Islip Town Firefighters Museum

Islip Town Firefighters Museum The Islip Town Fire & EMS Museum and Education Center was dedicated in June 2017 as a showcase to highlight the rich history of the Fire & EMS agencies that have served the communities within the Town of Islip.
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06/03/2020

We are grateful for all the love and support our followers have shown us. Not only during the covid pandemic but throughout the years. We started this page 3/17/2014. Which was about 18 months prior to breaking ground for the museum. Later this month, June 24, 2017 we held our grand opening. When we created this page we were hoping we would get 50 followers. We reached 50, we surpassed 100 within the first year. Never in our wildest dreams did we ever think we would have 1,000 followers. We currently have 1,999 followers. This is all because of you!!! We would love to reach 2,000 followers before the 3 year anniversary of our grand opening. Please share with your friends, family, and anyone you think would enjoy the history of the local fire and EMS services. We have been working behind the scenes and when the state allows us to reopen we plan on having a few new displays, some of which you have seen pictures of, and a few more still be finalized.

Another fabulous display added to the Museum. Done by two museum staffers. Bill and Laura Johnson.
05/30/2020

Another fabulous display added to the Museum. Done by two museum staffers. Bill and Laura Johnson.

Once again, our Family in the Islip Town Fire and EMS Museum is in Mourning. We are sending our prayers and thoughts to ...
05/27/2020

Once again, our Family in the Islip Town Fire and EMS Museum is in Mourning. We are sending our prayers and thoughts to the Members of Islip Terrace Fire Department. Ex-Captain and Current Commissioner Anthony Maieli answered his last Alarm.

It is with Deep Regret the Chiefs Office of the Islip Terrace Fire Department announces that Ex-Captain and Current Commissioner Anthony Maieli has answered his last alarm. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Maieli family during this extremely difficult time.

05/26/2020
Islip Terrace Fire Department 100th Anniversary

Islip Terrace Fire Department 100th Anniversary

The Islip Terrace Fire Department asked us to film and edit a full video to commemorate the IFTD 100 Years of service to the community. Created by, Zach Feld...

A brief history of the Sayville Memorial Day parade, going back over 125 years. Penned by one of our museum trustees who...
05/25/2020

A brief history of the Sayville Memorial Day parade, going back over 125 years. Penned by one of our museum trustees who has since passed on

History of The Sayville Fire Department Memorial Day Parade 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲

Charles "Charlie O" Oelkers joined the Sayville Fire Department on December 26th, 1946. He served as Chief of Department from 1965 to 1967. He remained a member until the time of his passing in 2008. Charlie was also a Historian, not just for our dept, but for all of Sayville.

In 2007, Charlie penned this Letter to the Editor of Suffolk County News detailing the history of our Memorial Day Parade, which dates back to 1867. A long, proud history of honoring those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.

*Thanks to his daughter, Lauren Oelkers Brubaker, for providing us with this letter penned by her dad.
"Charlie O" is dearly missed by all.

Well folks, today is the begining of Memorial Day Weekend. Please remember the lives of the people who defended our coun...
05/23/2020

Well folks, today is the begining of Memorial Day Weekend. Please remember the lives of the people who defended our country. These MEN and WOMEN are Friends,Family, Loved Ones of our Brothers and Sisters; some of them even were part of our collected family as First Responders. So please, if you are able to do so, take a minute to say Thank You to their spirits and to their families.

To all the EMS providers, we thank you for your dedication, compassion, understanding and strength when times get tough.
05/18/2020

To all the EMS providers, we thank you for your dedication, compassion, understanding and strength when times get tough.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce yesterday May 14,2020 Dian Domagala, wife of Museum Trustee and Life ...
05/15/2020

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce yesterday May 14,2020 Dian Domagala, wife of Museum Trustee and Life Member of Bayshore Fire Department Paul Domagala has passed away. We all ask for everyone’s prayers at this trying time for our active Museum member during these trying times.

05/11/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen and Brothers and Sisters: CIFD will be holding a food drive on Sunday May 17th from 11-2pm to benefit St. John of god Outreach Center. All canned, non-perishable & monetary donations will be collected. Tell all your friends and family please Any questions please contact CIFD at(631) 778-6420. Please if you can donate to help the less fortunate be able to eat during these trying times since over 90% of the jobs are not essential and are closed for now.

Unfortunately, Islip Town lost another Brother. We would like to send our condolences to West Sayville FD and the family...
05/11/2020

Unfortunately, Islip Town lost another Brother. We would like to send our condolences to West Sayville FD and the family of their fallen brother William Lang.

It is with deep regret that the West Sayville Fire Department announces that 42 year member and Ex-Treasurer William Lang has answered his last alarm. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family in these tough times. Bill was very good at avoiding the camera so this is one of the few pictures that we have of him.

Well folks, after this whole thing ends and we are able to leave our houses to return to a somewhat normal life, why don...
05/04/2020

Well folks, after this whole thing ends and we are able to leave our houses to return to a somewhat normal life, why don’t you think about taking the family or yourself on a vacation. Well for only $5 a raffle, there is the possibility of winning a $1,000 travel voucher through Royal Holiday Travel in Sayville. It is valid from July 1,2020 till July 1,2021.

Bay shore bright waters ambulance delivers a baby. Job well done to the crew
05/02/2020

Bay shore bright waters ambulance delivers a baby. Job well done to the crew

With so much sadness around us, we can’t help but to celebrate our Thursday evening crew for assisting in the delivery of a healthy baby boy born at 10:12pm. Mom and baby are doing well. Great work and Congratulations to everyone involved! 🎉

05/01/2020

Just as a heads up, today at 2020 hrs, all Fire Deparments will be blowing their sirens as a tribute to the Graduating class of 2020 since now that schools are officially closed for the remainder of the fiscal school year so please do not worry about the sirens going off today.

During these trying times, all our families have been dealing with downfalls and tragedies. Well unfortunately for us at...
05/01/2020

During these trying times, all our families have been dealing with downfalls and tragedies. Well unfortunately for us at the museum, we were not left out of it as for our family was hit with a loss today. Our President Emeritus Nick Campson lost his beloved wife, Ann. Ann is survived by her husband Nick and their Children and Grandchildren. During these times, we ask u keep them in your prayers as we will do the same for Nick and our Fallen Brothers and Sisters as well.

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano
05/01/2020

Assemblyman Joe DeStefano

Our firefighters and EMS workers continue to work the front lines every single day, putting their lives at risk. While they continue to respond to our calls of need, their revenue is draining. The last thing they should have to worry about during these difficult times is finances. Our firefighters and EMS workers protect us, it’s time we do our jobs and protect them.

For those stuck at home, and love jigsaw puzzles, here is an interactive puzzle from Baltimore court tourism
05/01/2020

For those stuck at home, and love jigsaw puzzles, here is an interactive puzzle from Baltimore court tourism

Your next online jigsaw puzzle – from the collection at the Fire Museum of Maryland – a 1922 Ahrens Fox – have fun! Use the photo as your guide.
https://jigex.com/6WNi

04/23/2020
East Brentwood Fire Department

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In addition to being the Chief of this great Department I am also a healthcare worker at St. Catherine’s hospital in Smithtown Ny. I am asking anyone that this post reaches if you have extra phone chargers this is a great necessity that is not reaching the community. Many of the patients in the hospital are unable to speak to their loved ones simply because they ran out of “juice”. Many of our staff are trying to charge their phones safely, but it becomes difficult because we still have to work. If you have a spare charger I will happily collect them at my headquarters and deliver them to my hospital. One charger can change a person’s life. I hope you are all well and stay well.

Please consider making a donation to  The FASNY Firemen's Home. The activities department has put together a list of ite...
04/23/2020

Please consider making a donation to The FASNY Firemen's Home. The activities department has put together a list of items that would brighten the members' days.

Find out how you can help the Home: https://firemenshome.com/member-needs/

#FASNY #giveback

Updated Warren Horst’s cabinet to a antique wooden cabinet. Refurbished by Laura Johnson, member of the Museum. Other pr...
04/18/2020

Updated Warren Horst’s cabinet to a antique wooden cabinet. Refurbished by Laura Johnson, member of the Museum. Other projects are on the way.

Brentwood library uses 3D printer to make face shields for Brentwood Legion Ambulnace. We know the members appreciate it
04/10/2020

Brentwood library uses 3D printer to make face shields for Brentwood Legion Ambulnace. We know the members appreciate it

Wow - we don’t even know how to say thank you enough for this! THANK YOU to the Brentwood Public Library for using their 3D printer to create face-shields for our crews!!!! We cannot thank you enough for these much-needed PPE supplies!!

Strong work by the East Brentwood FD brothers working to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their response area. Stay Safe A...
04/10/2020

Strong work by the East Brentwood FD brothers working to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their response area. Stay Safe All....

Today Members started going out to local businesses in the Brentwood and Central Islip areas to team up with them to spread the word telling customers to PLEASE wear a mask when entering. These areas are seeing the highest numbers of Covid positive cases and wearing these masks can and will help reduce the spread of this disease to others and yourself.
Members will be going out later this evening to post more flyers in these areas.

Also, as a reminder

If you’re able to STAY HOME

Wear a Mask when entering stores

Allow at least 6ft from one another

No large gatherings

Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds each time

If you wear disposable gloves and disposable masks Throw them in the garbage. DO NOT litter the stores or parking lots with these germs.

If you wear disposable gloves be mindful of cross contamination. Once you touch something dirty or sneeze/cough into your hand you should immediately remove gloves and put on a new pair. Those who wear the same pair of gloves and touching everything with them are just further spreading germs.

#FlattenTheCurve #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors

04/10/2020
Mysteries at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting: 1731 Newsham Engine

FASNY museum of firefighting has a hand pulled fire pump with ties to George Washington. Awesome back story and history

This Museum is the home of heroes and the repository of over 20,000 artifacts, including 90 pieces of fire apparatus. Each of these amazing artifacts has a t...

From our friends from Bayport FD:
04/09/2020

From our friends from Bayport FD:

It's always interesting to see what other unique one-of-a-kind rare artifacts other fire museums have in their collectio...
04/07/2020

It's always interesting to see what other unique one-of-a-kind rare artifacts other fire museums have in their collections. This pure silver presentation helmet is absolutely outstanding!

Todays photo of the post brings you an exceptional one of a kind piece of art. This silver full size firemans hat made by Polacks Jewelry in York, Pa was presented to the Liberty Fire Co of Reading on March 2, 1910 by the Union Fire Co of York. Liberty Fire Co in the months before presented the Union Fire Co a exquisite Silver punch bowl set. This fire hat was in return for the hospitality the Liberty fireman had shown the Union fireman on a previous trip to Reading. In our research this is the only known example of a full size fire helmet ever made by that jeweler, and no other know example exists in other museums or private collections. This is truly a extremely rare piece of art.

At 7:00 pm on 4/5/20 most fire departments in Suffolk County will sound their sirens in support of ALL healthcare worker...
04/05/2020

At 7:00 pm on 4/5/20 most fire departments in Suffolk County will sound their sirens in support of ALL healthcare workers working in ambulances, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Do Not be alarmed. Several villages also encouraging people to stand on their front porch, and clap loudly as community support.

On behalf of the entire museum board and staff, we commend our healthcare workers who are working with patients who are sick and dying.

LODD ANNOUNCEMENT from West Islip FD, after an injury on scene in 2018 John “Jack” Bradley succumbed to his injury. Rest...
04/04/2020

LODD ANNOUNCEMENT from West Islip FD, after an injury on scene in 2018 John “Jack” Bradley succumbed to his injury. Rest In Peace Captain. We have it from here

**LODD ANNOUNCEMENT**

Rest In Peace to a great man, Jack’s laugh and positive attitude could light up a room no matter what. We’re truly going to miss you brother. God speed, we’ll take it from here.

"The Show Must Go On"...In this unique situation we all find ourselves in, the business of running emergency services ag...
04/04/2020

"The Show Must Go On"...

In this unique situation we all find ourselves in, the business of running emergency services agencies continues. In a responsible effort to exercise social distancing, departments are finding innovative ways to deal with our "new normal" during this unprecedented time.

Rest assured that despite the dangers presented, the emergency service professionals in your community (volunteer & career) will be there in your time of need.

Stay Home, Stay Safe and please save 911 for real emergencies.

For the first time in almost 130 years the West Sayville Fire Department held its monthly department meeting via Zoom! We had over 85 members of all ages actually figure out to sign in. That in itself is a major accomplishment. Department business must go on even during these times and we did it the safest way possible. Only problem is no meal afterwords. 😢

04/03/2020
East Brentwood Fire Department

Strong work by the members of the East Brentwood FD in making Charlotte's 7th Birthday a little brighter! 👑🎊🎊🎉🎉🎁🎂🚗🚒🚒🚒🚑

In the last 2 weeks it seems every call we get is almost devastating. Today’s call although devastating in a different way was a good one. We where able to brighten this young girls day with a mini parade on her 7th birthday. Dressed in her princess dress with a surgical mask you could still feel the smile on her face. Happy Birthday Charlotte!!!

Strong work by the West Sayville FD taking an active role in their communities (West Sayville & Oakdale) as a procession...
03/30/2020

Strong work by the West Sayville FD taking an active role in their communities (West Sayville & Oakdale) as a procession of Bosti Elementary School teachers made a convoy through the community led by Asst. Chief Brian D'Onofrio to spread some cheer among their students currently home schooling during this current situation! 😎

Today, Assistant Chief Brian D'Onofrio led the Bosti teachers through town to give their students a much needed break from their home schooling. If you have more pictures please share them here.

Ok all golfers, this could be the perfect getaway from the quarantine if it is extended into May. You know it must be a ...
03/28/2020

Ok all golfers, this could be the perfect getaway from the quarantine if it is extended into May. You know it must be a good time when they are on their silver anniversary. So if you are looking for a good time golfing, sign up today to get your spot, they do go fast.

Looking to go on a vacation when this “Quarantine” is over but you are one of almost all that are going to be either wor...
03/28/2020

Looking to go on a vacation when this “Quarantine” is over but you are one of almost all that are going to be either working from home AND home Schooling your kids? Well for $5, we have a opportunity for ONE lucky person to get a Travel Voucher from Royal Holiday Travel from Sayville worth $1,000.00 to put towards ANY vacation you want. To Paraphrase the old NYS Lotto: All you need is $5 and a dream. Contact any Museum Representative or call the museum at (631-778-6621) and leave a message with your name, number of tickets you want and a phone number to reach you at so we can work out a way to get you your tickets.

Did You Know....The museum has over 100 copies of WNYF (with New York Firefighters) Magazine spanning multiple decades i...
03/28/2020

Did You Know....

The museum has over 100 copies of WNYF (with New York Firefighters) Magazine spanning multiple decades in our collection. WYNF is the official publication of the FDNY featuring training articles, profiles of specialty units and historic incidents as well as human interest stories pertaining to the fire service.

Looking for an article or a Medal Day feature from a family member/friend/brother FF that used to be "On The Job"? Contact us and our historian can arrange to schedule a private appointment for you to review the materials at the museum.

Happy 18th Birthday & "Probieversary" to West Sayville FD Probationary Firefighter Sean Bayne! 😎 Sean has been very help...
03/27/2020

Happy 18th Birthday & "Probieversary" to West Sayville FD Probationary Firefighter Sean Bayne! 😎

Sean has been very helpful over the past year assisting our historian with several projects including our new "Helmets of the World" display. We appreciate his continued support of the museum!

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This Saturday is our upcoming fundraiser! Any and all support is greatly appreciated!!!!
BOHEMIA FIRE DEPT. BLOOD DRIVE ---When; FRIDAY 1/31/20 ----WHERE; Bohemia Firehouse, 950 Pearl St.. Bohemia ----TIME; 3-9 PM Refreshments(Hot and cold heros)provided to donors ALSO ALL DONORS ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO CANCUN. PLEASE GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE
What is the Fire Protection Department?
It's getting down to the wire, with only a few days left. On October 19th, the East Islip Fire Department Engine Company #1 will be hosting the renowned Psychic Medium Robert E. Hansen. Tickets to this event are $35 per person. It is recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of time as ticket availability is starting to run low for the show. If interested please call Brett at 516-848-2238 or Pete at 631-988-4870 or Matt at 631-241-8867.
This is Central Islip 🚒🚑🔥 Fire Department ( 1953 ) American LaFrance 700 series Quad that I photographed back on June 12, 2016. This fire apparatus once belonged to the Pilgrim State Hospital 🚒 Fire Department in Central Islip
The Bohemia Fire Department is having two fundraisers for our antique fire truck, 3-12-6a, a 1974 Mack Cf600. One is a community yard sale that will benefit the truck and a palm tree fundraiser that the truck will get a commission on the sales. All proceeds will go to the much needed repairs that the truck requires now and for future restoration. The Mack is not only a old fire truck but it is a part of Bohemia town history. If you can’t make the yard sale or palm tree fundraiser any donation large and small will be greatly appreciated. In the preservation of not only town history but the fire department as well. Any and all shares of these flyers will greatly help.
A Good Friend of mine, Lt. James O’Donnell FDNY has written a new book titled “ Sons Of Valor Parents Of Faith” In his book Lt. O’Donnell looks at the lives of Ten First Responders, Nine Of which were Members of the New York City Fire Department and One a Member Of the New York City Police Department whose lives were Tragically cut short due to the Terrorist Attack on September 11 , 2001 at the World Trade Center and how their Families have had to cope with the loss of a Loved One on 9-11 available @ Amazon and Barnes and Noble Please Everyone Like and Share this Page Lt O’Donnell is donating Any and All proceeds from the Sale of this Book to Various 9-11 Charities
Please nominate a deserving fire fighter to be honored on Thursday, July 19th...
Please share :) Event registration: https://blacpr.eventbrite.com/
Thank you for all your information at the museum today. We had a great time.