It is with deep regret that all of us at the Hauppauge Fire Department announce the passing of our longest serving member in the history of our Department, Honorary Chief Robert Munro.
Chief Munro joined the Hauppauge Fire Department on September 1, 1952 as a member of Engine Company 3 which, at that time, was based out of Headquarters on Rte. 111. In 1976, the Fire Department was reorganized and he was transferred to Engine Company 1 located on Terry Road. He served all ranks for Engine 1 including Company Treasurer, 2nd. Lieutenant, 1st. Lieutenant and Captain. He served as Captain 3 different times during his career and also received the Firefighter of the Year Award 3 times; 1982, 1993 and 2012.
Chief Munro was our local Historian. He would tell us the history of the Hauppauge Community as it developed from forest to large farms with farm houses all connected by dirt roads. Then watching the Hauppauge Industrial park grow to a major hub for the business community, to how the housing developments were located and constructed. He was an integral part of our department with his knowledge and history that has helped shape the Hauppauge Fire Department to what it is today.
Honorary Chief Munro was born on May 7, 1936 and was a life-long resident of Hauppauge. He served in the United States Army for 2 years. He had a long career with LILCO, the Long Island Lighting Company now known as PSEGLI. He is survived by his loving children; Son James, a current Captain of Engine Company 4 at the Hauppauge Fire Department and his Daughters Janet and Susan. His wife Linda passed earlier this year but they were married for over 50 years.
Known to all of us at the Hauppauge Fire Department as 'Uncle Bob'; his stories, history, knowledge and friendship will be deeply missed.
God Speed Brother...........Rest In Peace.
The Hauppauge Volunteer Fire Department continues to operate normally for our entire community during this COVID19 Pandemic. Even though COVID19 cases seem to be easing and we enter the late stages of re-opening please continue to practice social distancing whenever possible, wash your hands frequently and remember to wear your mask whenever you are out in public.
Please stay safe and take care of each other.
An important message regarding COVID-19 and our Community. Please click on the PDF below.
Below, please find a link to the CDC for plenty of information regarding this COVID-19 Pandemic. We ask all of our community residents to stay safe. You can be well assured, that the Hauppauge Fire Department will be here to help, no matter what this situation might be.
We are looking for young members of Hauppauge who are interested on a future as a Volunteer Firefighter to help the community in which we all live. Below, please find the PDF application that can be printed and filled out. We look forward to hearing from you.
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.
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