Islip Fire Department

Engine Company No. 2

Engine Company No. 2 boasts a rich history that dates back to December 19, 1884 when Protector Engine Company No. 1 was formed. The company’s first apparatus arrived from Kingston, New York, in the form of a hand-drawn engine that was nicknamed “Protector”, in January 1885. The apparatus cost $394.20 plus $5.80 for freight and $1.16 for preparation. It was later sold to Farmingdale in September 1893, when a four-wheeled, side-bar hose carriage was delivered. The company was renamed Engine Company No. 2 on April 3, 1888, which was the same day that the Islip Fire Department was formed. On June 20, 1893, Protector Engine Company No. 2 was reorganized as Protector Hose Company No. 2.

Charles M. Brown was elected as the company’s first “Foreman” in 1891. In 2004 the company designed a new patch that features the Charles Schultz character Charlie Brown and pays homage to its first Foreman. The patch also features cartoon images of Islip Town Hall and businesses along Main Street including Lily Flanagan’s pub. The company’s first motorized pumper arrived in 1923 when a Robinson pumper was purchased and a used Packard was later converted as a hose tender. On October 9, 1926 the company named was changed to Engine Company No. 2 and Protector Hose became its nickname. The “Foreman” title was changed to Captain on the same day. In 1933 the Packard was replaced by a 1933 GMC Hose Tender. A Mack Mode A pumper that had been ordered in 1941 arrived in 1945. Delivery of the engine was delayed by World War II. It remained in service until 1971 when it was replaced by a new 1,000 gpm Model CF Mack. The company also took delivery of a 1,000 gpm Model C Mack in 1967 and this was replaced by a 1,000 gpm MC Series Mack pumper in 1982. The CF was subsequently replaced by a 1991 Emergency One/Mack MC Series pumper, whereas a 1,750 gpm Pierce Lance replaced the 1982 Mack in 2004. Today Engine Company No. 2 is authorized 36 members.

Company Officers
Captain - Christopher Thomas
1st Lieut -  
Charles Macchio
2nd Lieut - Joseph Ferarri
Secretary - William Fornaro
Treasurer - Bryan Williams

The apparatus currently assigned to Engine Company No. 2 includes a 2004 Pierce Lance Series 1,750 gpm engine that is designated as 3-4-2 and operates from Fire Headquarters. A 2007 Pierce Dash Series 1,500 gpm engine is assigned to Station No. 2 and designated as 3-4-7. It was delivered in June 2007.

Engine 3-4-2- 2004 Pierce Lance

Engine 3-4-7- 2007 Pierce Dash


Engine 2 Generator Raffle

Sunday, April 14, 2013  Engine 2 Generator Fundraiser

Tickets $5.00 each

Winner Need not be present

Appollo Power Industrial Corp AEG8800XE 8000 Watt Generator

Only 1000 tickets to be sold

 For any Questions or for tickets call Jared Gunst at 631-312-7825





School Bus Donated for Training

Monday, November 12, 2012  The Chatterbox Day School recently donated a mini school bus that was recently decommissioned to the Islip FD for training purposes. Engine Company 2 utilized the bus at their November company meeting to drill on school bus fires. The live fire drill was successful at teaching the newer members about fighting vehicle fires.

Special thanks to Lindsay Parker of the Chatterbox Day School for the donation of this vehicle to the Islip Fire Department.





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Engine Company No. 2

Christopher Thomas   

Charles Macchio   
1st Lieutenant

Joseph Ferrari   
2nd Lieutenant

William Fornaro   

Bryan Williams