Flag Flown in Iraq Presented to Farmingdale Fire Department
On Jan. 20, the Farmingdale Fire Department held its annual monthly meeting. Hook, Ladder and Hose Company #1 member and TSGT of the 106 Rescue Group on Long Island William MacKay presented the Chief's Office of the Farmingdale Fire Department with a flag that was flown over Iraq.
Three Area Departments Respond to East Farmingdale Fire
On Dec. 15, 2004, the East Farmingdale Fire Company responded to a general alarm at Creative Finishing on Allen Boulevard. When the first chief arrived he advised that it was a working fire. Units from all three stations responded to the call. Chief Kevin Devito was in charge of the call. Units from Farmingdale and North Amityville Fire Departments were called in to assist East Farmingdale. The Town of Babylon Fire Marshal was called to the scene by Chief Devito. All units were given a signal five by Chief Devito to their respective stations after fighting the fire for about two-and-a-half hours.
Farmingdale PAL Receives Citation from Assemblyman Saladino
New York State Assemblyman Joseph Saladino presented a citation to Russ Catanzaro, president of the Farmingdale Unit of the Nassau County Police Activity League (PAL), recognizing and acknowledging the efforts of their volunteers and police officers. The Farmingdale Unit directly provides nine different programs for boys and girls ages 5 through 17 years old. The unit is part of the Nassau County PAL, which is guided by the Nassau County Police Department who provide officers to assist the volunteers. Fore more information on the NCPAL, visit www.ncpal.org.
The Levittown New Yorkers Baseball team is looking for high school graduates, college students and baseball players ages 18 and over to play in the summer and fall season. The team needs a few good players to fill open spots: pitchers, catcher, third-baseman, short stop and outfielder. The team plays on Sundays at Levittown Memorial High School field (behind LMEC). Some travel is involved in the MABL league. Currently the team is comprised of players from Division Avenue High School, MacArthur High School and St. Mary's High School. For more information call Doug at 579-7659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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