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 Hauppauge Fire 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.
On Wednesday, March 29th at about 2:56 PM we were dispatched for a mutual aid to the Central Islip Fire Department for a fully involved house fire on Palm Street. Engine Company 4 initially responded to C.I.'s main house as a standby engine to cover their district but they were later called to the scene. Reports are this home was fully involved upon the initial arrival of the C.I. Fire Department. Damage to the home was extensive. Responding with 3-8-4 was Chief Furuno. Hauppauge units were back in service at 4:45 PM. Photos by FF Matt Argyros, Co 4.
Click the QR code or the Join tab at www.hauppaugefiredepartment.org
Bailout training with our new harnesses took place on March 28 at our training facility. Supervised by Chiefs Crean and Mendola, they were assisted by Capt Proffe, Capt Mendola, Capt. Minder, Lt Mendola, FF Mendola (yes - we have a lot of Mendolas), Lt Cohen and Lt Curry.
On Wednesday evening, March 29th, the members of Hauppauge FD Explorer Post 660 conducted a ladder drill. They also got a chance to take a ride in the bucket of our ladder truck, 3-8-7. The drill was conducted by Truck Company members FF Steve Piccirillo and FF Andrew Jacobi. Pictures by FF Andrew Mendola.
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.
Congratulations to our Benevolent Association officers on their re-election at the March 24th meeting. They are being sworn in by Ex-Chief Scimeca.
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.
Like to Purchase a Brick with your Name, Memories, please follow the link above
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"