioner Joseph P. Beltrani submitted his resignation from the Board of Fire Commissioners. At their February 1st meeting, the Commissioners appointed Former Commissioner & Ex-Chief Ronald P. Barz to fill out the remainder of the term. We welcome Commissioner Barz to the Board.
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.
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.
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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"