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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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Centereach and Ronkonkoma FD's send units to working fire on Portion Road in Farmingville

Posted 9/28/2019

Farmingville Fire Department is dispatched to a house fire at 1042 Portion Road. Units arrive and advise of a working fire, bringing mutual aid from Centereach FD for an engine, Holtsville FD for an engine, Ronkonkoma FD for a truck, Selden FD for an engine and the Medford FD to cover. The fire was knocked down within 

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One dead in crash in front of 1140 Motor Parkway

Posted 9/28/2019

Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Central Islip today.
Christopher Alexandre was driving a 2001 Saturn westbound on Motor Parkway when his car collided with a 2019 Nissan traveling eastbound at approximately 8:15 a.m. Central Islip FD responds and cuts the victim out of the vehicle. 

Central Islip Hauppauge Ambulance transports Alexandre, 32, of Central Islip, to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Nissan, Eliberto Martinez, 49, of Central Islip, was also transported to Southside Hospital by CI_Hauppauge Ambulance and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352

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Commack sends an engine to Dix Hills House Fire on Capri Court.

Posted 9/28/2019

1201 hours. Dix Hills Fire Department responds to a report of a house fire ay 16 Capri Court. Units arrive and confirm that they have an active fire in the building. While crews stretch in, mutual aid is requested from Deer Park for a RIT and Commack FD for an engine. The fire was placed under control at approximately 1230 hours. 

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Technical Rescue in Smithtown

Posted 9/28/2019

1205 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a subject with a broken ankle at Blydenburgh Park. After locating the victim deep within the park, they were packaged and removed to a waiting ambulance. This was an extended operation as crews had to first reach the subject, package them and then walk them out of the park. While operating at this incident, a caller reported a dumpster fire on Redwood Lane. That fire was quickly extinguished without incident. 

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Hauppauge Fire Department former member Anthony Longbucco passes

Posted 9/27/2019

 

Anthony Rocco Longbucco, 63, passed away September 27th, 2019 with his family by his side at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

Anthony was born in Yonkers, NY and grew up in Hauppauge, NY with his father Anthony, his mother Ethel, and his sister Arlene. He has lived in Burdett, NY (Schuyler County) for the last 35 years.

Anthony worked for New York State as a public safety officer for Rockland Psychiatric Center, Willard Psychiatric Center, and Elmira Psychiatric Center. Anthony met his wife and soulmate Deborah, also a NYS Public Safety Officer, at training. The couple married on October 1st, 1983. Anthony is survived by his wife, their two daughters Anna (Corey) Stone and Veronica (Oscar) Mintegui, and his three grandsons Rocco Anthony, Oscar Luca, and Maxwell Francis. Anthony was also survived by his mother-in-law, Lilya Kohl-Bennett. 

Anthony proudly served his community as a volunteer firefighter from the age of 16. He served as a member of the Hauppauge Fire Department before serving 35 years as a member of the Burdett Fire Department. Anthony also volunteered as an EMT for Schuyler Volunteer Ambulance Corp. He drove for Elmira Heights Fire Department and Greater Valley Ambulance.

Anthony was a dedicated father and husband. He was a selfless friend and is often remembered for his kindness in difficult situations. He proudly risked his life for strangers, running into danger as others ran away. Anthony was a warm hug and a loud laugh.

The family held a celebration of life on October 5th 2019, 2:00PM to 7:00PM with a brief memorial service at 3:00PM at the Burdett Fire Department. RIP Tony.

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Kings Park FD sends a RIT to house fire on Twin Hills Court in Northport

Posted 9/27/2019

1316 hours. The Nortport Fire Department responds to a structure fire at 602A Twin Hills Court in the Northport Fire District. Arriving units encounter an active fire on the ground floor. Mutual aid is requested from Kings Park for a RIT and East Northport for a ladder. The fire was quickly extinguished without incident. Centerport FD sent an engine to cover for Northport for the duration of the incident.

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Car slams into house in St. James

Posted 9/23/2019

2249 hours. The St. James Fire Department responds to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Third Avenue near Fourth Street. Units arrive to find that the adult male operator of a Ford Excursion lost control of his vehicle when backing out of his driveway and slamming into the house across the street. The vehicle operator refused rescue but an adult male that was in the house was transported via ambulance. Smithtown Fire Marshals and a Building Inspector were called to the scene to follow up.

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Smithtown FD investigates gas leak at Cabo Fresh on Route 111

Posted 9/22/2019

1005 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department responds to a report of a gas leak within Cabo Fresh at 81 Route 111 in the Village of the Branch. Units arrive and after a thorough investigation are unable to find a problem. National Grid is requested to follow up and all units secured from the scene within 40 minutes. 

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Smithtown Antique rigs on display at the Smithtown Historical Society Heritage Day

Posted 9/22/2019

The Smithtown Fire Department proudly displayed their recently restored 1935 Mack Hook and Ladder at the annual Smithtown Historical Society Heritage Day Festival. The fire department was on hand with other apparatus and manpower, interacting with the community giving folks a chance to get to know who they are aand what they do. It was a picture perfect day as can be seen in these images. 

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Deck fire on Dedham Place in Kings Park

Posted 9/21/2019

1529 hours. Kings Park Fire Department responds to a report of a house on fire at 14 Dedham Place off Enfield Lane. Units arrive to find the deck burning on a single family dwelling. The fire was quickly extinguished without incident. There were no injuries. Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown are handling the investigation.

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East Brentwood FD handles a vehicle fire in the Hauppauge Fire District

Posted 9/20/2019

The East Brentwood Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Motor Parkway. Units arrived to find an involved auto on Kennedy Drive, north of Motor, in the Hauppauge fire district. The fire was extinguished without incident. 

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Fire at Yokohama Japanese Restaurant in Commack

Posted 9/18/2019

0554 hours Commack Fire Department responds to an alarm at 3082 Jericho Turnpike. Units arrive to find a smoke condition in the building. Further investigation leads to a fire in the cook line duct work. The fire is quickly extinguished. Mutual aid provided by Greenlawn for a RIT, Dix Hills for an engine and East Northport for a ladder. The Kings Park Fire Department sent an engine to cover for the duration of the incident. There were no injuries.

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Numerous 9-11 remembrances held on this 18th anniversary

Posted 9/16/2019

On the 18th anniversary of 9-11, numerous memorial services were held in the area. Services were held at the Hauppauge Fire Department, the St. James Fire Department, Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Commack High School, Centereach Fire Department, Main Street Smithtown and at Responders Park in Nesconset. Hundreds of people attended the events.

If anyone has any photos from these events that they would like to share, please email them to lakegrovefm@gmail.com and we will post them here with credit. 


These are the residents of the Smithtown Township that died on 9-11

Hauppauge
LeRoy Homer. First Officer on Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, PA. Mr. Homer was a Veteran of Desert Storm. 
Jose Angel Martinez Jr. Employed by Forest Electric. Died in the North Tower.
Frank V. Moccia Sr. Employed by Washington Group International. Died in the South Tower. 
James Joseph Suozzo. Employed by Cantor Fitzgerald. Died in the North Tower. 
John James Tipping II. FDNY Ladder 4. Died in the South Tower. 
Raymond Meisenheimer. FDNY Rescue 3. Died in the South Tower. 
Peter Brennan. FDNY Rescue 4. 

Commack
Ezra Aviles. Port Authority employee.Died in the South Tower.
Eric Adam Eisenberg. Employed by Aon Corp.Died in the South Tower.
James Donald Munhall. Employee of Sandler O'Neill & Partners. Died in the South Tower. 
Joseph A. Kelly. Employed by Cantor Fitzgerald. Died in the North Tower. 

Kings Park
Thomas Butler. FDNY Squad 1. 
Jeffery Fox. Employee of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Died in the South Tower. 
Rudolph Mastrocinque. Employee of Marsh and McLennan. Died in the North Tower. 
Martin E. McWilliams. FDNY Engine 22.
Manika K. Narula. Employee of Cantor Fitzgerald. Died in the North Tower.
Gregory Stajk. FDNY Ladder 13. Stajk was a star pitcher for Kings Park High School in the 70s and had tried out for the Reds.  

Nesconset 
Michael Thomas Russo Sr. FDNY Squad 1
Cynthia Giugliano. Empire Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Died in the North Tower.
Kris Robert Hughes. Worked for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Died in the South Tower.

Nissequogue
Donald J. Burns. FDNY Assistant Chief. Died in the South Tower.
Patrick Thomas Dwyer. Cantor Fitzgerald. Died in the North Tower.

Smithtown
Lydia Estelle Bravo. Marsh & McLennan. Died in the North Tower.
Daniel O'Callaghan. FDNY Captain Ladder 4.
William J. McGovern. FDNY Battalion Chief.
Joseph John Perroncino. Cantor Fitzgerald. Died in the North Tower. 
Edward J. Perrotta. Cantor Fitzgrald-Died in the North Tower.
Kenneth Thomas Watson. FDNY Engine 214

St. James
Douglas E. Oelschlager. FDNY Ladder 7

 

Numerous others have passed as a result of 9-11 related illness. I am trying to find a list of everyone from the Township that has passed since but I have not been able to find a central list of same. If you know of someone from the Township that has since passed as a result of 911 illness, please let me know so that I can add their name here. They should never be forgotten. 

Kings Park
William Butler-Retired Captain-FDNY

Commack
Dr. Michael Guttenberg.

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Motorcyclist injured in crash on Route 347 near Mount Pleasant Road.

Posted 9/16/2019

2031 hours. The Smithtown Fire Department was dispatched to a traffic collision on Route 347 near Mt. Pleasant Road. Units arrived to find a crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. The vehicle driver and the motorcyclist were both transported to the hospital via ambulance.

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News Feed update

Posted 9/14/2019

Had some major issues that delayed the updates to the site. As such, you will see a story headers with no other information. Those will be updated within the next few days as I rebuild everything.

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Crash leads to vehicle fire in Hauppauge.

Posted 9/14/2019

2322 hrs. Veterans Highway & Express Drive South (1600 Veterans Highway) Vehicle fire as a result of a traffic collision. No one was injured but as you can see one of the vehicles a 2003 Ford Escape erupted into flames. Engines 4 & 3 operated at this incident under the command of 2nd Assistant Chief Martinez. 

While this car fire was being dealt with under the command of Chief of Department Ray Germaine Engine 1 and Heavy Rescue 3-8-9 operated at another motor vehicle collision with two vehicles with numerous minor injuries.

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Five transported from multi vehicle crash in Smithtown

Posted 9/14/2019

Smithtown Fire Department responds to Maple Avenue and Route 111 in regard to a traffic collision with reports of people trapped. FD units arrive to find a crash involving two vehicles. No one was trapped but five people were transported by ambulance, all with minor injuries. 

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Car fire on Wireless Blvd in Hauppauge

Posted 9/11/2019

0859 hours. Hauppauge Fire Department responds to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of 49 Wireless Boulevard. Units arrive to find an active fire in a 2001 Hyundai. Engine 3-8-14, 3-8-10 operated at this fire under the Command of Assistant Chief Brett Martinez. The vehicle had been parked since 0530 hrs. There were no injuries.

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Crash with overturn and entrapment on Veterans Highway in Hauppauge

Posted 9/10/2019

1607 Hrs. The Hauppauge Fire Department responds to Veterans Highway and Blydenburgh Road with CI-Hauppauge Ambulance for a traffic collision with injuries. Units arrive to find a crash involving two vehicles, with one resting on its side. Crews from units 3-8-9, 3-8-11, 3-8-14, 3-8-13, 3-8-10 under the command of Assistant Chief Brett Martinez worked with units from the Central Islip Fire Department (this call is on the border of the two districts) and Central Islip  Suffolk Police Emergency Service to extricate the operator of the overturned vehicle. All parties were transported via ambulance to the hospital.  

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Car vs Pole on Main Street in Smithtown

Posted 9/8/2019

0342 hours. Smithtown Fire Department responds to a Motor Vehicle crash on Main Street at Elm Ave. Arriving units find that a vehicle struck the infamous utility pole on the corner of Main and Elm, coming to a stop one block east at Lawrence Ave. The lone occupant of the vehicle had self extricated and refused rescue.  The crew from Rescue 4-2-9 secured the vehicle and applied speedy dry to the roadway from Elm to Lawrence. FD personnel secured from the scene at 0407 hours.

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