Written by Harry Loud Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
The highest award, the “Medal of Honor” was presented to Ex-Captain Thomas Bloomfield and Ex-Captain Ron Chowske for their rescue of an unconscious 80-year-old man in a Wantagh house fire.
Several awards were presented for this same fire. Chief of Department William Allen and 2nd Assistant Chief James Bloomfield were awarded the “Exceptional Meritorious” for their actions in trying to get to the victim. Firefighter Frank Brown was awarded the “Meritorious” for his removal of the second victim, an 80-year old woman from the rear of the home. She suffered smoke inhalation.
In addition, two “Unit Citations” were presented. One was to Rescue 1 for their efforts in keeping the man alive as he was transported to the hospital. The crew consisted of Officer in Charge Mary Jampor, Driver Eric Paine, Firefighter/Medics Marcela Loeber, Susan Brodeur, Danielle Barretta, Marvin Berg, Steve Karewja and Kevin Hess.
The second “Unit Citation” went to Engine 8 for their excellent efforts in extinguishing the fire. The crew of Engine 8 consisted of Officer in Charge, Ex-Captain Ron Chowske, Ex-Captain Tom Bloomfield (both of who made the rescue), Driver/MPO, Ex-Captain Jay Cohen, Firefighters Nick Gizzi, Scott Towne and Ed McGuire.
A “Certificate of Merit” was presented to Ladies Auxiliary members Karen Gillen, Kim Keefer, Dee Bloomfield and Meagan Tung, who was 7 ½ months pregnant at the time. The day of the fire was in the high 90s with high humidity. The ladies provided water, electrolytes and cold wet towels as the firefighters exited the burning building.
The final presentation was an “Out of Town” award presented to Fire Medic Jay Rosenberg of Engine 5. He had been in a park in Bellerose, Queens when a call for help went out over the park’s speaker system. Rosenberg went to a ballfield where he teamed up with an off-duty nurse to save the life of an 80-year-old man who had suffered a heart attack. He was taken to the hospital by a FDNY ambulance, had a defibrillator implanted and is alive and well today.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00
Known throughout the ages for its strong emotional impact upon listeners, the bagpipe has had a prominent place throughout history; innumerable parades throughout America are replete with its unique and stirring sound, and it remains a popular instrument to this very day.
Among the oldest and most-respected players of the bagpipe on Long Island are members of the Amityville American Legion Post #1015 Highland Pipe Band. According to player Joe Heimbauer, the 30-member, all-volunteer bagpipe and drum band is steeped in rich history and time-honored tradition.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Island Trees Union Free School District faces a few hurdles in its upcoming 2013-14 budget. The loss of the BOCES Geneva N. Gallow building lease and the increasing mandated retirement system (TRS/ERS) adds up to $2 million in lost revenue. The TRS/ERS contributions increased by almost $1.4 million, and the Gallow lease loss totals approximately $500,000, including the utility costs.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Don’t miss out on the chance to partake in an 8-week spring flying trapeze workshop! There is one space left in the Tuesday class for adults from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and four spaces left in the Thursday class from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., which is open to all ages.
The workshops will take place at the Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York.
Sign up online at iflytrapeze.com or call 516.640.6995 for more information.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The Lady Generals lacrosse team at MacArthur High School earned the #1 spot and the title of 2013 conference champions, an accomplishment that last occurred in 2006. The team finished with a conference record of 9-1, succumbing in their only game to Oyster Bay by a one-goal deficit.