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HAUPPAUGE AND CENTRAL ISLIP FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE UNIT CITATION

Members of the Hauppauge and Central Islip Fire Departments received Unit Citations from the Suffolk County Fire Academy Vocational Education and Extension Board at an awards ceremony held on September 29th. The ceremony was held at the North Lindenhurst Fire Headquarters.

The awards were given for their combined life saving efforts at the scene of a motor vehicle accident / car fire with a trapped occupant on Express Drive South and Hoffman Lane that occurred on October 3, 2021.

FF Eric Leonard and FF Kenneth Degen from the Central Islip Fire Department were first on scene quickly followed by Hauppauge Assistant Chief Chris Crean, Ex-Captain Greg Gottlieb, Ex-Captain Joseph Saladino and Ex-Captain Thomas LaFemina.

While Assistant Chief Crean used a pressurized water extinguisher to hold back the flames in the passenger compartment Firefighters Leonard and Degen were able to break the driver’s side window and successfully extricate the driver from the burning car. Fire Marshal Gottlieb assisted them in moving the driver to safety.

The driver was found not to be breathing. Ex-Captain Saladino and Ex-Captain LaFemina of the Hauppauge FD were able to establish an airway for the victim and restore breathing.

As a direct result of the actions of these firefighters the driver survived.

Receiving the Unit Citations at last nights ceremony were Ex-Captain Joseph Saladino of Engine Co 4, Ex-Captain Thomas LaFemina of Engine Co 3, Assistant Chief Christopher Crean, Ex-Captain Greg Gottlieb, Central Islip Firefighter Eric Leonard and Central Islip Firefighter Kenneth Degen.




PRIVATE DWELLING SEARCH TRAINING AT YAPHANK

This morning, Sept. 18,  members of the Hauppauge Fire Department attended a private dwelling and search training exercise at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank. This was a live fire training session. Thanks to Chief Crean for the pictures.


NEW AIR COMPRESSOR INSTALLED

District Manager Carl Thomas supervised the installation of our new air compressor system. This state of the art equipment will be used to fill the breathing air (SCBA) bottles used by our firefighters.


9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES

We held two ceremonies on 9/11 - morning and evening. The evening ceremony was moved from the 9/11 Memorial into Fire Headquarters due to the rain. Thanks to Greg Gottlieb for the pictures.


WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE VICTIMS OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON 9/11/01

On September 11, 2001 all of our lives were shattered when radical Islamic terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and when brave Americans fought with the terrorist hijackers aboard United flight 93, bringing  it down in Shanksville, PA before the plane could reach Washington, DC. 

2,753 men and women died at the WTC, including 343 members of the FDNY and 71 members of law enforcement.

184 were killed at The Pentagon and 40 more were killed in the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA.

In the 21 years since, the death toll continues to rise as a result of the various ailments and diseases attributed to this cowardly attack on our Nation.

The Hauppauge Fire Department lost two of it's members during the attacks - Peter Brennan, Company 1 -  (Chief of Department, Posthumously) and Raymond Meisenheimer, Truck Company - (Chief of Department, Posthumously).

We also lost Ex-Captain Michael Tufarella, Engine Company 4  due to 9/11 related illness and FF Jack Hough, Engine Company 1 due to 9/11 related illness. Both of these brave men had worked the pile at the attack site in lower Manhattan. 

We at the Hauppauge Fire Department vow to NEVER FORGET !

 


BE ON THE ALERT FOR FUNDRAISING SCAMS

Please read this article from Newsday regarding fundraising scams targeting volunteer fire departments.

The Hauppauge Fire Department does not use a fund raising company (we do it in house), we will not call you, we will not text you, we do not take credit card donations and we do not sell merchandise.

Our fund drive involves direct mailing from us to our residents and all donations should be sent directly to us at 855 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, NY 11788, never to a third party.

We may also leave a reminder notice with a pre addressed return envelope on your door that gets mailed directly to us. Our members are not authorized to accept donations from you in person.

If you receive a suspicious solicitation claiming to be from the Hauppauge Fire Department or you have a question or if you have been solicited by a suspicious fund raiser on our behalf please let us know. You can call 631 265 2499 Ext 126 and leave a message. Your call will be returned. Try to obtain as much information as possible including the solicitor's phone number, name and the name of the company.


Lithium Ion Battery Safety Tips

Lithium Ion batteries have become very common in most households. While very useful, they can pose a significant fire hazard. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA.

Lithium Ion batteries have become very common in most households. While very useful, they can pose a significant fire hazard. Here are some safety tips from the NFPA.

Hauppauge FD Explorers

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".


MEMBERS OF THE HAUPPAUGE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE

 

Firefighter Joseph Pacifico, Company 3 - US Army
 

Firefighter Collin Crean, Company 3-US Army

 


HAUPPAUGE FIRE DEPARTMENT 9/11 MEMORIAL

Order Engraved 9/11 Memorial Bricks On Line

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.

911 Memorial Fund

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"