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DISTRICT MANAGER CARL THOMAS LENDS A HAND WITH THE PROJECT
The District began modifications at fire headquarters on Friday, July 1, to accommodate a new, state of the art SCBA air compressor system. A new door had to be installed and a custom pass though storage rack is also being built.
Photos by Greg Gottlieb.
There was an incident involving a Suffolk County Police helicopter that could have turned disastrous. Chief Furuno has asked that the following be shared for the information of all emergency service personnel.
The Hauppauge Fire Department and Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick will host a blood drive at our Main Firehouse on Monday, July 18th from 2PM until 8 PM. Please see the flyer for more information.
If you are interested in playing in this year's golf outing, a PDF of the application is below. It's a great time at a reasonable price.
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.
It is with profound sadness that the Chief's Office announces the Line-of-Duty Death of Ex-Chief Stephen A. Feron of the Truck Company. Chief Feron passed while operating at a training exercise with the Suffolk County Urban Search and Rescue Team on Saturday.
We extend our deepest condolences to the Feron and Fallona families. We also thank the Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Corps. for transporting Chief Feron to the Medical Examiners Office as part of the dignified transfer. We would like to thank all of our neighboring fire departments for their show of respect this afternoon during the transfer to the Medical Examiner.
Chief Feron was a second generation Chief of Department in Hauppauge serving from 2018 until 2019. His father, Stephen B. Feron, served as Chief of Department from 1985 through 1988.
Following an extensive search involving numerous candidates the Board of Fire Commissioners is proud to announce that former Commissioner Carl Thomas has been appointed as the new District Manager, filling a position held by Tom Farrell. Carl, besides being a former Commissioner, is a senior member of the Hauppauge Fire Department, serving with Engine Company 3. He has an impressive background that will best serve the residents of the Hauppauge Fire District.
Matt Curtiss has been acting as interim District Manager and will assist Carl as he gets up to speed with his new position.
Carl had been a Commissioner with the Hauppauge Fire District but resigned his position upon being notified that he had been hired as the new District Manager.
We wish Carl well in his new position with the District.
Annual pump testing for our engines and the Quint were conducted at fire headquarters, supervised by District Employee and Ex-Chief Gene Oliver.
Photo by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
At 4:10 PM on Friday, June 3rd, we were alerted for a natural gas leak in a building at 115 Engineers Road. Chief Furuno, Fire Marshal Gottlieb, Heavy Rescue 3-8-9 and Engine Company 3 responded.
It was determined that a forklift had knocked down a space heater, causing a significant gas leak in the building. We secured the gas main, ventilated the building and notified National Grid so they could make repairs and restore gas service.
It is important to note that this incident could have had disastrous results because the occupants of the building delayed notification to the fire department. This could have resulted in a serious explosion and fire in a commercial structure.
We strongly urge people in this type of situation (a natural gas leak) to evacuate and immediately notify the fire department. Whether it is a large commercial structure like this one or a residence - if you smell gas, call us. Delaying that call could have catastrophic consequences.
Photo by Chief Furuno.
After two years without a Memorial Day Parade in Smithtown, it was great to be marching down Main Street again. This years parade was made possible because the Smithtown Fire Department stepped in as the sponsor after the former sponsor declined to hold a parade this year. It was a beautiful day and a great day.
Following the parade we were back at our Fire Headquarters for our annual Memorial Service sponsored by the Benevolent Association.
The Marines have landed at Hauppauge High School.
The United States Marine Corps. was at Hauppauge High School today for a recruitment drive. They set up a display including pull up bars, an ammo box lift challenge, Hummer military vehicles and a bomb disposal robot. They gave away free t-shirts and water bottles. In addition, all in attendance were treated to a performance by the United States Marine Corps. Band.
A flyover by 3 Marine helicopters had been planned but due to questionable weather that had to be cancelled.
Chief Crean was present with our members as well as members of Explorer Post 660.
Despite the clouds everyone had a great time.
Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
The driver of a tour bus, without passengers, thought he smelled something burning while traveling Eastbound on the Long Island Expressway. He pulled over to investigate and discovered that his bus was on fire. Responding units found a fully involved bus fire. Engine Companies 1, 3 and 4 responded with a total of 5 pumpers as well as a mutual aid engine from the Central Islip Fire Department. It took around 4,000 gallons of water to extinguish this fire and two of our engines had to go to a hydrant on the service road, re-fill their water tanks and return to provide more water.
On a hot, sweltering Sunday, our members were at the Suffolk County Fire Academy for live fire training at the class "A" (residential) structure. Members from all 4 companies worked this drill despite the heat. Chief Furuno was in command of the drill. Photos courtesy of Chief Crean.
In honor of Armed Forces Day we treated the Veterans at the Arbors of Hauppauge to an afternoon barbecue. Our members, along with members of Explorer Post 660, brought in the grill, food and beverages for our veterans. We served the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings and deserts. Chief Crean made a batch of pulled pork as well.
We were honored to have NYS Senator Mario Mattera stop by to meet with the veterans, two of whom served in World War 2.
We would also like to thank Donato Panico of Panico's Community Market in Smithtown and Heros 4 Our Heroes for donating the hot dogs and hamburgers.
God Bless America and God Bless our Veterans.
On May 18th at about 3:10 PM we were alerted for a vehicle fire on the Long Island Expressway Westbound between exits 57 and 56. Arriving units found a fully involved 2014 Jeep Wrangler. This was a very difficult fire to extinguish due to combustible metals and burning fuel. Extinguishment required the use of foam. There were no injuries from this event.
While Companies 1 and 4 were taking up from the vehicle fire, there was a multi vehicle accident on the adjoining North (Westbound) service road. Our members rendered medical aid until the arrival of EMS units.
Assistant Chief Crean was in charge of both events. Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
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".
OUR 2022 RESIDENTIAL FUND DRIVE CONTINUES.
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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.
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"