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This is home of the Suburban Fire Marshal blog. The purpose of this site is to provide real time and accurate fire news and information for the Smithtown Township and the Village of Lake Grove in NY.

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Hauppauge, St. James, Ronkonkoma and Nesconset go to fire in Lakeland apartment complex

Posted 3/17/2019

0053 hours. Lakeland Fire Department responds to the Colony Park Apartments at 500 Peconic Street in regards to a structure fire. Units arrive to find heavy fire throughout building 29. Prior to their arrival, an adult female who was trapped in here upper level apartment above the fire dropped her one year old child to an adult male on the ground and then jumped from the balcony. The woman and child were both transported via ambulance to Stony Brook hospital. An adult male was also transported to the hospital. Multiple hose lines and master streams were put into operation to fight the fire, which had completely consumed all of the apartment within the building. Mutual aid was provided by Hauppauge (ending to the scene), St. James FD (ladder to the scene), Bohemia FD, Nesconset FD (engine to the scene), Central Islip FD, Holbrook FD, East Brentwood FD (ambulance to cover). The fire was placed under control approximately two hours into the incident and units remained on scene until after 5AM.

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House fire in Kings Park

Posted 3/16/2019

1337 hours. The Kings Park Fire Department responds to a report of a house fire at 16 Oak Hill Lane off Sunken Meadow Road. Crews arrive to find an active fire in a two and one half story wood frame private dwelling.Firefighters stretched in and make a a quick attack on the fire. Mutual aid was requested from East Northport, Northport, Smithtown and the Commack Fire Departments. The fire was quickly knocked down and placed under control within 20 minutes of being activated. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety are handling the investigation.

 There were no injuries. 

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Car vs pole in Hauppauge

Posted 3/16/2019

1421 HRS Hauppauge FD and Commack Ambulance dispatched to a vehicle crash In front of 100 Lone Oak Path. Driver left roadway, struck a residential mailbox and split an electric pole in two. Driver was extricated by police prior to FD arrival and appeared to be suffering a medical emergency which may have caused the crash. Engine 3-8-1 operated under the Command of Lieutenant Michael Mendola. CVAC operated with 2-16-52, 2-16-medic, 2-16-80 and ambulances 2-16-19 and 2-16-20. The lone occupant was transported to Stony Brook Hospital. 

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Vehicle fire on the Long Island Expressway in Hauppauge

Posted 3/15/2019

1611 hours. The Hauppauge FIre Department responds to a vehicle fire on the westbound side of the Long Island Expressway near Exit 57. Units arrive and quickly extinguish a fire in an SUV. There were no injuries and the vehicle was a total loss.

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Remembering Chris Raguso. A true American Hero!

Hauppauge sends ladder to Central Islip apartment complex fire

Posted 3/14/2019

Fire reported at approximately 0030 hours at a apartment complex on Adams Road. Units arrive to find the "Jamestown" building evacuated and heavy fire throughout the upper level of the two story garden apartment building. Crews made an initial interior attack but once part of the roof collapsed, crews backed out and went to an exterior master stream operation. Brentwood, Hauppauge, East Brentwood, Islip Terrace operated at the scene along with Central Islip Ambulance, Islip Exchange Ambulance and Brentwood Leigon Ambulance.

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Central Islip Hauppauge EMS members cited for lifesaving by Suffolk County Regional EMS Council.

Posted 3/12/2019

The Suffolk County Regional EMS Council recognized the life saving efforts of three Central Islip Hauppauge Community Ambulance crews this evening. Each of these crews responded to patients cardiac arrest Cardiac Arrest and in each of these cases, due to the efforts put forth by these crews, the patients made a recovery that allowed them to be discharged from the hospital a short time later with little or no permanent deficits. Kudos to these members and to the entire corp for what they do day in and day out. Thank you all for your continued service to our community.

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Commack sends RIT to Dix Hills house fire.

Posted 3/12/2019

1220 hours. The Dix Hills Fire Department responds to 8 Talisman Drive in regards to a house fire. Units arrive to find an active fire in a  garage attached to a private dwelling. Mutual aid requested from the Commack Fire Department for at RIT, Greenlawn FD for an engine to the scene. Huntington Manor and Melville FD's sent units to cover for the duration.

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Registration is open for the Commack Ambulance 'Run For Your Life 5K Walk/Run

Car fire on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge

Posted 3/10/2019

03-10-2019 1640 hrs vehicle fire at 1331 Motor Parkway. Engines 4,1,3 operated at this vehicle fire under the command of Chiefs Stephen Feron and Brett Martinez assisted by Captain Chris Crean. Vehicle was a 2003 Ford Explorer. According to the female owner/operator she was traveling on the Long Island Expressway when the check engine light came on and smoke started coming thought the dashboard a short time later. She was uninjured. (Information via 3-8-40)

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Change your clock, change your batteries!!!

Driver crashes vehicle into Meat Farms on Commack Road

Posted 3/7/2019

Around 2030 hours tonight Commack Ambulance was dispatched along with the Commack Fire Department and Suffolk Police to a report of a car vs building. Units arrive to find that the operator of a passenger vehicle crashed through the store front. There were no injuries to the operator or to anyone within the store. The vehicle was stabilized and a Smithtown Fire Marshal was requested. As this shopping center is in the Town of Huntington, the incident was turned over to them. CVAC operated with 2-16-30,31,52,medic,20&17. Photos via CAVA Facebook Page.

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Centereach and Ronkonkoma FD's send crews to Farmingville house fire

Posted 3/2/2019

Farmingville Fire Department responds to 20 Sycamore Avenue in regards to a phone alarm reporting smoke in the living room of a two story private dwelling. Units arrive to find a active fire in a bedroom of the house. Auto mutuals are started from Ronkonkoma, Holtsville, Selden and  Centereach. The fire was quickly knocked down and extinguished without incident. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven are handling the investigation. 

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Kings Park St. Patricks Day Parade is Sunday March 2nd.

Posted 3/2/2019

The Kings Park St. Patricks Day Parade is Sunday March 2nd, 2019. The parade steps off at Noon. 

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Commack FD sends a RIT to East Northport house fire. CVAC sends an ambulance.

Posted 2/28/2019

On Thursday afternoon at 12:27pm The East Northport Fire Department responded to a Working Residential Structure Fire on Ripley Drive. 

Under the command of Chief Flanagan and Chief Bourne crews worked extremely aggressively to extinguish heavy fire on all floors and the attic of the home as well as search the home, verifying all occupants had self-evacuated. Crews were met with several challenges including a partial collapse in the rear of the structure.

Due to the quick and aggressive attack by our members and our mutual aid companies, the fire was extinguished with minimal extension to other areas of the structure. The scene was deemed under control after 2 hours. Two civilians were treated and transported by EMS to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

ENFD operated with 4 Engines, 3 ambulances, a paramedic unit, fire police, 2 rehab/support units as well as the Cyanide Response Team provided by Paramedics from the Dix Hills Fire Department Greenlawn Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

Mutual aid assistance was received from the Northport, Greenlawn, Commack and Kings Park Fire Department’s and the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps 

The scene was turned over to the Town of Huntington Fire Marshals office and the Suffolk County Police Department’s Arson Squad for an investigation. (Story via East Northport FD Facebook Page.)

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Working house fire in Lakeland. Chiefs rescue one subject from the basement.

Commack Fire Department and Commack Ambulance cover for East Northport during building fire.

Posted 2/23/2019

From the East Northport Fire Department Facebook Page:

Just after 1:30pm this afternoon our dispatch center began receiving multiple calls for a fire in a commercial building on the property of the Genola Cemetery on Laurel Rd.  Upon arrival of Chiefs Tom Bourne and Steven Macedonio the signal for a working structure fire was immediately transmitted for heavy fire in a one story commercial storage building. 

Engine 2-10-4 was on scene in under five minutes and immediately deployed hose lines for a defense operation until fire conditions darkened down allowing for the transition to an interior operation. The scene was deemed under control in approximately 40 minutes however units remained on scene operating for over two hours.

ENFD operated with 5 Engines, 1 aerial ladder, 1 ambulance, fire police, a rehab/support unit as well as the Cyanide Response Team provided by Paramedics from the Dix Hills Fire Department, Greenlawn Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 

Mutual aid was provided by the Greenlawn FIre Department with a FAST team and Northport Fire Department with a ladder at the scene. Commack Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corp stood by at ENFD’s headquarters with an Engine and Ambulance to handle additional alarms. 

There were no injuries. The scene was turned over to the Town of Huntington Fire Marshals office and the Suffolk County Police Department’s Arson Squad for an investigation. 

Immediately after being dispatched to the structure fire, ENFD was also dispatched to a separate incident for a subject in cardiac arrest. Two ENFD ambulances and two paramedic units responded to that alarm.

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Another vehicle slams into 80 Maple Avenue in Smithtown

Posted 2/22/2019

1145 hours. In has what has now become a regular occurrence, a senior transport bus attempted to enter the parking lot of 80 Maple Avenue in Smithtown but did not fit under the roadway that passes under the building. As a result, there was damage to the building and to the vehicle. This is a common occurrence here as operators of high vehicles don't realize that they wont fit. Thankfully, no-one in the bus or in the building was injured. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety and a Town of Smithtown Building Inspector both responded to evaluate the damage. 

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Fatal crash on Route 111 in Hauppauge

Posted 2/21/2019

0422 HRS Hauppauge Fire Department responds with Central Islip Hauppauge Ambulance to a traffic collision near 438 Wheeler Road. Units arrive to find that a single vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The lone female occupant was pronounced DOA at the scene. 1st Assistant Chief Ronald Walker as well as CI-Hauppauge Ambulance 3-26-19 were on scene. SCPD closed the road between Express Drive North and Rabro for their investigation and until the pole and wires were repaired (just after 11AM). 

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Hauppauge goes to Lakeland House Fire

Posted 2/14/2019

0732 hours. Lakeland Fire Department responds to a house fire at 36 Arbutus Court.  Units arrive to find an active fire on an attached porch with extension into the structure. On e line is stretched off engine 3-13-4 and the fire is quickly extinguished. Mutual aid was requested from Central Islip FD for an engine, Hauppauge FD for a ladder and Bohemia FD for a RIT. 

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad and Fire Marshals from the Town of Islip.

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