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. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Trained volunteers will respond to your call for help.
The 2015 Independence Day parade and picnic were big successes, each in their
own way. The attendance by local fire departments who enjoyed participation in
the casual, fun filled parade was evident. Speeches by politicians at the
beach were short and refreshments at the picnic were plentiful as served up by
members of the fire department. The participation of children on decorated bikes
and floats was the highlight of the parade.
An outstanding occurrence involved the “fifty-fifty” drawing. Each year tickets
are sold, and a wining ticket is picked. The winner receives fifty per cent of
the total dollar amount amassed from the ticket sale. This year , for the first
time in the history of the “fifty-fifty” ticket sale there was a repeat winner.
The winner for two years in a row was a East Northport Fire Department member!
This summer the department has eased its training schedule for July and August.
More intensive training including visits to the Suffolk County Fire Training
Academy at Yaphank will resume in September.
The department continues to recruit new members to fill out membership
requirements. Please consider joining the fire department and serving your
The 2015 annual fund drive continues in August. The members of the department
thank all the residents who have contributed their support.
This support is really appreciated by the volunteers who stand ready to answer
alarms at any time of day or night. Thank you again.
When using gas grills for pleasant summer grilling keep the grills away from
structures, do not leave them unattended and turn off the valve to the gas tank
when finished cooking. As a safety measure only open the tank valve for one
turn. This will permit an easier closure of the tank in case of a fire rather
than having to make multiple turns of the control valve.
Yours for fire safety, Rich Baer