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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.
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.
On May 7th the Board of Fire Commissioners conducted their Annual Inspection of the Department, followed by our 91st Annual Installation Dinner. At the dinner our chiefs, staff officers and company officers were all sworn in. We also celebrated a number of our members for their years of service, most notably, Ex-Captain Jack Gallagher for his 50 years of service. We also honored 20 other members for service time ranging from 5 years to 45 years.
We thank Congressman Lee Zeldin and Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the event and honor our members.
Four members of our Department, Assistant Chief Chris Crean, Ex-Captain Greg Gottlieb, Ex-Captain Joe Saladino and Ex-Captain Tom LaFemina, received the Firefighter of the Year Award. The award read as follows:
IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION FOR YOUR VALIANT ACTIONS AT THE SCENE OF A SERIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON OCT. 3, 2021 AT EXPRESS DR. S. AND HOFFMAN LA.
YOU WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN SUCCESSFULLY HELPING TO REMOVE A TRAPPED FEMALE OCCUPANT, THEREBY SAVING HER LIFE.
In addition, two members of the Central Islip Fire Department, FF Kenneth Degen and FF Eric Leonard were honored with Life Saving Awards for their valuable assistance at the scene of the above October 3, 2021 motor vehicle accident.
There was a surprise award presented on behalf of the members of the Hauppauge Fire Department to Commissioner and Chairman of the Board Scott Munro on the occasion of his having served 25 years on the Board of Fire Commissioners.
At our May 7th Installation Dinner, in addition to swearing in officers and giving service and Firefighter of the Year awards, we will be honoring Ex-Captain Jack Gallagher of Engine Company 4 on the occasion of his 50 years of service with the Hauppauge Fire Department. Congratulations Jack.
Sunday was a busy day. Besides a department drill with Suffolk PD Aviation Unit at Nesconset's Headquarters, at 9:01 AM Engine 1 responded to a mutual aid request on Edwards Court in Nesconset for a working house fire.
At 9:55 AM we were called for another mutual aid. We provided an engine and Ladder 3-8-7 to Baeck Street in Ronkonkoma for another working structure fire.
During the course of the day there were another two automatic alarms and a motor vehicle accident for a total of 5 alarms on Sunday.
We also provided an arch detail on Sunday afternoon with Quint 3-8-5 and Ladder 3-8-7 at Hauppauge High School. The occasion was "Workout For a Cause" hosted by the Suffolk County Police Recruit Class 21-182. Proceeds from that event were donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Photos of the various events by Chief Mendola, Chief Crean and Fire Marshal Gottlieb.
With the warmer weather upon us our intrepid softball team has begun their season. It's nice to be getting back to normal.
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".
The Smithtown Fire Chiefs Council held their Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on April 21 at the Watermill in Smithtown. Members of the Hauppauge Fire Department and Members of the Central Islip Fire Department received awards 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 Life Saving Award at last nights ceremony were Ex-Captain Joseph Saladino of Engine Co 4 and Ex-Captain Thomas LaFemina of Engine Co 3.
Receiving a Silver Medal were Assistant Chief Christopher Crean, Ex-Captain Greg Gottlieb, Central Islip Firefighter Eric Leonard and Central Islip Firefighter Kenneth Degen.
Congratulations to all.
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