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Commack Ambulance receives Grant from Walmart

Posted 5/3/2019

Commack Ambulance Corp received a $2,500.00 grant from Walmart during the re-opening of the Commack Store.

Statement from Walmart:

’Congratulations! The Walmart Community Grants Team and Facility # 5202 are pleased to inform you that your Community Grant application has been selected to receive a $2,500.00 grant. We are thrilled to support your work in our communities and share your desire to provide local impact. 
By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate. In fact, Mrs. Helen Walton used to say ‘It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.’ “

According to CVAC, EMT Jodi Mardenfeld was the facilitator of this grant and did a great job making it happen.

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Ronkonkoma Fire Department to hold Community Day at the firehouse on April 27th

Commack Fire Department sends an engine to house fire on Lauren Avenue in Dix Hills.

Posted 4/25/2019

0044 hours. Dix Hills Fire Department is dispatched to 86 Lauren Avenue in regards to a report of a fire on the roof. FRES takes a second call from the occupant reporting smoke in the house. Units arrive and confirm an active fire in the attic. Lines are stretched and the fire is quickly extinguished. Commack Fire Department and Commack Ambulance were among the mutual aid agencies that responded to the scene.

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Traffic collision with vehicle fire in Nesconset

Posted 4/24/2019

1244 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department is dispatched to a traffic collision on Terry Road near Catherine Street. Units arrive to find a multi vehicle crash with one vehicle burning. FD personnel extinguished the fire and EMS personnel tended to the aided. All of the injuries were minor.

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Vehicle fire on Main Street in Kings Park

Posted 4/24/2019

1625 hours. Kings Park Fire Department responds to and extinguishes a vehicle fire on Main Street near Cedar Road. There were no injuries and the vehicle was a total loss.

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Car Fire in Kings Park

Posted 4/24/2019

The Kings Park Fire Department responds to a report of a vehicle burning on East Main Street. Units arrive to find an involved auto in the street. The fire is extinguished without incident and there are no injuries. The vehicle is a total loss. 

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House fire on Triangle Drive in Setauket

Posted 4/22/2019

At approximately 5:35 p.m., the Setauket Fire Department was notified of an automatic alarm in a home on Triangle Drive. Chief of Department Paul Rodier arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire. Firefighters quickly went to work to knock down the flames. The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters from the Setauket Fire Department, with mutual aid from Port Jefferson, Saint James, and Stony Brook. The Terryville Fire Department stood by and covered the Setauket Fire District during the alarm.

Information and photos courtesy of Dennis Whittam.

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Street sweeper burns on the Long Island Expressway Service Road in Hauppauge

Posted 4/22/2019

04-22-2019 0829 hrs Vehicle Fire westbound Long Island Expressway exit ramp at exit 55 and the North Service Road by the state yard. This street sweeper was a total loss. The driver was uninjured. The Central Islip Fire Department Sent an engine to assist. Lieutenant Michael Mendola was the officer in charge for Hauppauge.

Information and photos courtesy of 3-8-40

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Blood drive at Commack Ambulance on April 23rd from 3PM to 9PM.

Posted 4/20/2019

The New York Blood Drive has teamed up with one of Commack Ambulances Youth Squad Members; Cole Darienzo to host a Bloodstock at 200 Burr Road on Tuesday April 23rd from 3pm-9pm. 

The only difference between a Bloodstock and a Blood Drive is that the entire event is being ran by a young member under the age of 18. 

Cole Darienzo joined the Ambulance Corp in July of 2018 at 16 years old. Cole has been a great asset to the Ambulance Corp. being actively involved in riding on the ambulance, trainings that are held, helping on several committees and currently the Youth Squad Captain all while taking AP classes at Commack High School and maintaining above average grades. 

Cole is currently enrolled in an EMT class and hopes to one day go premed. Cole's goal for this Bloodstock is to raise at least 50+ pints of blood which will get him a $500 scholarship to his school of choice. So please come out and donate to help those who are in desperate need of blood and to help Cole further his education. 

Should you have any questions about the Bloodstock please contact Cole at cdarienzo@commackambulance.org

 

Information courtesy of Commack Volunteer Ambulance CorpInformation courtesy of Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corp

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37th annual St. James Fire Department 5K will be Saturday, April 20, 2019

Car fire in Commack Costco parking lot

Posted 4/19/2019

1043 hours. The Commack Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire in the Costco parking lot on Garret Place off Crooked Hill Road. Units arrive to find an active fire in the engine compartment of a passenger vehicle. The fire is extinguished without incident and there were no injuries. 

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Nesconset and Ronkonkoma Fire Departments both send units to fire on Easton Street in Lakeland.

Posted 4/19/2019

2305 hours. Lakeland FIre Department responds to 820 Easton Street in regards to a report of a building fire. Units arrive to find an active fire in a structure with autoexposure to a large propane tank and a second structure. Mutual aid is requested from Nesconset FD for a RIT, Ronkonkoma FD for an engine and Holbrook for a ladder. Three hose lines were stretched and operated. Additional mutual aid provided by Central Islip FD (engine to cover), Bohemia FD, Central Islip Hauppauge ambulance and Sayville Community Ambulance. All visible fire was knocked down just before 0030 hours. Suffolk Police Arson Detectives are investigating.

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St. James Past Chief Richard Hunter passes

Posted 4/17/2019

It is with deep regret the Chiefs Office of the St. James Volunteer Fire Department announces that 45 year member, and Past Chief Richard Hunter has answered his last alarm. We ask that you please keep Richard and his family is your prayers at this most difficult time. 

Memorial services are as follows:

Fives Smithtown Funeral Home
31 Landing Avenue
Smithtown, NY 1187

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm-4:00pm & 7:00pm-9:00pm

Firematic Service:

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8:00pm

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations will be made to the Suffolk County Burn Center or the National Parks Foundation.

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Vehicle fire in Hauppauge

Posted 4/17/2019

1555hrs The Hauppauge Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire on Express Drive South between Wheeler Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. Engines 4 & 1 operated under the command of Engine 1 Captain Patrick Sieczkowski.
Engine 3 was redirected to an auto accident on the LIE due to someone rubber necking relating to the vehicle fire. The vehicle a 2017 Subaru was heavily damaged but the male operator was uninjured. Fire was possibly caused by a fuel system problem. 
One person was injured at the Mva and transported to the hospital by Central Islip-Hauppauge Ambulance.

Information and photos courtesy of 3-8-40

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House fire on Walter Street in Ronkonkoma

Posted 4/17/2019

1318 hours. Ronkonkoma, Nesconset, Lakeland and Farmingville Fire Departments are dispatched to a report of a house fire on Walter Street in the Ronkonkoma Fire District. Units arrive to find a heavy fire condition in a two story wood frame dwelling. Multiple lines are stretched and additional mutual aid is requested from the Holbrook, Bohemia, Selden and Holtsville Fire Departments for manpower and coverage.  One of the occupants of this house is a member of the Ronkonkoma Fire Department. Thankfully no one was injured but the family lost everything. A Gofundme page has been setup  and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

 

 

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Early morning shed fire on Meryl Lane in Nesconset

Posted 4/6/2019

0348 hours. Nesconset, St. James, Ronkonkoma and Lakeland Fire Departments are dispatched to a report of a house on fire at 18 Meryl Lane off Florence Street in the Nesconset Fire District. Units arrive and find a large wood shed burning in the rear yard. The fire is extinguished and crews clear from the scene by 0515 hours. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety were on scene investigating.  There were no injuries, although a number of pigeons died in the fire.

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Centereach sends an ladder to Selden house fire on Hawkins Road.

Posted 4/5/2019

0309 hours. The Selden Fire Department responded to a fire at 685 Hawkins Road. The fire appears to have started outside of the garage and extended into the space above the garage. The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes and crews remained on scene for over an hour. Fire Marshals from the Town of Brookhaven are handling the investigation. Mutual aid provided by Terryville, Centereach and Farmingville FD. 

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House fire on Cabin Lane in Setauket

Posted 4/4/2019

1754 Hours. The Setauket Fire Department was toned out for a reported house on fire at 1 Cabin Lane off Longhorn Lane. Units arrived to find a well involved dwelling. Crews attacked the fire from the exterior while a water supply was established. Fire was knocked down by 1810 hours and placed under control shortly thereafter. Crews rescued two dogs from the fire. Terryville sent an engine to the scene and another to cover. Selden to cover, Centereach to the scene, Port Jefferson ladder to the scene. Brookhaven Town Fire Marshals are investigating. 

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Commercial building fire in Commack

Posted 4/4/2019

1701 hours. The Commack Fire Department is dispatched to 2171 Jericho Turnpike for smoke in the building. Units arrived to find smoke pushing from a three story office building. FD personnel stretched lines through the main entrance while others searched and assisted in the evacuation of the occupants. Mutual aid was requested from the East Northport FD for a ladder, Kings Park FD for a ladder and an engine, The fire was located in an enclosed wall space on the front of the building and quickly extinguished. The fire area was overhauled and the building vented. Crews remained on scene for just under two hours. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety are investigating. Commack Ambulance was on scene along with Greenlawn and Dix Hills EMS (Cyanide Response). There were no injuries.

 

At about the same time, the Brentwood Fire Department went out on a house fire on Park Avenue. That was a working fire and Commack was requested for a RIT. Commack was unable to respond due to this fire. 

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