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MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS ASSIST CORAM FD AT DAYTIME BLAZE

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Coram, NY - Multiple departments responded to a morning blaze at a two-story dwelling in Coram on November 10th. First responding units arrived to a garage fully engulfed in flames. As units were stretching hand lines, the quick moving fire extended to the living space of the two-story home.

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2017 Lt. Joseph DiBernardo Foundation Seminar Held on Long Island Yaphank, NY - The Joseph DiBernardo Memorial Foundation provides life saving training and systems to fire departments across the United States. Each year the foundation holds a seminar to help promote this training. This year's seminar was held during the JUMP TO FILE# weekend of No- 110617123 vember 3rd and 4th on Long Island. The first day of the seminar was held at the Suffolk County Fire Service Academy in Yaphank. This day was to be dedicated to hands-on training. The day began at 8:00 A.M. with an opening ceremony and a special dedication. The Joey Foundation had donated a new Flashover simulator to the Suffolk County Fire and Safety Academy. The simulator, which cost $30,000, will replace an older simulator that has been in service since 2008 and outlived its lifespan. After the dedication, students went to their assigned training sessions. These sessions included things like the fire safety maze at the Academy and the use of a Flashover simulator. There were also classes on Advanced Vehicle Extrication. This class involved a

car being pinned completely under a bus. In this exercise, the firefighters had to work with many tools to get the bus raised enough so that they could be able to remove the occupants that would possibly be trapped. For this scenario, mannequins were used for safety reasons. Other excerises included live fire simulations where crews had to work to extinguish fires in residential and commercial structures that the Academy uses during regular trainings for Suffolk County Departments. Firefighters also had to search for any potential victims in the buildings. After each evolution, instructors would recap what went on during the exercise and give tips/feedback to the men and women who participated. On November 4th, the seminar continued with classroom training which was held at the E.C Murphy School in Stony Brook. This day included many guest speakers teaching on various topics, including some about how to avoid firefighter injuries and deaths while working on scenes. The training was a big success, with firefighters from multiple states attending both days.

Joseph DiBernado Foundation staff and volunteers attend the dedication of the new Flashover simulator to the Suffolk County Fire Academy. JOHN WALTHERS / SUFFOLK FIRE PHOTOS

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Advanced Vehicle Extrication training.

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Support staff and instructors arrive to set up for the Live Fire training.

RIT Team Training.

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Live Fire Training in the Class A "residential" building at Suffolk Fire Academy.


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Elmont, NY - On Sunday, November 5th, the Elmont Volunteer FD conducted a Recruitment Open House at the Elmont Fire District training facility on School Road in Elmont. The community was invited to observe firefighters as they participated in various firefighting and rescue drills. Approxi-

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Dix Hills Pin Job Sends Five People to Area Hospitals

Dix Hills, NY - The Dix Hills Fire Department and Suffolk County Police responded to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of Commack Road and Pine Hill Lane in Dix Hills. The call took place around 4:01 P.M. on Friday, November 24th. Minutes prior, the Suffolk County Police Department 1st Precinct units were following a vehicle headed northbound towards the 2nd Precinct at a high rate of speed on Commack Road. Upon arrival, units discovered two cars on opposite ends of the road with the backseat passenger of one vehicle still trapped. Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to extricate the driver who became unconscious. A total of five people were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Heavy Rescue and EMS members demonstrate a vehicle extrication.


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Driver Strikes Pole and Takes Down Wires in Thanksgiving Day Crash Brookhaven, NY - On Thanksgiving day around 12:00 P.M., the Brookhaven Fire Department was activated to respond to an MVA on Montauk Highway, near Old South Country Road. 1st Assistant Chief Peter DiPinto Jr. arrived on scene and confirmed that there was a single JUMP TO FILE# car MVA versus 112317107 Pole with wires hanging down. Chief DiPinto advised incoming units that they needed to secure the vehicle and clean up fluids. On arrival, the rescue crew went to work doing just that. Additionally they also had smoke coming from a tree near the scene which DiPinto tasked a member of the crew with wetting down to extinguish any possible fire that may have been in the brush. The driver was evaluated by a crew from South Country Ambulance for unknown injuries. Firefighters took up from the scene a short time later, however the road remained closed until PSEG was able to come to the scene and address the damaged pole and downed wire. - JOHN WALTHERS

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On Thanksgiving day, Brookhaven firefighters operated at the scene of a crash involving a vehicle hitting a pole on Montauk Hwy.

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Elmont FD Responds to Early Morning House Fire Elmont, NY - On November 2nd at approximately 2:15 A.M., Nassau County FireCom alerted the Elmont Fire Department for a roof fire at a home on Goshen Street. Assistant Chief Robert Schriefer was first to arrive and transmitted a Signal 10. Engine 3 and Truck 1 were the first firefighting units to arrive. Truck 1 conducted a primary search and determined that all residents were out of the two-story dwelling. Fire was located in the attic in the vicinity of the second-floor bathroom. Under the command of Chief Ronald Conti, EFD units quickly knocked down the fire. Nassau County Fire Marshals were requested to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Driver Backs Into Bay Shore Office Building

Bay Shore, NY - A driver walked away with no injuries after backing into the front of an office building, located at 280 E Main Street in Bay Shore, on Wednesday afternoon, November 22nd around 1:30 P.M. The Islip Town Fire Marshals and Town Building Inspectors were requested to assess the significant damage sustained to the building.


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SUV Crashes into Balcony in Central Islip

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Central Islip, NY - At approximately 1:15 P.M. on November 19th, an SUV jumped the curb of an apartment complex located at 183 Hawthorne Avenue. The SUV then crashed into a post holding up the second-floor balcony. No one was injured and the driver declined medical treatment.

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Five Injured After Car Hits Tree in Farmingville

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FF Austin Higley of Miller Place FD stretches some hose during a recent training session.

Farmingville, NY - Just five minutes into the new day on November 5th, a car carrying a bunch of kids left the roadway on southbound Blue Point Road at Pinedale Drive. The vehicle drove onto the lawn of a corner home, slamming head-on into a tree, snapping the tree into two pieces. Farmingville, under the direction of Chief Smith, secured five people for transport. Mutuial aid from three departments arrived to help transport. All units took up after about one hour.


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Car Versus Tree in Coram

Coram, NY - Just before midnight on Wednesday night, November 8th, a car traveling southbound on Route 112 left the roadway and slammed into a Willow tree head-on, on the corner of Old Town Road. The force sent tree branches everywhere, including through the windshield. The driver was transported by Coram Ambulance while Coram firefighters secured the car. Units took up about 30 minutes later.

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Motorcyclist Injured After Being Forced to Dump Harley

Selden, NY - A motorcyclist was injured on November 17th after dumping his bike in an effort to avoid a collision. As the motorcyclist was making a right-hand turn, a car in the outside lane changed into the lane he was going into, forcing him to swerve and dump the bike. Fire and ambulance personnel from Selden FD responded, secured the bike and transported the motorcyclist to a local trauma center.

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Firefighters and Rescue Personnel Respond to Serious Accident Greenlawn, NY - Around 10:00 A.M. on November 6th, the Greenlawn Fire Department and Suffolk County Police responded to the intersection of Cuba Hill Road and Manor Road for a motor vehicle accident with reported entrapment. Upon arrival, personnel dis-

JUMP TO FILE #110617121 covered a two-car collision with one person still trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to quickly extricate the occupant. The occupant

was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps assisted with the operation. The roadway remained closed for further investigation. - EVAN ROLLA


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Firefighters from Prince Georges County, MD take some time out from training in Yaphank, NY to take a photo together.

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Multiple Departments Assist Coram FD at Daytime Blaze JOHN WALTHERS / SUFFOLK FIRE PHOTOS

Some buddies from Rhode Island who attended the Joseph DiBernardo Foundation Seminar held in Yaphank, NY.

Coram, NY - Multiple departments responded to a morning blaze at a two-story dwelling in Coram on November 10th. First responding units arrived to a garage fully engulfed in flames. As units were stretching hand lines, the quick moving fire extended to the living space of the two-story home. Firefighters made a quick advance, stopping the fire in its tracks and saving most of the living area. No one was injured and all units returned to their respective quarters about one hour later.


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Vehicle News

Smoke pours out of a house on arrival of firefighters.

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The East Farmingdale Vol. Fire Company recently took delivery of a 2017 Pierce Rescue Pumper designated as 1-5-3. The unit features a Hale AP50 PTO Pump, 500-gallon water tank and an Onan 15kw generator.

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Mastic FD RIT Team arrives on scene.

Early Morning Fire Damages Vacant House Shirley, NY - On Saturday, December 2nd just before 4:00 A.M., the Brookhaven Fire Department was activated for a report of a structure fire in the vicinity of Olive Lane and Laurel Lane. Chief Giuseppe Loiacono was first to arrive on the scene. Upon his arrival, the Chief advised that he had heavy smoke showing from a vacant house. Assistant Chief Peter DiPinto Jr. advised county to reactivate the alarm as a working fire. Mutual Aid was requested from the Mastic and Bellport Fire

JUMP TO FILE #120317100 Departments. The fire was quickly located and knocked down. Once knocked down, members overhauled. No one was in the home at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. The scene was later turned over to the Fire Marshal's Office for investigation. - JOHN WALTHERS


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Morning Pin Job in Shirley Injures Four and Delays Rush Hour Traffic Shirley NY- On Thursday, November 16th at around 7:30 A.M., the Mastic Fire Department was activated for an MVA with one person confirmed pinned in the vehicle. Unit 5-12-10 responded to the scene. The fire crew worked with members of the Suffolk County Po- JUMP TO FILE# lice using Hurst tools 111717100 to extricate the occupant of the vehicle. Members of Shirley and Mastic Ambulance companies evaluated the injured. A total of four people were transported by ambulances to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic was severely backed up in the area due to lane closures during the rush hour incident. All units were released within about 30 minutes, with the exception of the ambulances that transported to the hospital. - JOHN WALTHERS

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