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HISTORIC MANSION BURNS TO THE GROUND IN SMITHTOWN

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Smithtown, NY - On the evening of March 26th, a devastating fire ravaged through and destroyed a historic Ebo Hill mansion on Edgewood Avenue in Smithtown.

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Driver Charged with DUI After Killing Pedestrian in Wyandanch Wyandanch, NY - The Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. and Suffolk County Police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Straight Path, between New Avenue and State Avenue, around 2:00 P.M., on April 18th. Upon arrival, police officers and EMS personnel discovered a male who had been struck by a vehicle at a high rate of speed. The victim was transported with CPR in progress to an area hospital, where he died days later. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with DUI.

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Driver Suffers Serious Injuries After Car Crashes into Gas Truck in Selden

Selden, NY - Just after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 26th, firefighters from Selden were joined by SCPD, EMS and two other departments for an MVA on Nicholls Road, in front of Suffolk Community College. Upon arrival, first responders found a car that had crashed into an OK Petroleum gas truck, which resulted in the vehicle going underneath the truck with the female driver pinned inside. Selden firefighters were able to find out that the truck still had 1500-gallons of E85 fuel in the front tanks, and that the rear diesel tank was empty. Firefighters were able to free the pinned driver using hydraulic tools. She was then rushed to a local trauma center with serious injuries.

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Fully Involved Shed in Centereach Centereach, NY - On Monday afternoon, April 9th, Centereach firefighters and one engine responded to a reported structure fire to the rear of 11 Dixie Lane. The arriving chief was advised of a fully involved wooden shed. Firefighters stretched a hand-line into the backyard and quickly knocked down the fire and surrounding brush that the flames had extended to.

Commack Firefighter Schlosser at a recent fire in Hauppauge.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY

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Selden, NY - On April 14th, Selden Fire Department Chief Bill Xikis was sworn into his final year as chief by his son, Derrick, during the department's installation dinner.

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Person Suffers Serious Injuries After Fall and Requires Medevac in Shirley SABELLA/ON SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY

Shirley, NY - On Friday, April 13th, Shirley Community Ambulance was requested to respond to an injury from a fall at around 5:07 P.M. On arrival, EMTs and other medical personnel evaluated the subject and found that they had a serious head injury. It was determined that the patient would need to be rushed to a trauma center. A helicopter was then requested from

JUMP TO FILE #041718102 the Suffolk Police Aviation Section. The closest usable landing zone was the Smith Point Marina. Firecom activated the Mastic Beach Fire Department and Chief Carlo Grover responded, along with Engine 8, Rescue 4 and Fire Police, to

secure the landing zone. Assistance was also provided by the Suffolk County Police 7th Precinct and Suffolk County Park Rangers. The patient was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital and all units were placed back into service within about 45 minutes of the initial call. - JOHN WALTHERS

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Two-Car Accident in Commack Leaves One Dead Commack, NY - The Commack Fire Department, Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Suffolk County Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Vanderbilt Motor Parkway and Shinbone Lane just before 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 17th. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a two-car accident with one victim trapped and another injured. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, where one victim later succumbed to his injuries.


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Students and Teachers Evacuated from Stony Brook College for Chemical Spill Stony Brook, NY - On April 5th, teachers and students were evacuated from the chemistry building at Stony Brook University College after a chemical spill of nitric acid and oxide was found on the floor in a classroom. The Hazmat team responded and made entry into the building to secure the spill. The small spill was contained and the incident was cleared about one hour later.

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Brentwood Firefighters Handle Brush Fire Brentwood, NY - The Brentwood Fire Department received a call for a brush fire during the morning hours of Saturday, April 14th. Upon arrival, Chief Derbyshire found a large area of brush burning to the rear of a closed piece of property on Suffolk Avenue, between Adams Avenue and Grant Avenue. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the fire without incident.

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Overturned Vehicle with Entrapment in Hauppauge Hauppauge, NY - The East Brentwood Fire Department and Suffolk County Police Department responded to the intersection of Expressway Drive North and Motor Parkway in Hauppauge around 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, April 7th, for a reported overturned vehicle with entrapment. Upon arrival, units discovered a vehicle overturned with the occupant trapped. Personnel from 3-3-7 and Suffolk County ESU quickly extricated the occupant for transport to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The roadway was closed temporarily for operations.

Morning Dump Truck Fire in Shirley

Shirley, NY - On Friday, April 6th at 9:55 A.M., the Mastic Fire Dept. was called to the scene of a reported vehicle fire on Concord Road. On arrival, Chief of Department Rudy Sunderman Jr. advised the crew of Unit-1 that he had a dump truck with a small fire. Firefighters stretched the booster line off Unit-1 and went to the engine compartment to knock down the fire. Firefighters made a quick knock down of the fire and made sure the vehicle was secured. Fire Police 80 was also on scene to close the intersection of Concord and Clyde Roads. All units were back in service within about 20 minutes.


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Dozens of Agencies Participate in Mass Casualty Exercise in Riverhead Riverhead, NY- On Saturday, April 14th, members from dozens of local EMS agencies, along with Suffolk Fire Res- JUMP TO FILE# cue, Nassau County 042718117 OEM, and police agencies from R i v e r h e a d , Southampton, Suffolk Police & Sheriffs and the NY State Police, held a mass casualty training exercise, known as "Operation Black Swan". This year’s exercise was held at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, and was an active shooter simulation. At about 8:00 A.M., a call was placed over the training channel of the radio by dispatch for a report of an active shooter in the hospital's ER. Riverhead Police responded to the building and requested assistance from additional police and rescue agencies. During the training, police escorted out dozens of persons who played victims to be treated by EMTs. Triage was set up and patients were initially treated and stabilized at the scene before being loaded into ambulances for transport to other local hospitals. A mock landing zone was also secured at the Riverhead High School in case a helicopter was needed. All patients were actually transported to the hospitals. Hospitals participating in the exercise included Southampton, Eastern Long Island, Brookhaven and Southside. The hospital budgeted $50,000 that was used toward the exercise. Every attempt was made to keep the exercise as real as possible, and the construction project taking place at the hospital helped do so. Instead of shutting down the hospital for the exercise and diverting real patients to other hospitals, the ER was kept open and a mock ER was set up in another section of the hospital. The exercise was considered a huge success. The results of the drill will be reviewed and anything that needs to be improved will be implemented.

EMTs treat patients at the scene of the MCI exercise.

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Police brief after the exercise with members of the media and participants.

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Historic Mansion Burns to the Ground in Smithtown Smithtown, NY - On the evening of March 26th, a devastating fire ravaged through and destroyed a historic Ebo Hill mansion on Edgewood Avenue in Smithtown. The building, once owned by the Smith family, was fully involved with JUMP TO FILE# flames upon first 040418106 responders' arrival. Multiple departments responded to help extinguish the blaze. The 100+ year old building had just been purchased and was going to be restored to its original state. - CHRIS SABELLA

Historic Ebo Hill mansion burns to the ground in Smithtown.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Held in Center Moriches Center Moriches, NY - In March, the Center Moriches Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Hundreds of spectators came out on a beautiful day to hear the sounds of bagpipes in the air. Local responders from the Center Moriches, East Moriches, Mastic, Shirley, Westhampton and Manorville communities participated in the parade. This year's Grand Marshal was Honorary Center Moriches Firefighter, Keith Caputo.

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Driver Slams Into Parked Vehicles and Two Stores, Injuring Multiple People in Brentwood Brentwood, NY - The Brentwood Fire Department, Brentwood Legion Ambulance and Suffolk County Police received a call for a reported car into a building at 93 Wicks Road just after 3:30 P.M. on April 19th. Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a vehicle that had struck two parked cars and two separate buildings, causing significant damage and multiple injuries. Multiple EMS agencies were requested to the scene to treat and transport more than five patients. The scene was secured by Brentwood firefighters before being turned over to the Suffolk County Police.


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Multiple Animals Die in Fire at Centereach Pet Store Centereach, NY - On April 5th, just after 10:00 A.M., firefighters from Centereach and six surrounding departments responded to battle a blaze at Magic Isle Aquarium & Pet Shop on Route 25 in Centereach. At least one dozen animals perished in JUMP TO FILE# 040618100 the blaze. During the incident, firefighters and civilians joined forces and helped save approximately 75 animals from the fire. As firefighters brought the animals outside, civilians took them to a warm building next door for shelter. Firefighters made a quick and aggressive interior attack, limiting damage to the strip mall that housed the pet shop. - CHRIS SABELLA

Firefighters save dozens of animals from fire in Centereach pet shop on April 5th.

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Small Basement Fire Quickly Extinguished in Hauppauge Hauppauge, NY - The Hauppauge Fire Department handled a fire in the basement of an apartment complex on Veterans Highway, near New Highway, during the late afternoon hours of April 19th. Mutual aid was provided by the Central Islip, Commack and Smithtown Fire Departments. There were no reported injuries.

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Afternoon Car Fire in Brentwood Brentwood, NY - The Brentwood Fire Department handled a vehicle fire on Express Drive South, between Wicks Road and Washington Avenue, during the afternoon hours of April 18th.

Only one person was injured in a six-car pileup on April 19th in North Patchogue.

One Injured in Six-Car Pileup in North Patchogue North Patchogue, NY - A 1997 GMC Suburban hit the back of a 2018 Nissan Rogue just after 10:00 P.M. on April 19th, setting off a chain reaction that would involve four other vehicles. According to police, the Rogue struck a 2017 Nissan sedan after being hit, which struck a 2015 Acura sedan, sending it into a 2013 Hyundai sedan, which then struck a

JUMP TO FILE #042018111 2014 Hyundai SUV. The accident occurred on Sunrise Highway, heading eastbound. The only injury sustained was to the driver of the Rogue, a 52year-old East Patchogue man who was taken to Long Island Medical

Center in East Patchogue. His injuries were considered non-lifethreatening. In addition, the GMC pickup truck crash sparked an engine fire that was extinguished quickly by North Patchogue firefighters. - CHRIS SABELLA

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Driver Loses Control of SUV in Holtsville Holtsville, NY - A young female driver lost control of her SUV on a turn getting off the L.I.E. Service Road at Nicholls Road on April 1st. The SUV went up the guardrail where it came to rest on top. The driver was shaken up, but appeared not to be hurt. Firefighters secured the car and a gas leak, and took up 15 minutes later.

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Extrication Needed to Free Driver After Truck T-Bones Car in Coram

Coram, NY - On Thursday night, April 20th, Coram firefighters responded to a reported accident with entrapment on County Road 83, just north of Old Town Road, in Coram. Upon arrival, crews found a female trapped in one vehicle, which had been t-boned by a truck. Firefighters used hydraulic tools to cut the B post and remove the driver's side door of the car in order to free the trapped victim. The Selden Fire Dept. responded to the scene with two ambulances and transported multiple patients.


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Bodies of FDNY Fallen Heroes Return Home to Long Island Westhampton, NY - FDNY Lt. and Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso, along with FDNY Fire Marshal and Major Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis, were both killed on March 15th while serving their country after the military helicopter they were in JUMP TO FILE# crashed in Iraq. Both members 040418105 of the 106th Rescue Wing were returned home to Long Island via a military transport. Fire departments from all over Suffolk County lined the roadways and overpasses for their journey home, with honor guards and large American flags displayed in their honor. - CHRIS SABELLA

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