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Vehicle Fire on the LIE in Hauppauge

Posted 12/14/2019

0140 Hauppauge Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire on the LIE Exit 57-56 Westbound. Units arrive to find  a fully involved 1996 Toyota Camry. Engine 1 & 3 operated under the Command of Lieut Sean Fallona. The male operator was uninjured but the vehicle was destroyed. 

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Ronkonkoma Fire Department parade is 12/14

St. James Fire Department Holiday Parade is 12/14

Posted 12/13/2019

Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday, December 14, 2019. The St. James Fire Department will once again play host to Santa Claus and his friends for the 39th annual “Festival of Lights” Christmas and Holiday Parade. 

The parade departs at 5 p.m. Be sure to see all the brightly lit and holiday decorated fire trucks as they travel throughout the streets of St. James in celebration of this holiday season.
 
The Fire Department requests residents on side streets to keep their cars off the road and move them into driveways during the parade as this route has some very tight turns.
 
ST. JAMES ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL AT THE GAZEBO
WITH SANTA
(approximately 7:00-7:15 p.m.)
 
PARADE ROUTE
Beginning at Station 2
221 Jefferson Ave. at 5 p.m.
Right on Woodlawn Avenue
Left on Lake Avenue,  Right on Route 25A
Right on Acorn Road,  Left on Oakfield Road
Cross Route 25A,  Straight to Thompson Hill Road
Left on Three Sisters Road,  Right on Moriches Road
Left on Fifty Acre Road,  Left on Edgewood Avenue
Right on Route 25A,  Left on Woodlawn Avenue
Right on Fifty Acre Road South,  Right on Carnegie Drive
Left on Marquette Drive,  Right on Colgate Drive
Left on Hofstra Drive,  Left on Fifty Acre Road South
Right on Woodlawn Avenue,  Left on Jackson Avenue North
Right on St. James Avenue North,  Left on Cleveland Street
Right on Tredwell Avenue,  Right on Roseville Avenue
Left on Orchard Avenue,  Left on Rutherford Street
Left on Arlington Avenue,  Right on Roseville Avenue
Right on O’Shea Lane,  Left on David Lane
Right on Jefferson Avenue,  Left on Nimitz Road
Right on Lake Avenue,  Left on Pine Street
Left on Sunny Road,  Left on Lake Avenue
Right on Roseville Avenue,  Left on Jefferson Avenue
Left on Patton Road,  Left on Lake Avenue
Left on Sherwood Drive,  Left on Jefferson Avenue
Right on Roseville Avenue,  Right on Northern Blvd.
Right on Woodlawn Avenue,  Left on Washington Avenue
Left on Third Street,  Left on Jefferson Avenue
Right on Seventh Street,  Right on Lincoln Avenue
Left on Railroad Avenue,  Left on Grant Avenue
Right on Seventh Street,  Right on Northern Blvd.
Left on Cleremont Avenue,  Left on Pierpont Street
Right on Vanderbilt Avenue,  Right on Rodney Street
Right on Cleremont Avenue,  Left on Pierpont Street
Right on Clinton Avenue,  Left on Northern Blvd.
Right on Route 25A,  Right on Moriches Road
Right on Lake Avenue,  Right on Woodlawn Avenue
 
~ Rest for volunteers at Station Two ~
Right on Woodlawn Avenue,  Right on Hobson Avenue
Left on Oak Street,  Left on Astor Avenue
Right on Woodlawn Avenue,  Right on Cambon Avenue
Left on Gordon Gate,  Right on King Arthur’s Court
Left on Aesop Lane,  Left on Hillside Avenue
Right on Cinderella Lane,  Left on Ritchie Court North
Left on Carol Lane,  Right on Hillside Avenue
Right on Woodlawn Avenue,  Left on Moriches Road
Right on Mills Pond Road,  Right on Wellwood Road
Left on Elderwood Drive West,  Right on Old Wood Road
Left on Arrowwood Road,  Left on Brasswood Road
Right on Elderwood Road,  Left on Arrowwood Road
Cross Mills Pond Road to Bayberry Drive
Right on Clover Lane,  Left on Plane Tree Lane
Left on Mills Pond Road,  Left on Copper Beech Road
Right on Moriches Road,  Left on Maple Drive
Left on Lake Avenue,  Left on Railroad Avenue
Right on Moriches Road,  Right on Cambon Avenue
Right on Seventh Street,  Right on 7th Avenue
Left on Second Street,  Left on 6th Avenue
Right on Seventh Street,  Right on 5th Avenue
Left on First Street,  Left on 4th Avenue
Right on Seventh Street,  Right on 3rd Avenue
Left on First Street,  Left on 2nd Avenue
Right on Seventh Street,  Right on 1st Avenue
Left on Railroad Avenue,  Left on Lake Avenue
Right on Woodlawn Avenue
Station Two – Parade End.
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Commack Volunteer Ambulance Operation Frosty is 12/14

Smithtown Fire Department 2019 Christmas Parade is 12/14

Posted 12/13/2019

 

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House fire on Neal Path in Setauket

Posted 12/13/2019

1752 hours. The Setauket and Stony Brook Fire Departments are dispatched to 1 Neal Path in the Fairfield Gables Apartment Complex (Setauket Fire District) in regard to a water flow alarm. Crews arrive to find an active fire in a multiple dwelling with the fire sprinkler system operating. A line was stretched in and the fire was quickly extinguished. The fire was confined to one room. Additional mutual aid was provided by the Port Jefferson Fire Department (ladder), Centereach Fire Department (RIT), Terryville Fire Department (engine) and St. James Fire Department to cover. Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals are investigating. 

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House fire on Geery Avenue in Ronkonkoma

Posted 12/11/2019

1244 hours. Ronkonkoma, Farmingville and Nesconset Fire Departments are dispatched to a house fire at 66 Geery Avenue in Ronkonkoma. Ronkonkoma Assistant Chief Diaz was first in and encountered a basement fire impinging on the ground floor of a one and a half story wood frame dwelling. Additional mutual aid was requested from the Holtsville Fire Department for a truck to the scene, Lakeland Fire Department for an engine, Holbrook Fire Department for a RIT and Centereach Fire Department to cover. The St. James Fire Department sent an ambulance to the scene. Crews stretched three lines and operated two and had water on the fire within 10 minutes of the alarm being dispatched. Hoarding conditions within the house made their work quite difficult. The fire was placed under control at approximately 1320 hours. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven are investigating. 

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Car fire in Smithtown

Posted 12/11/2019

2045 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department is dispatched to the area of Plymouth Blvd and Old Northport Road in regard to smoke in the area. Units arrived and after a quick search, located a vehicle burning in the yard of Winters Brothers on Lawrence Road. The location of the vehicle required a long hose stretch but crews had the fire extinguished within a few minutes. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown and detectives from the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad are investigating. There were no injuries. 

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Overturn on Townline Road in Nesconset

Posted 12/9/2019

2328 hours. The Nesconset Fire Department responds to a report of a traffic collision on Townline Road near Mark Drive. While crews were en-route, the call was upgraded to an overturn with entrapment. FD personnel arrived to find that a vehicle had struck a utility pole and was now on its side in the road. FD personnel broke out the rear window and removed the occupant, who suffered minor injuries. FD personnel stabilized the vehicle and turned the scene over to the Suffolk County Police. 

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Unusual rescue in Smithtown

Posted 12/9/2019

1445 hours. While operating at an automatic fire alarm on East Main Street, the the Smithtown Fire Department is dispatched to the Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in regard to a child with their finger caught in a clip board. EMS units arrived within minutes and requested a response from Heavy Rescue unit 4-2-9. FD personnel were able to cut away the clipboard rather quickly. Units cleared from the scene within 20 minutes. 

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Smithtown Firefighters pull numerous people from flood waters on Old Northport Road

Posted 12/9/2019

2048 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department was called to respond to Old Northport Road and Meadow Road in regard to people stuck in a vehicle in flood water. Units arrived and found that the incident was further west on Old Northport Road,  in the Kings Park Fire District. FD personnel in dry suits waded into the water and removed three subjects from two vehicles . There were no injuries. The roadway remained closed while crews from the Smithtown Highway Department pumped the water out.

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Oven fire on Lindron Avenue in Smithtown

Posted 12/9/2019

1200 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department is dispatched to a report of a house fire at 1 Lindron Ave off of Plymouth Blvd. Units arrive to find an active fire in a stove in the kitchen of a single story private dwelling. The fire is extinguished, the range disconnected and the house vented using mechanical fans. Chief 31 operated with two engines, a heavy rescue and Commack Fire Deparrtment ladder. All FD personnel secured from the scene at 1239. There were no injuries.

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Crash with overturn on the Northern State Parkway in Commack

Posted 12/8/2019

1222 hours. Commack Volunteer Ambulance is dispatched along with the Commack Fire Department to a report of a motor vehicle collision on the Sunken Meadow State Parkway south of Jericho Turnpike. Units arrive to find a crash involving two pickup trucks, one of which had overturned. All of the occupants had self extricated and all claimed minor injuries. FD personnel secured the vehicles and helped remove debris from the roadway, while CVAC personnel handled patient care. The Parkway was closed for approximately 45 minutes.

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Setauket FD assists Stony Brook FD with house fire on Manchester Lane

Posted 12/8/2019

0354 hours. The Stony Brook and Setauket Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a house on fire at 94 Manchester Lane in Stony Brook. Units arrived to find a active fire in a two story private dwelling. Crews searched the house and then forced entry into a single car attached garage where they located the seat of the fire. The fire was quickly extinguished, the garage and house were vented and the fire area was overhauled. The scene was preserved and a request was made for the Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals Office. According to the Stony Brook Fire Department, the Fire Marshal determined that this fire was a result of a carelessly discarded cigarette.

 

Video of the fire can be found by clicking on the YouTube link, above.

 

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Centereach FD breakfast with Santa is 12/8.

Posted 12/5/2019

 

 

 

Seatings are at 8,9, 10, 11 and noon. Sensory friendly seating will also be at noon. 

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Overturn on the LIE in Ronkonkoma

Posted 12/4/2019

0136 hours. Ronkonkoma Fire Department is dispatched to a traffic collision on the LIE near Exit 61. Units arrive to find that a single vehicle had left the roadway, overturned and was in the woods. FD personnel and Suffolk PD extricated the occupant who was then transported to the hospital via ambulance. 

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House destroyed by fire on North Washington Ave in Centereach

Posted 12/4/2019

0725 hours. Suffolk Police 6th precinct officers roll to 57 North Washington Ave in regard to a report t of a disturbance. The officer arrives and notes that there is an active fire within the house. The officer evacuates six occupants from the house while requesting the FD. Centereach Fire Department is activated shortly thereafter. Arriving FD units encounter heavy fire throughout a one and one half story wood frame dwelling. Crews knocked down the fire from the exterior with master streams and then entered the building with numerous hose lines to complete extinguishment. Mutual aid was provided at the scene by the Setauket Fire Department (engine), Nesconset Fire Department (RIT), Stony Brook Fire Department (engine) and the Selden Fire Department (engine). The Ronkonkoma Fire Department sent an engine to cover for Centereach for the duration of the incident. The fire was placed under control by Chief of Department Mayzus at 0903 hours. The last FD unit cleared the scene at 0955. The house is a total loss. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk Police Arson Squad Detectives are investigating. 

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Woman Arrested for DWI under Leandra's Law following Lake Grove crash

Posted 12/4/2019

Suffolk County Police yesterday arrested a woman for Driving While Intoxicated under Leandra’s Law after she was involved in a crash in Lake Grove with three children in the vehicle.
 
Jordan Godfrey was driving a 2018 Hyundai sedan southbound on Hawkins Avenue, near Patricia Lane, when the vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole at approximately 5:35 p.m. Four passengers in the Hyundai, Gail Block, 75, of Islip, and three children, ages two, three and seven, were transported by the Ronkonkoma Fire Department to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The children were released to the custody of a parent at the hospital. Godfrey was not injured.
 
Fourth Squad detectives charged Godfrey, 22, of 11 Hollo Drive, Holbrook, with Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
 
Godfrey is being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on December 5.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Vehicle fire on Nicon Court

Posted 12/3/2019

0839 hours. Hauppauge Fire Department responds to report of a vehicle on on Nicon Court at Rabro Drive. Units arrive to find a fully involved 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid that had just been parked in the street. The vehicle operator stated that she had parked the vehicle and went into work. She further stated that she came out to retrieve her glasses and noted fire in the steering column. Engines 3-8-4 and 13 operated at this incident under the command of Acting Assistant Chief Kenneth Furuno. The vehicle was a total loss. There were no injuries.

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Fatal vehicle pedestrian on Concord Drive in Kings Park

Posted 12/2/2019

0814 hours. The Kings Park Fire Department was requested to respond to Concord Drive in Fort Salonga in regard to a subject injured in a fall. On arrival, crews found a 79 year old female in cardiac arrest on the driveway, a result of being struck by a vehicle being operated by her husband. The victim, identified by police as Nancy Richard, was transported to Huntington Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

Suffolk Police 4th Precinct Detectives state that the incident occurred as the victim returned home after walking her grandchild to the bus stop. Police say that Peter Richard, 83, was backing out of the driveway in a 2015 Mercedes S550 when he struck his wife. Peter Richard was not injured. 

Peter Richard helped to transform P.C. Richard and Son, from a a local seller of household goods, appliances and bedding into a reigonal chain with 66 stores in four states. Peter Richard and his brother Gary, ran the business for several decades. Their father, A.J. Richard (who passed away in 2004) was the Chairman. 

According to Newsday, in 2018, Peter and Nancy Richard donated $3.5 million to the Stony Brook University Children's hospital to help establish the Pediatric Emergency Department.  This donation came 16 years after their granddaughter was seriously injured when she was thrown from a horse. She was treated and recovered at Stony Brook Hospital. 

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