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Hauppauge Fire Department

SANTA PARADE ROUTES FOR DECEMBER 10, 2022

Engine Companies 1,  3 , 4 and the Truck Company have announced their Santa Parade routes for 2022.  All parades are scheduled for Saturday, December 10th, 2022. Each route is available in PDF format below.


FIRE DISTRICT ELECTIONS SCHEDULED

The Annual Elections of the Hauppauge Fire District in the Town of Smithtown and the Town of Islip will be held at the Main Firehouse, 855 Wheeler Road on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 between the hours of 2 PM and 9 PM for the purpose of:

  • Electing one (1) Commissioner for a  term of two (2) years, commencing January 1, 2023 to complete the unexpired term of Carl Thomas. The candidates for this position are:
    The incumbent, current Chairman of the Board, Commissioner Scott D. Munro.
    FF John Marek of Company 4
    Ex-Chief Ray Woods Jr. of Company 1

     
  • Electing one (1) Commissioner for a term of five (5) years commencing January 1, 2023. The candidate for this position is:
    Scott E. Munro, former Lieutenant of the Truck Company


TWO YEAR TERM CANDIDATES

These are the candidates for the two year term. All candidates have been invited to submit a brief statement on their candidacy. The statements will be posted when they are received.



Chairman of the Board - Commissioner Scott Munro - Incumbent

STATEMENT BY CANDIDATE SCOTT MUNRO

The incumbent candidate, Commissioner Scott Munro, was raised in the Hauppauge Community. His grandfather, John Munro, was a Charter Member of the Hauppauge Fire Department. His grandmother was the first school teacher in the Hauppauge community. The Munro family has very deep roots in Hauppauge.

The Munro family history of service also includes Scott’s father, Neil, who was a second-generation member of the Hauppauge Fire Department.

Currently, Commissioner Munro is the Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners. He has been serving with the Board of Fire Commissioners for 25 years, which makes him the most qualified candidate and it is certainly good reason to re-elect him.

Commissioner Munro served actively with the Hauppauge Fire Department, attaining the rank of Captain of Engine Company 1.

During Scott’s 25 years of service as a Commissioner with the Hauppauge Board of Fire Commissioners he has been involved with:

  • The purchase of countless pieces of new fire apparatus and the most up to date equipment designed to ensure that the residents of Hauppauge always have the best fire protection available. Maintaining an up-to-date fleet is critical to protecting the residents and to keeping our fire insurance rates low.
  • The modernization and expansion of District facilities.
  • The addition of a Butler Building which is used for in house training of Hauppauge firefighters as well as providing a storage and in house maintenance facility.
  • The introduction of Quint fire apparatus. A Quint is a combination aerial truck and pumper. The Quint is necessary for the high-rise structures in the industrial park and is a huge addition to our aerial capabilities. It’s introduction also helps to keep our fire insurance rates low.
  • The recent modernization of the district’s computer systems which are not only critical for day to day operations but for our fire dispatching as well.
  • All of this while helping to keep Hauppauge’s fire tax rate as low as possible.

Scott’s involvement with the community is also noteworthy. He has coached Hauppauge Youth Wrestling, Hauppauge Youth Football Hauppauge Youth Soccer and Hauppauge Youth Baseball.. 

Scott is married to Michelle, with four children, two of whom - Austin and John - are presently members of the Hauppauge Fire Department. Austin, like his father,  serves with the NYPD and John is a building manager for Staller Associates. His daughter, Cydney, is in her sophomore year at SUNY Stony Brook where she is studying law.

He is also thrilled that his eldest son, Scott E. Munro, is seeking a 5-year term as Commissioner. Scott E, a former Lieutenant with the Truck Company, also has the distinction of being fourth generation. Scott follows in his father's footsteps as a Detective with the NYPD,

The Munro family has been serving the Hauppauge community for generations. We ask that you continue to support us so that we, as a family, can continue to serve our community with honor. We ask that you please vote for Munro and Munro. Thank you.


John Marek

Candidate John Marek

John is an active member of Engine Company 4. He has been a resident of Hauppauge for 54 years and a member of the Hauppauge Fire Department for 37 years.


Ray Woods Jr.

STATEMENT BY CANDIDATE RAY WOODS JR

  • 38 year member of the Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department
  • Past Chief of Department
  • ProBoard Certified Fire Instructor III
  • Retired NYPD Sergeant
  • Past President of the Hauppauge Youth Organization 
  • Past Board Member of Hauppauge Youth Baseball
  • Past Coach/Assistant Coach of Youth Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball.
  • American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor who volunteers countless hours to teach the community CPR. 
  • Facilitates CPR training for multiple not for profit organizations to protect their membership including Girl Scouts of America, Hauppauge Youth Organization and St. Thomas More Church
  • I am a 3rd generation Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department Member. In addition both of my children are currently members of the Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department.

FIVE YEAR TERM CANDIDATE

The candidate for the five (5) year position is Scott E. Munro, former Truck Company Lieutenant and fourth generation member of the Hauppauge Fire Department.

STATEMENT BY CANDIDATE SCOTT E. MUNRO

I have been asked why I want to be a Hauppauge Fire Commissioner. The answer is simple. It is an opportunity to do the right thing for the community I grew up in and for the volunteer firefighters who work so hard to keep our Hauppauge community safe. It is an opportunity to give back to those who give so much of themselves – to be their voice and represent their needs.

I am a 4th generation Hauppauge resident as well as a 4th generation member of the Hauppauge Fire Department. I was raised in Hauppauge, went to school here, worked here and I am currently raising my 3 amazing children in this wonderful community. I come from a tradition of public service, and I feel that public service is one of the most honorable things that a person can do in life. I feel very strongly about carrying on my family tradition of working to help improve the lives of our residents, business owners, and the amazing volunteers who serve so selflessly. 

The task of protecting the community from fires, storm emergencies, tragic accidents and countless other emergency situations that place our residents’ lives in jeopardy is the job of the Hauppauge Fire District and the Hauppauge Fire Department. In the 21st century it has become an increasingly complex job with increased training requirements, maintaining the proper firefighting tools and apparatus to be able to manage any emergency while not forgetting that we must be prudent with taxpayers’ money.

I will faithfully represent the residents as well as the volunteers of the Hauppauge Fire Department. I will voice your concerns and will go above and beyond for you and your family. Your concerns are my concerns. I am laser focused on being that voice for you.

In conclusion, I love this town and the rich history of the Hauppauge Fire District and the Hauppauge Fire Department. It is my firm belief that I will be an asset for the residents and the volunteers. Thank you very much for your consideration. 





VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS WANTED

We are looking for qualified members of the community who are interested in becoming part of our organization as a volunteer firefighter. The commitment is significant but so are the rewards. Visit our website and click on the "Join" tab for more info and to complete a Membership Inquiry Form. www.hauppaugefiredepartment.org



EX-CHIEF FERON'S NAMED ADDED TO LODD MEMORIAL AT SCFA

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.



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".

Hauppauge Officers Take Training Course

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.


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"