Messages from the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department
By Rich Baer
The number to call in case of a fire or medical emergency is 757 5700!
Do not hesitate to call.
Trained volunteers will respond to your call for help.
The tragic fire in Brooklyn on March 21,
2015 in which seven children were killed is a stark reminder of the importance
of smoke detectors. In that instance, the New York Times reported that “while
there was a smoke detector in the basement, there was none on the first floor or
on the second floor.” All the children were sleeping on the second floor. Be
sure to keep smoke detectors on every level of your home!
Fire department news for
April includes the beginning of formal training at the Suffolk County Fire
Training Academy in Yaphank. These training sessions are scheduled throughout
the warmer months of the year and provide lessons in safe responses to varying
fire situations department members may be called upon to deal with.
Chief Paul Boronow reports that department members recently completed training in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
commonly known as CPR. CPR is an
emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain
function until other methods are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation
and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.
The fire department is actively seeking new members. The need for volunteers in our
community is real and the need is now. Please consider joining the Eaton’s Neck
Getting involved with a volunteer fire department is an incredibly rewarding way
to make a positive contribution to your community. Positions as fire fighters
and fire medical rescuers are currently open.
The training for both of these fields is paid for by the fire district. All
required personal equipment is provided free of charge . There are also benefits
that accrue to volunteers.
New York State has recognized the value of volunteer fire departments
as opposed to paid, professional fire departments. Part of that recognition is a
length of service award program available after some years of service. Other
benefits include property tax rebates, tuition reduction and insurance coverage.
As part of this effort to recruit new members an open house will be held at the
fire house on Sunday , April 25, 2015 from
9 AM until 3 PM. This will serve as an introduction to the volunteer fire
service. We look forward to seeing you there.
The annual fire department Flower Sale is in full swing. Orders are due by
Monday, April 13, checks payable to ENFD. Drop off your order at 10 Drake Place
or 1 North Harbor Rd. Your order will be delivered FREE, on Friday May 8 by fire department members.