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News, History, Events & Incidents across Long Island. This page is not associated with any department in an official capacity. All members views are their own & do not reflect the County of Suffolk or Nassau as organization(s)/department(s).

“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a firefighter.The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the firefighter has to do believe that his is a noble calling."

-Chief Edward F. Croker, FDNY circa 1910


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What To Know When Joining Your Local Fire Dept.

January 13, 2023

Making the decision to join your local fire department is an honorable one. You also probably understand that you will need to spend some time away from friends and family to get squared away. The upside of that is the fact that you will also make a lot of new friends that will also become…

Mutual Aid Plans on Long Island

January 4, 2023

Within the last 10 years or so, we’ve seen fire departments in the area adopt mutual aid preplans. The first type of preplan that’s been around for a long time is for when a department reactivates for a working fire. The newest type of mutual aid plan that’s been popping up around the island are…

Fire Dept. Christmas Parades

December 20, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In December, it has become tradition for Fire Departments on Long Island to have their annual parades. Some departments keep it small while others decorate their entire fleet. It’s a lot of work to make sure all of the decorations are working, and it also takes a…

Training With A Twist

December 14, 2022

By far the most important part of being a firefighter is knowing how to do your job. The only way we get there is by training. From the probie to the senior man, everybody must brush up on their skills. How do you train? Do you mulch over the same drill every week? Or do…

What The Community Should Know About Volunteer Firefighters

December 7, 2022

Being that volunteer firefighting is embedded in the history of Long Island, the members of the community are well aware of what we do, and who we are. Some may be proud of us, and others may think we’re a cult. Either way, when they call for us, we’re going to come help. The one…