Islip Fire Department
 

Rescue Squad Psychic Fundraiser

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Residential Fire on Tappen Ave

Thursday, February 8, 2018  At 4:35 pm on Thursday, February 8th 2018 the Islip Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 34 Tappen Avenue on the corner of Wingam Drive. First to arrive was chief of department Butler who confirmed active fire on the 2nd floor transmitting the Signal 35 (working fire). Islip crews were met with heavy fire conditions on the second floor which was extremely cluttered with contents. The fire was quickly extinguished and extensive overhaul began. Mutual aid was provided by the East Islip Fire Department for a FAST truck and an ambulance, Islip Terrace Fire Department for an engine to the scene, Bay Shore Fire Department for an engine to standby at Islip FD headquarters to cover any additional alarms, Exchange Ambulance of the Islips for an ambulance and the Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. also for an ambulance to the scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Islip Town Fire Marshals office and the Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad. (Photos by Ryan Wiedman, Matt Marshal and Ken Bradbury)  

 

 

 

Double Limosine fire on Whittman Ave

Saturday, January 13, 2018  At 3:40pm on Saturday, January 13rh 2018 the Islip FD was dispatched toa report of a vehicle fire on Whittman Ave. First to arrivew was Chief Of Department Butler who confirmed 2 involved limosine fires in the driveway of a home. The fire was contained to the 2 vehicles and quickly extinguished by Islip crews without injuries. (Photos by Chief Pfuhl)  

 

 

 

1 Trapped in Union Blvd Acccident

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 15:19 At 3:19 pm on Tuesday January 2nd 2018 the Islip Fire Department was alerted to a motor vehicle accident on the corner of Nassau Ave and Union Blvd. Units arrived to find a 2 car accident with 1 subject pinned. The crew of Tactical Rescue unit 3-4-14 utilized the Hurst tool to remove the drivers door of the vehicle and allow Islip FD rescue crews to access the patient and remove him from the vehicle. The driver was transported to Southside hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident was under the direction of Chief Of Department Butler.

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year

Monday, January 1, 2018  On behalf of the Chiefs Officers and Members if the Islip Fire Department we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe new year. In 2017 the Islip Fire Department responded for calls for service 1,104 times for Fire or Medical emergencies. Today the Islip Fire Department started off 2018 with swearing in the new Chiefs and Officers. This morning Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners Tom Leggio swore in Chief of Department Thomas Butler 1st Assistant Chief Ronald Pfuhl 2nd Assistant Chief Alden Schroeder Immediatly following Chief of Department Thomas Butler then Swore in the 2018 line officers of the Islip Fire Department. Engine Company 1 Captain - Kevin Janssen 1st Lieutenant - Thomas Butler Jr. 2nd Lieutenant - Jesse Gerhard Engine Company 2 Captain - Christopher Thomas 1st Lieutenant - Charles Macchio 2nd Lieutenant - Joseph Ferrari Hook & Ladder Company Captain - Thomas Farrell 1st Lieutenant - Sean Pyatt 2nd Lieutenant - Peter Miele Fire Police Company Captain - Kenneth Milton 1st Lieutenant - Michael McKenna 2nd Lieutenant - Donald McKenna And a special thank you to our 2017 leadership and congratulations on ending their terms. Ex-Chief- William Moon Ex-Captain Engine 1 - Frank Rucci Ex-Captain Engine 2 - Jared Gunst Ex-Captain Hook & Ladder - Michael Rosamilia Ex-Captain Fire Police - James Keller  

 

 

 

Garage Fire on East Bayberry Road

Thursday, December 28, 2017 05:24 At 5:24 am on Thursday December 28th 2017 the Islip FD was dispatched to a report of a garage fire at 136 East Bayberry Road. After dispatch Chief Moon was advised by Islip dispatch that the Suffolk County Police Department was on the scene advising an active garage fire. Chief Moon arrived shortly after confirming a heavy smoke condition and transmitted the working fire. Crews found heavy fire in a 3 car detached garage set back far from the street down a long driveway with a loft living space above. Islip crews stretched 2 attack hose lines and quickly extinguished the fire while truck crews performed searches and opened up for extension. Islip crews battled the freezing temperatures which caused a major icing condition at the scene. Mutual aid was provided by the East Islip Fire Department for a FAST team and the Exchange Ambulance of the Islips and the Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. for EMS coverage at the scene. There were 3 occupants in the structure at the time of the fire and were all able to evacuate prior to arrival.  

 

 

 

Car Fire in Kohls Shopping Center

Wednesday, December 20, 2017  Just after 11am on Wednesday December 20th 2017 the Islip Fire Department was alerted to a car fire in the parking lot of the Kohls Shopping Center at 2040 Sunrise Highway. Islip units arrived to find an active engine compartment fire. The fire was quickly extinguished by the crew of Engine 3-4-1. The incident was under the command of Chief of Department Moon. (Photos by Joe Raff).  

 

 

 

Early morning kitchen fire

Monday, December 18, 2017 02:14 At 2:14 am on Monday December 18th 2017 the Islip FD was alerted to a report of a residential structure fire at 9 Willowbrook Ave Apartment 11B. Crews arrived to find a small active fire in the kitchen of the apartment with heavy smoke condition. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, opened up for extension and ventilated the building. The incident was under the command of Chief of Department Moon. Photos by John Ippolito Jr.  

 

 

 

Basement Fire on Shebar Drive

Saturday, December 16, 2017 17:11 At 5:11 pm on Saturday December 16th 2017 the Islip Fire Department was activated for a report of a residential structure fire on Shebar Drive. Units initially arrived to find a heavy smoke condition with unknown origin. Upon searches and investigation it was determined that there was an active fire in the basement and the working fire was transmitted. The fire was quickly brought under control with no injuries as Islip crews were able to contain the fire to a pump. A FAST Truck was provided by the East Islip Fire Department and the fire was under the command of 1st Assistant Chief Butler. Photos by Ken Bradbury.  

 

 

 

Box Truck Fire on Degnon Blvd

Wednesday, August 16, 2017  On Wednesday August 16th 2017 just before 9 am the Islip Fire Department responded to this box truck fire on Degnon Blvd and Kempster Ave. There were no injuries and the fire was contained to the truck. (Photos By Jared Gunst)  

 

 

 

Great South Bay Water Rescue

Sunday, June 11, 2017  4 people were rescued when their sailboat overturned in the great south bay just off islip town beach off South Bay Avenue. The Islip Fire Department marine division and Suffolk Police Marine Bureau arrived to find a sailboat that capsized with 2 people in the water, one still on the disabled vessel and a 4th aboard a private boat by a Good Samaritan. All occupants had life jackets on and the 2 subjects in the water were coaxed onto Suffolk Police boat marine Golf. The 3rd subject who was on the private boat was also removed onto the police boat, the 4th subject was removed off the boat onto the Islip Fire Boat. All 4 were transported to the Bayberry Yacht club and the sailboat was towed in by the Islip Fire Department. Two of the four were transported by Exchange Ambulance to Southside hospital. Pictured is the subject that was removed from the boat on board the Islip Fire Department rescue boat being tended to by the Islip crew.  

 

 

 

Working Fire in Greenview Village Apartments

Saturday, April 15, 2017  Just after 6:30pm on Saturday April 15th 2017 the Islip FD was alerted to a report of a residential structure fire in the Greenview Village senior apartments at 52 Nikia Drive. First to arrive was Assistant Chief Butler who confirmed the working fire. Islip crews were met with heavy fire on the second floor and in the attic. Crews made an aggressive attack and stopped the fire from spreading, leaving only minor damage to adjoining apartments. The occupants were able to evacuate before our arrival and only minor injuries were sustained. Mutual aid was provided by the East Islip Fire DepartmentIslip Terrace FDBay Shore Fire Department, and Exchange Ambulance of the Islips. The Red Cross and building management assisted with the relocation of the displaced occupants.

 

 

 

 

Female pinned between train and platform

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  At 6:30am the Islip FD responded to a female with her leg trapped between the train and the platform at the Islip Railroad Station. The patient was awake and alert. The crews from tactical rescue unit 3-4-14 and engine 3-4-7 utilized air bags to extricate the woman. She was quickly freed and transported to southside hospital by Islip FD ambulance 3-4-3.  

 

 

 

Saxon Ave Car Fire

Thursday, February 9, 2017  Just after 6:30pm on February 9th 2017 the Islip FD was alerted to a car fire in front of the 7-11 store on Saxon Avenue. Islip crews found an involved auto with the occupant safely out of the car. The fire was quickly extinguished by crews without incident. This was one of the many incidents that Islip crews responded to today through the storm.

 

 

 

 

Ladder 3-4-5 responds to East Islip House Fire

Friday, August 26, 2016  At around 4:15 am on August 26th 2016 the East Islip Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 5 Somerset Ave off West Main Street. East Islip crews arrived with fire showing from the first floor of a 2 story cape style home under construction. Under command of EIFD Chief Keith Villano East Islip crews began their attack on the fire and immediately requested the Islip Fire Department to the scene for a Rapid Intervention Team. Ladder 3-4-5 and all 3 Islip chiefs quickly answered the call and arrived as the first due truck company and were immediately put to work, calling in the Islip Terrace Fire Department to respond as the new Rapid Intervention Team. The crew of ladder 3-4-5 conducted primary searches as well as opened up on the second floor to check if the fire possibly extended from the first floor as well as assisted with searches and overhaul on the first floor. The fire was quickly brought under control with no injuries. The house was under construction at the time of the fire so therefore had no occupants at the time the fire broke out. [Photos by Ex-Chief Rich Ackerson Jr.]

 

 

 

 
 
 

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