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Brookhaven, NY - At approximately 9:50 A.M. on September 13th, numerous calls were made to 9-1-1, reporting a house fire on the south-west corner of Merrick Road and Essex Circle in Shirley. The rear of the house was fully engulfed upon arrival of the first Brookhaven Fire Dept. unit. - See full story on Page 6

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Smithtown, NY - On September 17th, the Smithtown Fire Department was toned out for a residential structure fire at 4:29 A.M., with the location of 25 Eckernkamp Drive. Upon arrival, responding units went to work on a fully involved, two-story house fire. The three residents in the home, along with their dogs, were able to safely escape from the house as the fire gained intensity. The sound of smoke detector alarms woke up the family.

JUMP TO FILE #091916108 By 5:06 A.M., all exterior fire was knocked down, as well as most of the fire on the first level as firefighters began a push to attack the remaining interior fire on the second-floor of the home. By 5:36 A.M., the fire was fully knocked down, with units looking for any remaining hot spots as overhaul of the structure continued. All units took up and

returned to quarters at 6:18 A.M. Responding to the alarm were Smithtown Chiefs 4-2-30 (Murphy), 4-2-31 (Landrigan), 4-2-32 (Fitzpatrick) and 4-2-33 (Diecidue), Engines 4-2-2, 4-2-3, 4-2-4, 4-2-5, Rescue 4-2-9, Ladder 4-2-7, Fire Police 4-2-10 and Ambulances 4-2-61, 4-2-62, 4-265. Mutual aid was provided by Kings Park, St. James, Hauppauge and Commack Volunteer Ambulance. - JEFF BRESSLER

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North Merrick FD Celebrates 90th Anniversary with Parade North Merrick, NY - On August 27th, the North Merrick Fire Department commemorated their 90th Anniversary with a parade attended by many surrounding fire departments.

East Quoque, NY - East Quoque Fire Department's 2013 Seagrave Tower Ladder.

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Selden, NY - During the early morning hours of September 19th, Selden firefighters responded to a reported structure fire, with one possible occupant trapped inside. Selden 1st Asst. Chief Peter Reimann entered the working structure fire through the front door without the protection of a hose line and began searching through smoke and flames for the reported missing occupant. Chief Reimann was able to find the occupant and with the help of others on-scene, they were able to remove the victim as firefighters began knocking down the fire. After the brave attempt made to save the woman, she sadly succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced at the scene. The SCPD arson squad and Brookhaven Fire Marshals also responded to the scene.

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news from Long Island can be found on our Massapequa, NY - The Massapequa Fire Dept. had a wet-down ceremony on Saturday morning, September 17th, for their three new Pierce Pumpers. Engine-6311 will be housed at Eng. Co. 1 in the West-End while E-6315 will be at Eng. Co. 5 at the Park House and E-6314 will be at Eng. Co. 4 in the East-End. Many surrounding departments attended the festivities to help christen and launch the new rigs. T.J. LAMBUI/LIHOTSHOTS

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Babylon, NY - On September 11th, town of Babylon Fire Departments held a 9/11 ceremony at Cedar Beach to remember the attacks and sacrifices that were made 15-years-ago on that tragic day. Pictured are the East Farmingdale and Wyandanch Tower Ladders proudly displaying the American Flag.


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Win Six of Season Earns Flying Dutchmen the 2016 Suffolk County Total Points Championship West Sayville, NY - This past Labor Day weekend saw the Flying Dutchmen Drill Team of the West Sayville Fire Department cruise to their sixth tournament victory of the 2016 firematic competition season and add yet another title to their accomplishments this season, Suf-folk County Total Points Champions. Competing against eighteen JUMP TO FILE# other volunteer fire 092016106 departments from Nassau and Suffolk Counties at the Hagerman Fire Department’s train-ing facility on September 3rd, the Flying Dutchmen placed in five of the eight events com-peted to earn a total of twenty-two points for their day’s efforts, six ahead of the Islip Wolves and Bay Shore Redskins who tied for second place honors with sixteen points apiece. The North Lindenhurst Piston Knockers ended in fourth overall with fourteen points and the East Islip Guzzlers fifth with a point count of thirteen. West Sayville took an early lead after the second contest, B Ladder, and, from that point on, was at the top of the leader board for the balance of the day. The Flying Dutch-men fended off an initial challenge from Bay Shore midpoint in the drill when their lead was cut to just one point and, two events later, when both Islip and Bay Shore crept with-in four points. In the end, West Sayville had the tournament win wrapped up before the Buckets contest began with a seven point edge over their nearest competitor. It was the team’s 173rd tournament victory since going to its first firematic competition in Greenport in 1892. Along with the prestige of earning the 2016 Suffolk County Total Points title, the team’s seventeenth since the season points were first tallied in 1974, the Flying Dutch-men rose to the top in four of the eight individual contest total points for the year; Three Man Ladder, C Ladder, B Hose and Motor Pump. The top spots in the remaining four events were shared between North Lindenhurst (two), Central Islip and Islip. The West Sayville team earned its points with first place finishes in B Ladder (5.11 seconds) and C Ladder (9.20 seconds) and a trio of second place efforts in the Three Man Ladder (6.31 seconds), B Hose (8.16 seconds and Motor Pump (5.82 seconds) contests. The 2016 Labor Day Drill and Suffolk County Total Points Champions are coached by Frank R. Miller, Sr., Robert Marra and G. Scott Schrader; led by Captain Mi-chael Marra and Lieutenant Chad Leigh-Manuell; and, comprised of David Banks, Kristy Banks, Kevin Candido, Louis Christensen, Brian D’Onofrio, Patrick Garrett, William Hothan, Ryan Huguenin, Casey Johnson, Frank R. Miller, Jr., Robert Noonan, Richard Quenzer, Joseph Quenzer, Douglas Quenzer, Gary A. Schaum, Daniel Tenney and Ryan Tenney. - WEST SAYVILLE FD

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Flying Dutchmen team members Daniel Tenney and Joseph Quenzer concentrate on stretching out the hose line while aiming to trip a target over twenty-five feet in front of them during the Efficiency contest at the annual Labor Day Weekend Drill hosted by the Hagerman Fire Department on September 3.

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As their teammates rush to mount the ladder in the Buckets Contest at the annual Labor Day Weekend Drill hosted by the Hagerman Fire Department on September 3, West Sayville Flying Dutchmen Brian D’Onofrio and Ryan Tenney in the foreground plunge their fivegallon fabric buckets into the water trough and head off to the ladder where they will hand them off for passing up the ladder and ultimately dumping in a fifty-gallon barrel atop twenty-foot high arch.


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Levittown, NY - Levittown FD Co. #4's 1965 Maxim Rescue Pumper. This photo was taken at a fire on Hempstead Turnpike in 1966. The old yellow rings of a McDonalds can be seen in the background.

Firefighters attack the blaze on the Exposure-3 side.

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The Islip Terrace FD recently took delivery of twin Seagrave Marauder II pumpers. Both have 2000-GPM pumps with 750-gallon tanks.

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Blaze Engulfs House in Shirley Brookhaven, NY - At approximately 9:50 A.M. on September 13th, numerous calls were made to 9-1-1, reporting a house fire on the south-west corner of Merrick Road and Essex Circle in Shirley. The rear of the house was fully engulfed upon arrival of the first Brookhaven Fire Dept. unit. Assistance was called in from nu-

JUMP TO FILE #092416101 merous surrounding departments. No injuries were reported. The fire marshal's office was also on-scene and will be investigating. SCPD 7th Pct. responded as well. Most of the home was destroyed and is

considered a total loss. Mutual aid included Center Moriches, Mastic, Hagerman, Mastic Beach, North Bellport and Ridge, as well as a few others. One dog was killed in the incident but another dog fortunately survived. - THOMAS LAMBUI

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Queens Driver Killed in Rocky Point MVA Rocky Point, NY - An Astoria, Queens man was killed on September 24th after his car ran off the road and struck a tree on Rocky Point/Yaphank Road just before 8:00 A.M. The vehicle was headed northbound and had crossed over the northbound lane, striking the tree on the west side of the road. The accident occurred just south of Rocky Point High School. The Rocky Point Fire Dept. and SCPD 7th Pct. responded and the victim was pronounced on the scene. A crime scene was established and the road was closed in both directions from Whiskey Road to Route 25-A.

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Three-Car MVA in Mastic Injures Two

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Mastic, NY - A collision involving a 2016 Ford Mustang, a 2016 Chevy and a 2007 Ford (taxi) occurred at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Pershing Street just after 4:00 P.M. on September 24th. At least two people were injured and taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital by ambulance, with undisclosed injuries. The SCPD 7th Pct., Mastic F.D. and Mastic Volunteer Ambulance responded to the scene.

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Car Strikes Telephone Pole in Ridge

Ridge, NY - On September 4th, authorities were notified of an accident on Middle Country Road (Rt. 25), between East Margin Road and Montauk Trail, that occurred just before 9:00 A.M. A woman driving a Toyota Corolla, who was believed to be traveling eastbound on Rt. 25, was severely injured and transported by a Ridge F.D. ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital after she crashed into a telephone pole. SCPD's 7th Pct. and Ridge F.D. responded to the scene. PSE&G was also called to the scene to replace the broken telephone pole.

Yaphank, NY - Units responded to the intersection of Sills Road (CR-101) and the L.I.E north service Road on September 8th for an MVA. Upon arrival, crews found that the driver of a pick-up truck had escaped serious injury after colliding with an 18-wheeler. The woman driving the pick-up received only minor injuries after the Ram 3500 truck she was driving collided with the 18-wheeler at approximately 2:00 P.M. Officers from SCPD's 6th Pct., Highway Patrol and Motor Carrier Unit responded to the scene. The injured woman was transported by Yaphank F.D. ambulance to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. The SCPD Motor carrier safety unit was investigating the cause of the crash. Members of the Y.F.D., under the Command of Chief Chris Austin, took the time to clean up the debris left in the road from the woman’s pick-up truck and were nice enough to take it to their quarters for safe keeping until she, or her family members, arrived to claim it.


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Coram, NY - Coram FD's 1942 Ford fire truck.

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Axemen M/C member Billy Esposito of FDNY Rescue-2 (Ret.), collects donations at the front door.

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Car Overturns After MVA in Mastic Mastic, NY - At approximately 6:00 A.M. on September 17th, a Cadillac CTS overturned on Montauk Hwy., between Park Avenue and Van Buren Street, after colliding with a work van. The Mastic Volunteer Ambulance Co., Mastic Fire Dept. and SCPD's 7th Pct. responded to the scene. The driver of the Cadillac was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with head injuries.

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Motorcyclists who attended the event parked at Rocky Point's FD, the North Shore Beach Fire Co. firehouse.

Axemen Motorcycle Club Holds Charity Ride The Axemen motorcycle club held a fundraiser/benefit ride on September 17th in an effort to raise funds for the the sick children of firefighters. The motorcycle run kicked off in Lido Beach, located in Nassau County, at approximately 11:00 A.M., and

JUMP TO FILE #100216101 headed east on the Loop Parkway to Ocean Parkway. The few hundred bikers continued east and ended up at the Rocky Point Ale

House, located in Suffolk County, for post-ride festivities such as raffles, food, a pig roast and live music. The Axemen are a nationwide club and had members from as far as Ohio attend the event. - THOMAS LAMBUI


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Massapequa FD's ex-chiefs at a triple wet-down ceremony held on September 17th.

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M.F.D. members with plaques, commemorating their triple wetdown ceremony, held on September 17th, after receiving three new Pierce pumpers.

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Car Bursts into Flames at Traffic Light Brookhaven, NY - A driver escaped injury after her Chrysler 300 burst into flames while she was waiting at a traffic light at the intersection of the southbound William Floyd Pkwy. and Surrey Circle. The fire occurred just after 3:00 P.M. The SCPD 7th Pct. and Brookhaven Fire Dept. responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.


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