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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It is with deep regret Bayport FD announces the passing of 49 year member Jake Beebe
02/05/2021

It is with deep regret Bayport FD announces the passing of 49 year member Jake Beebe

It is with the deepest regret we announce that 49- year member Ex-Captain and Ex-Commissioner, Jake Beebe has answered his last alarm. More details to follow.

This webinar here is a MUST do for ANY up and coming officer. If you are the person that WANTS to be your next company o...
02/04/2021

This webinar here is a MUST do for ANY up and coming officer. If you are the person that WANTS to be your next company officer, we recommend that you take this course. It teaches you, the Fire Fighter that wants to become a officer to think like one NOW instead of after. Remember, as the OIC of the incoming apparatus, you have to think of the safety of EVERYONE.

We will host a virtual seminar on February 27 from 10:00am- 12:00 pm, “Command and Control- The Incident Commanders Role” The speaker is Tom Richardson a volunteer and Chief of Operations for FDNY. I have attached the flyer which outlines the course and the bio for the Tom. You can click on the link to register for the class or fill out the fax form and email or fax back to the number or email on the form.

The Museum relies heavily on fundraising events to help keep the museum open and we have been hit hard the past year with COVID-19 since the majority of our in-person fundraisers have been canceled. Your department and your support would be greatly appreciated in helping the Islip Town Fire/EMS Museum.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or my cell 631-539-1122.

To Register, please click link,

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl9AfmN6JkZmDLG9durxahJCZ9OO_pSJzr8DPBhN1W3pKEsQ/viewform

or if you want, print out the registration page and Fax to the number on the page.

It’s finally been cold enough for ice to form on standing water and Islip FD took advantage of it and did some Ice Rescu...
02/04/2021

It’s finally been cold enough for ice to form on standing water and Islip FD took advantage of it and did some Ice Rescue drills.

This evening the Islip Fire Department trained on ice rescue techniques. The departments Tactical Rescue Team specializes in many aspects of technical and specialty rescues including water and ice rescue. With the recent incidents of ice rescues within Suffolk County the department felt it prudent to sharpen the skills of our members.

This was just 1 of countless High Water Rescues all along the South Shore at High Tide.
02/03/2021

This was just 1 of countless High Water Rescues all along the South Shore at High Tide.

Photos from yesterday’s water rescue in the Village of Brightwaters. Members of the Bay Shore Fire Department Dive/Ice Rescue Team using High Water Rescue 3-1-13 effected a rescue of two occupants and a pet. The victims were evaluated by the EMS crew from Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc.

02/02/2021
Train Your Probie

When you come across motorized gates and they need to be opened to access the inside yard try this

Great technique we have used in the past and always worth a try.

This technique works "sometimes". Similarly you can also do a hooks with an outrigger pad, or something similar. If you've got to cut the chain to get in, remember - cut the short one, not the long one. If you can gain access to the motor box, sometimes it's as easy as lifting/opening the box cover and you can access the buttons to just open it.

Awesome stuff. RP:@nmartin33.

Just a friendly reminder to remind all that with the upcoming snow forecasted, remember to dig out the Fire Hydrnt.
01/31/2021

Just a friendly reminder to remind all that with the upcoming snow forecasted, remember to dig out the Fire Hydrnt.

Good Morning

Just a friendly reminder that starting later tonight we will begin to get snow fall and the Suffolk Fire photos page would like to remind you to do your part as we are getting possibly a foot of snow. To take time out of your day tomorrow to clear your fire hydrant near you! Cause seconds count!

The Chief's office regrets to announce the passing of Firefighter Bill Feeley's father, William Feeley. William was an E...
01/30/2021

The Chief's office regrets to announce the passing of Firefighter Bill Feeley's father, William Feeley. William was an Ex Chief and Ex Commissioner of the Brentwood Fire Department. Our sincere condolences go to the Feeley family during this difficult time. More details to follow as they become available.

Those of us here at the Fire Museum would like to say Great Photo by one of our biggest Supporters, John Walthers. He’s ...
01/29/2021

Those of us here at the Fire Museum would like to say Great Photo by one of our biggest Supporters, John Walthers. He’s always around whether we know it or not and grabbing the lead picture for 1st Responder is proof that you never know where he will pop up. Good Job John.

Our shot from this recent working fire in Selden NY was the cover photo for the Feb 2021 Long Island NY @1strnews grab your copy inside the NY Edition at your fire house or subscribe for home delivery.

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Our condolences to the West Sayville fire department
01/29/2021

Our condolences to the West Sayville fire department

With deep regret, the West Sayville Fire Department announces that Ex-Captain and 65 year member Dick Wolfe has answered his last alarm. Information on services to follow.

I would like to thank those who attended the “Get Water on the Fire” seminar in January which was a big success for us a...
01/29/2021

I would like to thank those who attended the “Get Water on the Fire” seminar in January which was a big success for us and we are excited to expand our virtual seminar program. We will host a virtual seminar on February 27 from 10:00am- 12:00 pm, “Command and Control- The Incident Commanders Role” The speaker is Tom Richardson a volunteer and Chief of Operations for FDNY.

To attend, please click the link below to sign up or print out the signup page to register by fax.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl9AfmN6JkZmDLG9durxahJCZ9OO_pSJzr8DPBhN1W3pKEsQ/viewform

Please remember, make sure the ground is clear before you do something like this and ALWAYS make sure you have your helm...
01/26/2021
Video: Falling Air Conditioner Strikes FDNY Firefighter

Please remember, make sure the ground is clear before you do something like this and ALWAYS make sure you have your helmet on outside of the rig.

Video captured the horrific scene when a falling air conditioner struck an FDNY firefighter at a two-alarm fire in Brooklyn.

Well Folks, THURSDAY is the day for this months webinar . It starts at 1900 hrs and the topic is obviously a VERY import...
01/17/2021

Well Folks, THURSDAY is the day for this months webinar . It starts at 1900 hrs and the topic is obviously a VERY important Topic for ALL firefighters: GET WATER ON THE FIRE. It’s being taught by one of Sayville FD’s own 3yr member Andrew Dinkel who is also a 18 yr member of FDNY Rescue 1 as well as his Capt. from Rescue 1, John Ceriello who is a 32yr member of FDNY as well as a 30yr member of Roslyn Highlands H&L,E&H Inc.

Good afternoon folks. In the time of Covid, we have had a huge loss of income to keep our doors open. With the cancellation of our Chilli Cook-Off and now our Fire/EMS Extravaganza, we have decided to start having Webinars to help get all our brothers and sisters the training they need since a lot of trainings have been canceled due to the pandemic. This webinar that is on January 19, 2021, is “Get Water on the Fire”. It is being co-given by Sayville FD member and FDNY Rescue One Member Andrew Dinkel and his Captain from Rescue One and a member of the Roslyn Highlands H&L E&H Inc.,
Captain John Cerillo. Andrew back on September 15, 2020 had to perform a High Angle Rescue to save the lives of 2 window washers. Andrew went out the window to make the save. His Capt during the rescue is the gentleman that is co-teaching the webinar with him. Please click here to sign up. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG0oO9Lh6Q3g79LzQy1xI4-2jr1WtL1vkW40L30SWlGKyr6w/viewform

Islip Town Firefighters Museum
01/12/2021

Islip Town Firefighters Museum

Good afternoon folks. In the time of Covid, we have had a huge loss of income to keep our doors open. With the cancellation of our Chilli Cook-Off and now our Fire/EMS Extravaganza, we have decided to start having Webinars to help get all our brothers and sisters the training they need since a lot of trainings have been canceled due to the pandemic. This webinar that is on January 19, 2021, is “Get Water on the Fire”. It is being co-given by Sayville FD member and FDNY Rescue One Member Andrew Dinkel and his Captain from Rescue One and a member of the Roslyn Highlands H&L E&H Inc.,
Captain John Cerillo. Andrew back on September 15, 2020 had to perform a High Angle Rescue to save the lives of 2 window washers. Andrew went out the window to make the save. His Capt during the rescue is the gentleman that is co-teaching the webinar with him. Please click here to sign up. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG0oO9Lh6Q3g79LzQy1xI4-2jr1WtL1vkW40L30SWlGKyr6w/viewform

Important safety notification from Nassau county Fire academy
01/08/2021

Important safety notification from Nassau county Fire academy

Islip Town Firefighters Museum
01/04/2021

Islip Town Firefighters Museum

Good afternoon folks. In the time of Covid, we have had a huge loss of income to keep our doors open. With the cancellation of our Chilli Cook-Off and now our Fire/EMS Extravaganza, we have decided to start having Webinars to help get all our brothers and sisters the training they need since a lot of trainings have been canceled due to the pandemic. This webinar that is on January 19, 2021, is “Get Water on the Fire”. It is being co-given by Sayville FD member and FDNY Rescue One Member Andrew Dinkel and his Captain from Rescue One and a member of the Roslyn Highlands H&L E&H Inc.,
Captain John Cerillo. Andrew back on September 15, 2020 had to perform a High Angle Rescue to save the lives of 2 window washers. Andrew went out the window to make the save. His Capt during the rescue is the gentleman that is co-teaching the webinar with him. Please click here to sign up. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG0oO9Lh6Q3g79LzQy1xI4-2jr1WtL1vkW40L30SWlGKyr6w/viewform

Lakeland working fire from 1/1/21 at 500 peconic ave building 18. Up to 10 fire and EMS agencies were on scene or coveri...
01/02/2021

Lakeland working fire from 1/1/21 at 500 peconic ave building 18. Up to 10 fire and EMS agencies were on scene or covering Lakeland fire house in case of other calls. No injuries reported and several pets were saved.

Ronkonkoma N.Y On the morning of January 1st 2021 Around 10:40 AM the Lakeland Fire Department was alerted for a reported structure fire at the Colony Park Luxury Apartments by Heather wood on Peconic St. Automatic mutual aid was also started from Ronkonkoma for an engine to the scene as part of the pre-plan. Lakeland Chiefs 3-13-30 & 32 were the first to respond.

On arrival of the chiefs 30 advised dispatch they had heavy fire on the 1st and 2nd floors of Building # 18 in the complex and additional mutual aid was requested at the time the size up was about 4 apartments, however the fire was spreading through the cockloft. Additional Multual aids were dispatched to the scene from Holbrook, Holtsville, Hauppauge, Nesconset, Central Islip , Bohemia & Ronkonkoma.

The building was quickly evacuated. Firefighters stretched about 6 lines and also set up multiple ladders around the building to work on an aggressive attack plan. They also removed multiple small pets from the building including a Guinea Pig. The fire had consumed a total of 8 apartments according to radio transmissions from the fire coordinators back to Fire Rescue base. The Red Cross was on scene to assist the displaced families from those apartments. The cause of the fire was being investigated by Suffolk Police Arson Squad as well as the Town Fire Marshal.

All Photos From this scene available at : https://suffolkfirephotos.smugmug.com/2021-Emergency-Scenes/Fire-Guts-Multiple-Apartments-In-Ronkonkoma20210101/


All images are Copyright Suffolk Fire Photos.

Islip Town Firefighters Museum
12/31/2020

Islip Town Firefighters Museum

Good afternoon folks. In the time of Covid, we have had a huge loss of income to keep our doors open. With the cancellation of our Chilli Cook-Off and now our Fire/EMS Extravaganza, we have decided to start having Webinars to help get all our brothers and sisters the training they need since a lot of trainings have been canceled due to the pandemic. This webinar that is on January 19, 2021, is “Get Water on the Fire”. It is being co-given by Sayville FD member and FDNY Rescue One Member Andrew Dinkel and his Captain from Rescue One and a member of the Roslyn Highlands H&L E&H Inc.,
Captain John Cerillo. Andrew back on September 15, 2020 had to perform a High Angle Rescue to save the lives of 2 window washers. Andrew went out the window to make the save. His Capt during the rescue is the gentleman that is co-teaching the webinar with him. Please click here to sign up. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG0oO9Lh6Q3g79LzQy1xI4-2jr1WtL1vkW40L30SWlGKyr6w/viewform

Great Job done by all Responders. Pt was transported to the NEWLY renamed South Shore University Hospital ( formerly Sou...
12/28/2020

Great Job done by all Responders. Pt was transported to the NEWLY renamed South Shore University Hospital ( formerly Southside Hospital) for further care.

Shortly before 5am the Bay Shore Fire Department along with Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. and the Suffolk County Police Dept were notified for a male trapped under a vehicle at the Bay Shore Marina. While responding the units were notified that the vehicle was on the sand at Benjamin beach and close to the water line. Upon arrival of Chief of Dept Kevin Butler and Assistant Chief Roy Ekelund Jr, a quick size up determined the male patients arm was pinned under the frame and his hand was caught up in the engine components. Working alongside SCPD Emergency Services units the crew from Rescue 8 deployed air bags to relieve the pressure off the patients arm while additional members removed the vehicle tire to gain better access. The patients hand was freed in short order and medical care was immediately provided by Bay Shore Ambulance personnel. The patient was transported to Southside Hospital for further treatment. Also on scene was the Town of Islip Park Rangers. Town of Islip - Government and Suffolk County Police Department 3rd precinct officers. (Photos by Mike Allen and BSFD)

Islip Town Firefighters Museum
12/28/2020

Islip Town Firefighters Museum

Good afternoon folks. In the time of Covid, we have had a huge loss of income to keep our doors open. With the cancellation of our Chilli Cook-Off and now our Fire/EMS Extravaganza, we have decided to start having Webinars to help get all our brothers and sisters the training they need since a lot of trainings have been canceled due to the pandemic. This webinar that is on January 19, 2021, is “Get Water on the Fire”. It is being co-given by Sayville FD member and FDNY Rescue One Member Andrew Dinkel and his Captain from Rescue One and a member of the Roslyn Highlands H&L E&H Inc.,
Captain John Cerillo. Andrew back on September 15, 2020 had to perform a High Angle Rescue to save the lives of 2 window washers. Andrew went out the window to make the save. His Capt during the rescue is the gentleman that is co-teaching the webinar with him. Please click here to sign up. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG0oO9Lh6Q3g79LzQy1xI4-2jr1WtL1vkW40L30SWlGKyr6w/viewform

Islip Town Firefighters Museum
12/27/2020

Islip Town Firefighters Museum

Good afternoon folks. In the time of Covid, we have had a huge loss of income to keep our doors open. With the cancellation of our Chilli Cook-Off and now our Fire/EMS Extravaganza, we have decided to start having Webinars to help get all our brothers and sisters the training they need since a lot of trainings have been canceled due to the pandemic. This webinar that is on January 19, 2021, is “Get Water on the Fire”. It is being co-given by Sayville FD member and FDNY Rescue One Member Andrew Dinkel and his Captain from Rescue One and a member of the Roslyn Highlands H&L E&H Inc.,
Captain John Cerillo. Andrew back on September 15, 2020 had to perform a High Angle Rescue to save the lives of 2 window washers. Andrew went out the window to make the save. His Capt during the rescue is the gentleman that is co-teaching the webinar with him. Please click here to sign up. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG0oO9Lh6Q3g79LzQy1xI4-2jr1WtL1vkW40L30SWlGKyr6w/viewform

Most people think we are only a Fire museum, we also have a few EMS Departments with displays. Below is a night before C...
12/24/2020

Most people think we are only a Fire museum, we also have a few EMS Departments with displays. Below is a night before Christmas EMS version. For those EMS crews doing a tour/shift on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, have a safe heathy tour, and hope you don’t have to treat Santa. But if you do, let’s see your ambulance fly!

This post is much longer than you usually see on Facebook, but well worth the read!

AN EMS CHRISTMAS
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through our town,
Ambulances sat quietly-call volume was down.
Dispatchers and medics, without any calls,
All settled all cozily within station walls.

The city grew silent as the night grew deep;
My partner and I settled in for some sleep.
But no sooner dreaming in our beds were we,
When dispatch awoke us, crying, "Hurry! Code 3!"

The call had come in for an MVA;
Some nutcase claimed he'd hit Santa's sleigh!
"Head trauma," we thought, as we gathered our gear,
"Or maybe a drunken driver - it's that time of year."

As we raced to the scene with our sirens and lights,
We hoped for the best, tonight of all nights.
We had no idea we were in for a surprise
And, on our arrival, couldn't believe our own eyes.

I said to my partner, "This must be a trick!
That man in the ditch just can't be St. Nick!"
A smashed-up sleigh! Toys thrown far and near!
And off to the side, a group of reindeer!

The driver of the car, with a bump on his head
Was crying and told us he wished he was dead.
"Oh, why did I have that one extra beer?
Now I've killed Santa - no Christmas this year!"

By now we'd decided that this was too strange,
So we tried to call backup, but were out of range.
"No radio contact," to my partner I said,
"I'll check that one while you dress this one's head."

I approached the man in the ditch with great care.
He was dressed so oddly - he gave me a scare.
He wore a red suit and a strange kind of hat.
I thought to myself, "Who dresses like that?"

Then he opened his eyes and said, "Do not fear.
Just please help me up - I must catch my reindeer."
I said, "The reindeer are fine, but stay where you are.
You've taken a pretty hard hit from that car."

I didn't want to leave him, so I let out a holler:
"We're gonna need backboard, head blocks and collar!"
As we worked, the man cried, "No! Please don't strap me down.
I have toys to deliver all over town!

All of the children tonight are depending on me
To get their presents under the Christmas tree."
"I'm sorry," I told him, as I shook my head sadly,
"You're going to the hospital - you've been hurt too badly."

He looked up at me and wiped away a tear
And told me, "Then you must bring the Christmas presents this year!"
"Visit every child's home in this town?" asked I.
"Sir, you must think I can make an ambulance fly!"

I thought I had made a serious blunder,
For his eyes grew steely, and his voice was like thunder.
"Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen,
Come Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen!

Hitch onto that truck and take to the sky
For tonight, indeed, an ambulance will fly!"
I just shook my head as we loaded him in,
Then climbed in the cab and I just had to grin.

There were the reindeer, all in a row,
In front of the truck as if ready to go.
"That's cute," I thought. "I'll just go around."
But then they took off and our wheels left the ground!

Away we went, up over the trees,
Sailing along as light as a breeze.
We touched down on rooftops, delivering toys,
Dropping gifts for good little girls and boys.

We stopped briefly in the hospital's ambulance bay
And wheeled him to the ED - and hoped he'd stay.
"We'll call in report later," we said on our way.
"This man's turned our ambulance into a sleigh!"

Then off we flew, all through the night,
Delivering toys til the dawn's first light.
Finally, at our station, we headed down,
Both of us happy to be on the ground.

Dispatch was mad, but the more we explained,
The less they believed us and the more they looked pained.
So we sat in our quarters - boy, were we in trouble!
We turned on the news and perked up on the double.

As the TV crews interviewed people around town,
It seems that some very strange things had gone down.
Tire tracks were found on a rooftop or two
And children said, "This year, Santa wore blue!"

I grinned at my partner and said, "It's no mystery!
This Christmas we will go down in EMS history!"

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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
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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.