Commissioners Lou Zara and Scott D. Munro celebrating Ex-Captain Jack Gallagher's 88th birthday on Memorial Day.
It is with deep regret that the Hauppauge Fire Department announces the passing of Ex-Captain Paul Baran of the Truck Company. Paul was a 57 year member of the department having joined in April of 1966. He also served as Department Treasurer for many years. We send sincere condolences to his family.
The Marines landed at Hauppauge High School on May 24th. This great Memorial Day weekend event included the United States Marine Corps Band and the landing of a United States Marine Corps helicopter on the high school athletic field. The Hauppauge Fire Department provided a standby engine and crew for the landing. It was a beautiful day and a great time was had by all. Semper Fi.
On May 24th at 12:32 AM we were alerted for a reported vehicle fire on Old Hauppauge Road between Colonial Drive and Laurel Drive. Quint 3-8-5 and Engine 3-8-13 responded with Chiefs Crean and Mendola as well as Fire Marshal Gottlieb. The unoccupied vehicle, a 2020 Honda Accord that was parked on the street, was fully involved. Chief Crean declared the fire under control at 12:59 AM. The Suffolk County Police Arson Squad is investigating. Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
At about 10:14 PM on May 21 we were alerted for a reported residential structure fire on Amber Court off Townline Road. The first arriving unit, Fire Marshal Gottlieb, reported heavy smoke showing and Chief Furuno declared a 13/35 (working structure fire). Engines 3-8-4, 3-8-3, 3-8-13, and 3-8-14 responded as did Quint 3-8-5. Mutual aid was requested from the Smithtown, Nesconset and Central Islip Fire Departments with CI providing a standby crew at our headquarters, Nesconset providing a Rapid Intervention Team and Smithtown providing another engine and manpower. CI Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance also responded to provide EMS assistance. The fire was declared under control by Chief Furuno at 10:41 PM. Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
Earlier in the year the Board of Fire Commissioners authorized an aggressive recruitment campaign for both volunteer firefighters and Explorers. The results of that campaign, so far, have been outstanding. At our June 5th Department meeting we will be approving 8 more individuals for membership. That will bring to ten the number of new recruits taken in since April. Two of these ten probationary firefighters are from our Explorer Post 660.
In addition, the Explorer Post has 3 new members as a result of the campaign.
We are still accepting applications from residents of the Hauppauge Fire District who would like to serve their community as Class A firefighters. Call 631 265 2499, Ext 126 for Firefighter Recruitment or click on the JOIN tab above.
and click on the JOIN tab. You can also scan the QR code below.
We are also accepting applications from girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in joining the explorers.
Call 631 265 2499, Ext 117 for Explorer Recruitment. You can also scan the QR code below (select the one for Explorers).
At about 8:35 AM on May 16th we were alerted for a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus at the intersection of Motor Parkway and Blydenburgh Road. Heavy Rescue 3-8-9, Chief Furuno and Fire Marshal Gottlieb responded. Also on scene were Suffolk County Police Emergency Services, CI Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance and Community Ambulance of Sayville.
There were 10 children on the bus, all of whom were evaluated by EMS personnel. The driver of the bus, the driver of the car and one child were transported to a local hospital.
Hauppauge School District Administration officials responded to the scene to support the children, gather information and to notify all of their parents.
Chief Furuno complemented the first responders for their professionalism in handling all of the children and to the school administration for their quick response to the scene.
On Sunday Morning, May 14, at about 3:51 AM we were dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident with overturn on Express Drive North and Lincoln Blvd. Our first arriving unit, Fire Marshall Gottlieb, advised of a working vehicle fire as well and that the scene was between Lincoln Blvd. and Wheeler Road.
Chiefs Crean and Mendola responded along with Quint 3-8-5 and Engine 3-8-13. Also on scene was Suffolk County Police EMS and Central Islip - Hauppauge Vol Ambulance.
It appeared that, while traveling West on the LIE the vehicle left the roadway, overturning a number of times, going over the guard rail and ending up on the North Service Road by the Exit 56 off ramp.
The operator had managed to extricate himself prior to the arrival of fire and police units. He indicated to police that he fell asleep at the wheel. He was treated and transported to the hospital by Central Islip - Hauppauge Ambulance. Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
On May 13th at about 12:20 AM we were alerted for a reported motor vehicle accident and car fire Eastbound on the LIE between exits 56 and 57. Engines 3-8-4, 3-8-13 and Quint 3-8-5 responded with Assistant Chief Mendola and Fire Marshal Gottlieb. The vehicle, a Volkswagen Golf, had left the roadway, colliding with a small sign and a tree. The collision almost tore off the rear end of the car, which then caught fire. When police and fire units arrived there was only one person with the vehicle who had suffered minor injuries. He told police that he was not the driver and didn't know anything about the vehicle. The injured person was treated by members of the Central - Islip Hauppauge Ambulance Corps. Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
If you are a resident of the Hauppauge Fire District you should have received your 2023 Annual Fund Drive mailing. We just want to point out that the Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department does NOT use a solicitor. We handle all fund raising in house.
We will not call you and we will not come to your house asking for a donation. If someone calls you claiming it is on our behalf, it is a scam. Residents wishing to donate should do so by check sent directly to the department at 855 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge.
This year's brochure contains information about our recruitment program, various community outreach programs, important dates and fire safety.
We thank everyone for their consideration and generosity.
Commissioner S.E. Munro attended Police & Firefighters Appreciation Day at Forest Brook Elementary School. Attending with him was Assistant Chief Crean. Pictured L-R: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald B. Murphy, Chief Crean, Comm. Munro, Dr. Kristen Reingold and Exec. Administrator for Information Technology Christopher Smalley.
Click the QR code or the Join tab at www.hauppaugefiredepartment.org
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.
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"