It is evident that the Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) Department is devoted to providing a comprehensive range of services to both the 1.5 million residents of Suffolk County and the more than 11,000 first responders who are devoted to saving lives and protecting property. This year, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and firefighters had the additional challenge of responding directly to the invisible killer, COVID-19, while still responding to regular fires and medical emergencies not related to COVID. The department is equipped with 9 fire stations that deploy 11 engine companies, 3 ladder companies, 1 heavy rescue company, 8 ambulances for ALS (doctors), 4 tankers, 4 brush trucks, 4 brush trucks, a regional mobile communications bus, a rehabilitation bus, a bus for mass victims and a fire boat. It can be activated during large scale fires, evacuations, bus, train or ferry accidents, and weather-related emergencies when people need to be treated. Leaders and service members of the Ventura County Fire Department, some paid but mostly volunteers, resisted changes such as increased safety precautions and the growing demand for their help.
In honor of National First Responders Day, the Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County will thank first responders and their families by offering them free general admission on Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that the Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) Department will co-host a fire and EMS recruitment event on Saturday, July 16 starting at 8 am. Stony Brook Fire Department Chief Pete Leonard was also named Firefighter of the Year by County Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) for his legislative district. The Long Island Railroad, the Brookhaven Fire Department and the South County Ambulance will participate in the demonstration. Valentine said that there are dead zones in terms of public safety communications in the Kings Park Fire Department area, in Nissequogue and in the villages of the Village of the Head of the Harbor. Luft said the program tracks the cases of approximately 13,000 Long Islanders in Nassau and Suffolk counties with one clinic in Commack and another in Mineola.
In terms of child care for first responders, Bellone said that first responders and healthcare providers can contact the Suffolk Child Care Council to schedule care for their children. As a member of the fire department for more than 18 years, Chief Pete Leonard has received the Best Responder Award and the Captain Award from his fire company. He continued to work during the pandemic as his department received a whopping 10% increase in calls in the spring. The number of deaths from coronavirus Covid-19 more than doubled in one day as four more people died at Peconic Landing Medical Center. The Suffolk County Fire Department is devoted to responding to medical emergencies related to fires as well as other risks such as hazardous materials response and fire prevention programs. With its 600 dedicated men and women working hard to serve their community, it is clear that this department is committed to providing quality service. The FRES Department is committed to responding quickly and efficiently to medical emergencies related to fires.
They are equipped with 9 fire stations that deploy 11 engine companies, 3 ladder companies, 1 heavy rescue company, 8 ambulances for ALS (doctors), 4 tankers, 4 brush trucks, 4 brush trucks, a regional mobile communications bus, a rehabilitation bus, a bus for mass victims and a fire boat. This allows them to respond quickly when needed during large scale fires or evacuations or when people need medical attention due to weather-related emergencies. In addition to responding quickly to medical emergencies related to fires, they also provide fire prevention programs such as hazardous materials response. They have 600 dedicated men and women working hard to serve their community with quality service. In honor of National First Responders Day they offer free general admission at Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County for first responders and their families on Saturday and Sunday October 30th & 31st. The Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that they will co-host a fire & EMS recruitment event on Saturday July 16th starting at 8am.
The Long Island Railroad Brookhaven Fire Department & South County Ambulance will participate in this demonstration. They also recognize Chief Pete Leonard from Stony Brook Fire Department who was named Firefighter of The Year by County Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) for his legislative district. The FRES Department is committed to providing quality service while keeping their first responders safe during this pandemic. They have implemented increased safety precautions while still responding quickly & efficiently when needed.