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Summer Blood Drive and BBQ Thursday 8/17/17
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Long Island Blood Services has declared an official
blood emergency. Although blood is essential every day, donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months as people go on vacation.... more

Halesite FD to host Memorial Day Parade
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Halesite Fire Department will be marching in our very own Memorial Day Parade this Monday, May 29th, 2017 to honor our many current members for their service in our Armed Forces as well as those... more

Plant and Flower Sale 5/12/17-5/14/17
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Please come down to the Halesite Fire Department to support the Engine Company's annual Mother's Day Flower Sale. Wonderful flowers, flats, and arrangements will be on sale May 12th - 14th. Raffles... more

Halesite Hook & Ladder Co. Comedy Night 4/29/17
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Join us for the annual fundraiser for Halesite Fire Department's Hook & Ladder Company. The event will take place Saturday, April 29th, at 7pm at the Halesite Fire House. For more information and to... more

Recruitment 2017-Open House on Sunday 4/30/17
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Have you always wondered who makes up the Halesite Volunteer Fire Department? Well it's regular people just like you! Most of us had no prior training and we were just members of our community who... more

Be Smart, Don't Start: A Drug and Alcohol Free Lifestyle
Monday, December 19, 2016
If you missed our previous night, make sure you mark your calendars, because on Wednesday January 25th at 7:00pm, Halesite Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief Dominic Spada, Firefighter Gerry Conlon,... more

Elf Sleigh Photo Book to be Published!!
Monday, December 12, 2016
Son of a Nutcracker! 2017 marks the 14th anniversary of the sleigh from "Elf" being at the Halesite Fire Department.
In celebration of this event, Galgos Entertainment and Giordano studios will... more

Share the Bounty: Holiday Food Drive Underway at Halesite FD
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Halesite Fire Department is once again collecting donations of canned food, non-perishables, and toiletries to give to the Family Service League. Located on Park Avenue in... more

Be Smart, Don't Start: A Drug and Alcohol Free Lifestyle
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
On Wednesday November 9th at 7:00pm, Halesite Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief Dominic Spada, Firefighter Gerry Conlon, and Huntington Bay Police Chief Christopher Jack present "Be Smart, Don't... more

Fire Prevention Open House This Sunday 10/2/16
Friday, September 30, 2016
Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you... more

Halesite FD to Host Blood Drive 8/18/16
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Long Island Blood Services has declared an official
blood emergency. The local blood supply has reached a critically low level with a less-than-two-day supply of
B negative, A negative, and O... more

New Member Open House Sunday 7/31/16
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Halesite Fire Department's 2016 recruitment drive is under way, and we still need a few good neighbors. Local residents who were thinking about volunteering with the Halesite Fire Department should... more

Hook & Ladder Co. Hosts Comedy Night 5/14/16
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Join us for the annual fundraiser for Halesite Fire Department's Hook & Ladder Company. The event will take place Saturday, May 14th, 7pm at the Halesite Fire House. For more information and to make... more

Halesite Responds to Bedroom Fire
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
On the afternoon of Sunday February 14, 2016, the Halesite Fire Department was called by 911 dispatcher with a report of a bedroom fire on Cove Rd. The fire was advanced and vented upon arrival,... more

Halesite Accepting Donations for Family Displaced After a Fire (NO ADDITIONAL DONATIONS NEEDED AS OF 2/17/16)
Monday, February 15, 2016
In the aftermath of the fire on Cove Road yesterday, the Halesite Fire Department will be assisting the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Huntington Station in running a donation drive for clothes,... more

Halesite's Hose Co. to hold 11th Annual Super Bowl Sunday Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Halesite Fire Department's Hose Rescue Company will be hosting its annual Super Bowl Sunday Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 am to Noon on Sunday 2/7/16. Please come down with your friends and family to... more

Introducing Halesite's New Chief of Department - Greg Colonna
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Letter from Chief Dan McConnell to the Community:

At the end of this month my term as Chief of the Halesite Fire Department will come to an end. The past three years as Chief, and previous six... more

Halesite Medivacs Boy Who Fell 15 Feet
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Halesite Fire Department was called to assist a boy who fell 15 feet out of a tree on Sunday, November 29th. The call came in just before 2:30 PM and Halesite immediately dispatched an... more

Junior Firefighter Installation Dinner
Monday, November 16, 2015
A little over a year ago, the Halesite Fire Department began making plans to resurrect its Junior Firefighter program. Dormant since the 1980's, the program had died out after the last Juniors joined... more

Letter from the Chief-Halloween Safety Tips
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Dear Neighbors,

Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front... more

Halesite FD Adds Two New EMTs
Friday, October 9, 2015
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that two new members have received their certifications as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

Betty Wood and Eric Ferber were both... more

Fire Prevention Open House set for Sunday 10/4/15 from 11am-2pm
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Keep your family safe with a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep"; that's the message for the 2015 Fire Prevention Week. Did you know that roughly half of home fire... more

Town of Huntington Firefighters Awarded for Bravery
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Story by Steve Silverman
Four volunteer firefighters from Town of Huntington fire departments who went above and beyond the call of duty, were among those honored and presented with Medals of Valor... more

Seven Rescued from Capsized Boat in Huntington Bay
Monday, September 28, 2015
At approximately 10:30 am on Sunday, September 27, 2015, Halesite FD was called for a water rescue at Wincoma point in Huntington Bay.

A boat with seven passengers capsized approximately 100... more

Helicopter Medivacs Halesite Burn Patient
Sunday, September 27, 2015
On 9/26/15 the Halesite Fire Department was called to aid a person who was severely burned on their lower extremities.

Halesite contacted the Suffolk County Police to Medivac the patient to the... more

Halesite FD Dedicates New 9/11 Memorial
Sunday, September 13, 2015
The Halesite Fire Department paid tribute to those lost on 9/11/01 during a ceremony at fire headquarters this past Friday. This year Halesite dedicated its newly created 9/11 Memorial that was... more

Blood Drive and BBQ at the Halesite Fire Department on 8/21/15
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Although blood is essential every day, donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months as people go on vacation. Also, donations from high schools and colleges, which account for 25% of... more

Halesite FD's Maxim Homecoming
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Halesite Fire District has re-acquired it's 1966 Maxim Light Truck, the original "226", from a collector in Wisconsin. Purchased in 1966 as a Heavy Rescue apparatus, it would operate scene... more

Peter C. Magerle Named Eagle Scout
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to annouce that Peter C. Magerle has attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

An Eagle Court of Honor was held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the United Methodist... more

Halesite Swears in Three New Members
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Halesite Fire Department added three new members last Wednesday when Bob Abrahamson, Brandon Vitulli and John Pettit were sworn in by Bob Kocis, Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners. The... more

Halesite Conducts Heavy Rescue Drill at Gershow Recycling
Monday, June 1, 2015
Members of the Halesite Fire Department drilled at Gershow Recycling on Sunday, May 31st. The drill topic was Heavy Rescue with a specific focus around vehicle stabilization.

Halesite sent 17... more

Intense Blaze Guts Huntington Village Office Building
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Long Islander - By Danny Schrafel

Firefighters swarmed on a Huntington village office building Tuesday evening after a two-story office building at 191 New York Ave. was devoured by... more

Halesite Fire Department Battles Attic Fire
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Story by Steve Silverman- from The Huntingtonian
Volunteers from the Halesite Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire on East Neck Road on Saturday morning, May 16, at 10:09 a.m. Upon... more

Engine Company hosting Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale 5/8-5/10
Friday, May 1, 2015
Please come down to the Halesite Fire Department to support the Engine Company's annual Mother's Day Flower Sale. Wonderful flowers, flats, and arrangements will be on sale May 8th - 10th. Raffles... more

Halesite Juniors Take Office
Thursday, April 16, 2015
On Monday April 13th, Chief McConnell swore in the new Officers of Halesite Fire Department's Junior Firefighter Program.

Halesite's Junior Firefighter Program was always envisioned to be run by... more

Letter from the Chief-Natural Gas Emergencies
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Dear Neighbors,

The tragic explosion and building collapse in Manhattan last week reminds us of the dangers of natural gas. Although many homes in the Halesite area are heated by natural gas, very... more

Fire Damages Huntington Village Businesses
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Huntingtonian - Story & Photos by Steve Silverman

The Huntington Fire Department responded to multiple reports of smoke in the vicinity of New Street south of Main Street in Huntington... more

Huntington Town Fire Chief's Council Installation
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Story and Photos by Steve Silverman (originally published in the March 2015 Fire News)


The Town of Huntington Fire Chiefs' Council recently held their annual installation dinner at the... more

Halesite Fire Department Marches in 81st Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Monday, March 9, 2015
Members of the Halesite Fire Department marched in the 81st St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Town of Huntington yesterday.

Halesite's members were led by Chief Dan McConnell, who also is a member... more

Peter Magerle, Jr. Continues Family Tradition and Joins Halesite
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Peter C. Magerle was sworn in as a member last night. Pete joined Halesite's Hook & Ladder Company and is a 4th generation member of our... more

Letter from the Chief-Dryer Safety Tips
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Dear Neighbors,

Did you know that your clothes dryer is probably one of the most dangerous appliances in your home? That's because even when they are working properly, dryers and washing machines... more

Halesite Fire Department Has Another Busy Year
Saturday, January 10, 2015
2014 proved to be another year of keeping our volunteers active. The Department responded to 651 total alarms, making 2014 our second busiest year on record behind 2012 in which members responded to... more

Letter from the Chief: Winter Weather Woes
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Dear Neighbors,

We've been lucky this year with wintry weather; it really hasn't been an issue until this week! Severe winter weather can lead to health and safety challenges. You may have to cope... more

Winter Blood Drive to be held at Halesite FD 1/9/15
Monday, December 29, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting the Long Island Blood Service early in the New Year to conduct our annual winter blood drive. Please join us on Friday, January 9, 2015... more

Halesite FD has a Holly Jolly Weekend
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
On Saturday 12/20, Halesite's trucks escorted Santa, Buddy the Elf and a host of other elves around the Halesite Fire District in Santa's Sleigh. With the intent to visit as many of the children of... more

Halesite Fire Department Announces New Officers for 2014-2015
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Haleiste Fire Department recently completed a series of Department and Company elections. The following Officers will serve in the 2014 - 2015 year:

Chief: Dan McConnell
1st Assistant... more

Halesite Fire Department Launching Junior Firefighter Program
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that it is forming a Junior Firefighter Program. This program is intended to allow teenagers the opportunity to gain technical and life skills not... more

Letter from the Chief-Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
Monday, November 24, 2014
Dear Neighbors,

Thanksgiving is a day for families and friends to come together to share in each other's company, watch some football and enjoy a delicious feast. It's a day where we give thanks... more

Proposed Building Improvement Bond
Friday, November 14, 2014
Dear District Residents,

On Tuesday, December 9th you will be asked to vote on a "Building Improvement Bond". Whenever the fire district asks the taxpayers to fund a project, you should know why... more

'Tis the Season for Giving
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Halesite Fire Department is once again collecting donations of canned food, non-perishables, and toiletries to give to the Family Service League. Located on Park Avenue in... more

Halesite FD Welcomes Betty Wood as New Member
Friday, October 17, 2014
Betty Wood joined the Halesite Fire Department's Hose Rescue Company on October 15th. Betty will be a member of Halesite's Rescue Squad and will pursue her EMT Certification.

Betty is a long time... more

Changing of the Guard at Halesite Fire District
Thursday, October 9, 2014
You might notice a new look as you drive past the front of the Halesite fire house. The truck bay doors have been painted a bright red. But the real change has occurred on the inside.

Walter... more

Huntington Town Disaster Drill Held at Centerport Fire Department
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Story originally posted on the Northport Patch-Adina Genn

Story by Steve Silverman


Over 200 volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel and other emergency responders participated in... more

Fire Prevention Open House 10/5/14
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That's the message behind this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

On... more

Halesite FD Supports Homecoming at Huntington High School
Monday, September 22, 2014
On Saturday, September 20th, the Halesite Fire Department participated in this year's Huntington High School Homecoming Parade. Halesite paraded with a ladder, an engine and Fire Chief's car from St.... more

Summer Blood Drive Produces 64 Pints
Monday, August 25, 2014
A total of 75 people attendend Halesite Fire Department's annual blood last Friday, donating 64 pints, down slightly from 68 last year. Run jointly by the Department's Ladies Auxiliary and the Long... more

Firefighters Respond to Huntington Crash
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Huntingtonian - By Steve Silverman

While returning from the scene of a building fire on Prospect Street in Huntington on Saturday, August 16, firefighters came across an accident on Main... more

Fire at 30 Prospect Street Huntington Village
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The Huntingtonian - Photos and Story by Steve Silverman

Huntington FD Battles Another Blaze in Village
Huntington Fire Department responded to battle a fire in a commercial building at 30... more

James Costanzo joins the Hook and Ladder Company
Friday, August 15, 2014
On Wedesday 8/13/14 James Costanzo was sworn in to the Hook and Ladder Company. James went to college at Morrisville State College near Rochester, NY and specialized in automobile/diesel tech. ... more

Letter from the Chief-College Campus Fire Safety
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Dear Neighbors,

As many of our children prepare to head off to college, we know that no one is more concerned about their safety than you as parents. When they're with you, you make sure your home... more

Halesite Hosting Summer Blood Drive and BBQ
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Although blood is essential every day, donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months as people go on vacation. Also, donations from high schools and colleges, which account for 25% of... more

Dog saves family from raging fire in Huntington, officials say
Monday, August 4, 2014
NEWSDAY
By Ellen Yan & John Valenti
A sleeping family was saved from a fire raging in their Huntington house early Monday after they were awakened by the family dog, fire officials... more

Hands-Only CPR a Hit in Halesite
Monday, July 28, 2014
Last Thursday, July 24th, the Halesite Fire Department hosted a Hands-Only CPR class to educate members of the community on this life saving skill. According to the American Heart Association, adults... more

Letter from the Chief-Summer Bites and Stings: Prevention Tips
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Dear Neighbors,

It's summer and we are loving being outside, but now come the inevitable bites and stings from everything that flies and crawls. Because we don't live in an area with many... more

Halesite FD to Host Free CPR Class-Class is CLOSED!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
UPDATE-Class is full, no walk ins!

Thursday 7/24/14 at 7:00pm at the Halesite Fire House.

This event is open to the public to promote awareness of the life saving capabilities of "Hands Only"... more

Dryer Fire Doused in Huntington
Monday, July 7, 2014
Firefighters extinguished a dryer fire at a Huntington residence on Saturday, July 5, officials said.

Halesite Fire Department volunteers were called to extinguish a fire at a home on Chuck Hollow... more

No Reported Injuries in Halesite Building Fire
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Huntington Patch - Editor, Adina Genn
Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

A commercial building fire in Halesite Monday evening resulted in no reported injuries, authorities said.

The fire at the... more

Mid-Day Car Fire on Kanes Lane in Huntington Bay
Monday, June 23, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department responded to a working car fire on Kanes Lane today at approximately 1:40 pm. A total of 22 members from the department responded to the alarm under the command of Chief... more

Letter from the Chief-Boating Safety Tips
Friday, June 20, 2014
Dear Neighbors,

Summer's here and Huntington Harbor and the surrounding waters become a boater's playground. Whether you cruise on an 80 foot Bertram or an 8 foot kayak, many of the same safety... more

Halesite Fire Department Co-Hosts Free Wills Event for First Responders
Sunday, June 15, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department co-hosted the 7th W.I.L.L.S. ("Working to Instill Life-Long Security") event yesterday, June 14th, along with FASNY, MetLife and the law firm K&L Gates.

During the... more

Justin Chermak Joins Halesite Fire Department
Friday, May 23, 2014
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Justin Chermak of Huntington, NY joined the Halesite Fire Department. Justin works locally and is in the Marine reserves. He was sworn in to the Engine Company by... more

Letter From the Chief-Electrical Safety Month
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Dear Neighbors,

Every year, fire departments in the U.S. respond to over 45,000 fires that were caused by electrical failures. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, these fires resulted... more

SUV Crashes Into Huntington Harbor Behind Halesite Firehouse
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
On Monday, May 19th, at approximately 6:30pm, the Halesite Fire Department was called to a motor vehicle accident behind the firehouse. A white SUV had driven through the park, crashed through the... more

Fire at Black and Blue in Huntington Village
Sunday, May 18, 2014
THE HUNTINGTONIAN - Story & Photos by Steve Silverman
Firefighters from Halesite, Huntington, Huntington Manor, Cold Spring Harbor, Greenlawn and Smithtown battled a blaze at Black and Blue Seafood... more

Halesite Celebrates Chiefs, Officers, and Members at 113th Annual Installation Dinner
Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department held its 113th Annual Installation of Officers on Saturday, April 26th at The Huntington Crescent Club.

The following Department Officers were sworn in during the... more

Halesite Welcomes Two New Members
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that two new members joined the organization last night.

Karlton Nurnberger, formerly of the Island Park Fire Department, joined the Hook &... more

Halesite Called to 2nd Major Fire in Huntington Village
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department was called to a major fire at 330 Main Street Wednesday at approximately 3:20 am. Halesite joined Huntington Manor, Cold Spring Harbor, Melville, Centerport and... more

Letter from the Chief-Lightning Safety Tips
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Dear Neighbors,

There's an old saying to denote something is very unlikely to occur- "You're more likely to be struck by lightning than." Well, the fact of the matter is that lightning strikes... more

Halesite Makes Quick Stop in Huntington Bay
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department was called to "smoke in the vicinity" on Bay Avenue at approximately 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 26th. Soon after arriving in the area, Halesite's first due apparatus,... more

Letter from the Chief-Home Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
It's that moment that no home owner or renter wants to think about; you've just had a disaster in your home. Whether the emergency was a fire of any size, a puff back, or a flood, watching the Fire... more

Halesite FD Holds Ice Rescue Drill
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
On Sunday, February 23rd, Halesite Fire Department held an ice rescue drill in Huntington Harbor. Members wore special equipment and practiced safely removing people from icy waters.

With more... more

Letter from the Chief-The Dangers of Hypothermia
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Everyone knows about winter dangers such as broken bones from falls on ice or breathing problems caused by cold air. But, not everyone knows that cold weather can also lower the temperature inside... more

Halesite Assists Centerport at Wind Driven Fire
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Centerport Fire Department called upon the members of Halesite to assist with a working house fire this afternoon. Halesite's engine was one of several mutual aid companies sent to the scene of... more

Halesite Has Best Blood Drive Since 2007
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Halesite Fire Department held its annual Winter Blood Drive last Friday, January 10th, and had the best results since 2007.

A total of 60 pints were raised this... more

Letter from the Chief-Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Dear Neighbors,

With the weather expected to stay in this "Deep Freeze" for a few more days, here are some helpful tips from the Red Cross, the National Fire Protection Agency, and the National... more

Halesite's Alarms Down 20% in 2013
Thursday, January 2, 2014
The Halesite Fire Department's total alarms in 2013 were 557, down 20% from 691 alarms in 2012. When broken down separately into fire and rescue calls, Halesite's fire calls were 30% lower... more

Halesite to host Annual Winter Blood Drive
Friday, December 27, 2013
Dear Neighbors,

The Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting the Long Island Blood Service early in the New Year to conduct our annual winter blood drive. Please join us on... more

Letter from the Chief-Holiday Safety Tips
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
When most people think about the holidays, family festivities and good cheer likely come to mind. What few of us consider is that the holidays also present an increased risk of home fires. Home fires... more

Halesite Announces New Department Officers
Friday, December 6, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department held its annual election of officers last night. The following people will service for the next year:

Chief - Dan McConnell
1st Assistant Chief - Greg Colonna
2nd... more

Holiday Happenings in Halesite
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dear Friends & Neighbors,

With the holidays now upon us, we want to remind you of events happening at the firehouse:

ANNUAL TREE SALE

Halesite will be holding its annual sale of Christmas... more

Letter from the Chief-Oil Burner Emergencies-Puff Backs
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In the winter months, we get our first really cold nights, and many of our heating systems will kick on for the first time. Usually, this turns out to be an automatic, non-event and we wake up to a... more

Holiday Food Drive
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Giving so that others may Give Thanks

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Halesite Fire Department is once again collecting donations of canned food, non-perishables, and toiletries to give to the Family... more

Carbon Monoxide- The Silent Killer in Your Home
Monday, October 28, 2013
Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking... more

Operation E.D.I.T.H
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
What is Operation E.D.I.T.H.?

E.D.I.T.H. stands for Exit Drills in the Home.
.How would you and your family get out of your home if there was a fire?
.How would they escape from the 2nd or 3rd... more

Halesite's Rescue Squad Officers Elected
Friday, October 4, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department held its Rescue Squad elections last night. The following people will serve for the upcoming year:

Captain - Kate Kuntz
1st Lieutenant - Hank Waldron
2nd Lieutenant... more

Letter from the Chief-Hurricane Preparedness
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Dear Neighbors,

As we learned last year, in the event of a serious storm, local officials and relief workers cannot reach everyone immediately. Help may not arrive for hours or days. Electric... more

Halesite Assists Centerport FD with Mutual Aid
Friday, September 6, 2013
Halesite Fire Department sent one engine to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the early morning hours of September 5th to assist with a fire created by downed wires.

The car accident was... more

Halesite Called to House Fire in Cold Spring Harbor
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Members of the Halesite Fire Department were called by the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department to a house fire on Green Meadow Lane last night. Halesite provided a Rapid Intervention Team to the scene... more

Letter from the Chief-Back to School Safety
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Dear Neighbors,

Today, our kids in grades K-12 are heading back to school. And whether you drive your kids, they board a school bus, walk, bike, or are picked up by friends; this is a good time... more

Halesite Extinguishes House Fire on Abbott Drive
Friday, August 30, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department was called to a house fire on Abbott Drive at approximately 4:00 am Friday morning, August 30th. The fire, which was visible on arrival, caused extensive damage to the... more

Halesite Swears in Heather Baron to Hook & Ladder Company
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Heather Baron was sworn in to the Hook & Ladder Company this morning. She joins Halesite from the Village of Huntington Bay. Heather is the... more

Boat catches fire at the Huntington Yacht Club
Monday, August 26, 2013
Story from Newsday-by Lauren Harrison

A boat caught fire Sunday night at the Huntington Yacht Club, but no one was hurt, officials said.

The Halesite Fire Department received a call for a boat... more

Halesite's Summer Blood Drive Produces 68 Pints
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Halesite Fire Department's annual blood drive produced 68 pints of blood last Friday, up from 59 from last year. Run jointly by the Department's Ladies Auxiliary and the Long Island Blood Service,... more

Letter from the Chief-Tick Bites: Prevention and Treatment
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
There are many different types of ticks on Long Island, some of which are capable of transmitting infections. The risk of developing these infections depends upon the season, type of tick, and, for... more

Halesite Adds 5 New Members
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department added 5 new members to its rolls last evening bringing the Department's total membership to 85 - the highest level in decades. Those sworn in to help their community... more

Halesite Adds 4 New EMTs to Its Ranks
Thursday, August 1, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department is proud to announce that KC Anna, Evan Meyers, Rick Oh, and Dominic Spada have all successfully completed the training required by New York State to become EMT's.

EMT... more

Fire Damages Historic Huntington Home
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Story from The Huntingtonian

The Huntington Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire on Woodbury Road near Snowball Drive early Wednesday morning, July 24, at 1:28 a.m. First... more

Halesite Fire Department to Distribute Free Combination Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detectors to District Residents in Need
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that it will be distributing combination Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detectors with long life batteries to residents of the Halesite Fire District later... more

Halesite Extinguishes Car Fire up Against House
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Halesite firefighters were called this morning to a car fire on Flower Hill Court. The fully involved car was parked up against the garage of an occupied home when responding units arrived. ... more

Halesite Marches in the 2013 Huntington Manor FD Firemen's Parade
Friday, July 19, 2013
Members of the Halesite Fire Department marched in Huntington Manor FD's annual Firemen's Parade this past Wednesday, July 17th. Halesite joined dozens of other organizations including local fire... more

HMFD battles fire and heat; Halesite called for RIT
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Story by Steve Silverman via thehuntingtonian.com

While setting up for their annual fair Sunday morning, July 14, at 11:16 a.m., the Huntington Manor Fire Department responded to a house fire on... more

Halesite Fire Captain Named Deputy Mayor of Huntington Bay
Monday, July 8, 2013
Halesite Fire Department's Engine Company Captain, Dom Spada, was appointed Deputy Mayor during the Village of Huntington Bay's annual organizational meeting on July 8th. Spada, who also serves as... more

Halesite Participates in Several July 4th Celebrations
Friday, July 5, 2013
Members of the Halesite Fire Department had a busy July 4th weekend involving several parades and stand-bys commemorating our country's independence.

On the morning of July 4th, Halesite joined... more

Letter from the Chief-Fireworks Safety
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Dear Neighbors,

With the 4th of July upon us, it's a good time to review the dangers associated with fireworks. Did you know that on an average Independence Day, far more U.S. fires are reported... more

Halesite FD Visits Bay Crest Beach Camp
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Members of the Halesite Fire Department visited Bay Crest Beach today to present fire safety to more than 30 children attending camp. Brad Gaito and Wayne Jeno from Halesite demonstrated equipement... more

Letter from the Chief-Blue Lights
Monday, June 24, 2013
This most recent Letter from Chief Dan McConnell explains the reason volunteer firefighters and EMT's have those blue "courtesy lights" in their cars, and what to do when one drives up behind... more

Learning Lessons From A Superstorm: Police acquire Humvees, municipalities developing emergency plans, Grid using tablets
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
re-posted from longislandernews.com

Story by Mike Koehler

Superstorm Sandy ravaged Long Island in late October, leaving more than a million in the dark and stranded with debris strewn about... more

Huntington Fire Departments and EMS Hold Emergency Drill
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Village Tattler - By Steve Silverman
The Huntington Fire Department and Huntington Community First Aid Squad jointly hosted a town-wide emergency MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) drill to... more

Letter to Residents Announces New Member Open House in Halesite
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Dear Neighbor,

Halesite Fire Department's 2013 recruitment drive is under way, and as the Marine saying goes, we still need a few good men and women. Local residents who were thinking about... more

Halesite Participates in Several Memorial Day Ceremonies
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department paid tribute to veterans over the long weekend by participating in a number of Memorial Day Ceremonies.

On Saturday, Halesite firefighters traveled to the Island Park... more

Letter from the Chief-Pool Safety
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Here’s a tragic statistic- 2,700 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for near-drowning incidents. And about 300 children under age six drown in backyard pools and spas in the... more

Eight Halesite Firefighters Receive Bail-Out Training
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Eight members of the Halesite Fire Department participated in bail-out training at the Syosset Fire Department on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Members were fitted with special bail-out harnesses as... more

Connor McDonald Latest to Join Halesite FD
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to welcome Connor McDonald as its latest member. He was sworn in to the Hook & Ladder Company on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Connor lives locally and works... more

Halesite Fire Department Swears in New Officers for 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department held its 112th Annual Inspection Dinner on Saturday, May 4th at The Huntington Crescent Club. Among the biggest galas in years, Halesite welcomed a new Chief, Dan... more

Medici and Jeno Named Halesite Fire Department 2012 Rookies of the Year
Sunday, May 5, 2013
During its 112th Annual Inspection Dinner on May 4, 2013, Halesite Fire Department named two new members, Steve Medici and Wayne Jeno, Rookies of the Year. Both members have less than two years of... more

Halesite Welcomes New Members Christian and Courtney DeFeo
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Christian Defeo was sworn into the Hook and Ladder Company on Wednesday 4/10/13. He is 18 years old and currently a senior at Huntington High School. He is a big sports fan who follows the NY Giants... more

Letter to Residents: Backyard BBQ Safety
Monday, April 15, 2013
In December 2012, Hannah Storm, a reporter for ESPN, was badly burned while preparing to cook dinner for her children. After wind blew out the flames, propane gas pooled on her grill and became and... more

Halesite Fire Department Welcomes New Member Thomas Thurmond
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Thomas Thurmond joined the Hook & Ladder Company on Wednesday, March 13th. Thurmond, age 19, is a graduate of Huntington High School and is... more

Halesite Called to Two Mutual Aid Fires
Friday, March 15, 2013
Halesite Fire Department was called to help neighboring fire departments at two recent fires.

The first, on February 28th, was a request from the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department. Halesite... more

Halesite Called to Outside Fire on East Main Street
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department was dispatched to an outdoor fire at 77 East Main Street on Wednesday, March 13th.

Upon arrival, members found bags of shredded newspaper in various stages of fire. ... more

Ex-Chief Andy Magerle Appointed Halesite Commissioner
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Halesite's most recent Ex-Chief, Andy Magerle, was appointed Commissioner of the Halesite Fire District this past Wednesday, March 13th. Commissioner Magerle, photgraphed at right, will serve until... more

Halesite Marches in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Monday, March 11, 2013
Members of the Halesite Fire Department marched in the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade last Sunday. For many of Halesite's newest members, this was their first parade. It was also the first parade... more

Halesite Firefighters Compete in St. Patrick's Day Race
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Twelve members of the Halesite Fire Department participated this morning in the St. Patrick's Day 4 mile run organized by the Townwide Fund of Huntington. Ten members made up two teams that competed... more

Letter from the Chief-Smoke Detectors
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Smoke alarms save lives.

There is no doubt about that. Just a few weeks ago here in Halesite, we responded to a small fire at 4AM, that, had it not been for the smoke alarm, would have gone... more

Halesite Re-certifies Three EMTs
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that three of its Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have re-certified their license. These members are Joe Grant, Kate Kuntz and Alex... more

Next generation of Magerles joins Halesite Fire Dept.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TIMES BEACON RECORD-Written By Karen Forman

Casey Magerle becomes fourth generation, and first woman, in her family in fire department

Much has changed since 1954. Back then, Marilyn Monroe... more

Halesite Joins with Townwide Fund to Create a New "Firefighter Category" in this Year's St. Patrick's Day Run
Sunday, February 17, 2013
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The Halesite Fire Department has joined with the Townwide Fund of Huntington... more

NY Jets Great Freeman McNeil Visits Halesite Firehouse
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Former NY Jets Running Back, Freeman McNeil, visited Halesite's firehouse on February 12th to sign one of eight game footballs given to him during his NFL career. The football, given to McNeil... more

Chief's Message to Residents: Safety Tips for After the Blizzard
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Dear Neighbors,

Yesterday's blizzard reminds us to be vigilant about safety in the days and weeks to come:

* Please operate generators safety. They should not be run inside your home... more

Halesite Provides Mutual Aid at Two Cold Spring Harbor Fires
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Members of the Halesite Fire Department recently provided assistance at two separate fires in Cold Spring Harbor. On January 11th, Halesite sent an engine crew to stand-by at Cold Spring Harbor Fire... more

Halesite Firefighters Take the Plunge
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department held an ice rescue drill on Sunday, January 27th, in Huntington Harbor. Members took turns putting on special Mustang survival suits and practiced rescuing victims... more

Halesite Fire Department Welcomes Four New Members
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
In the last few months, Halesite Fire Department has added four new members: Casey Magerle, a student at SUNY Farmingdale; Eric Ferber, a student at Nassau Community College; Brent Filippini, a... more

Halesite Welcomes New Member Brent Filippini
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to welcome new member, Brent Filippini,who joined the Hook & Ladder Company tonight. Brent is a Senior at Huntington High School who will be attending Cornell... more

Donations Up at Halesite's Winter Blood Drive
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary held its Winter Blood Drive today in conjunction with the Long Island Blood Service. A total of 43 pints were donated - up from 36 last January. We... more

Halesite Expands Paramedic Coverage
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that it is expanding its paramedic coverage to include weekends.

Effective January 5, 2013, the Centerport Fire Department, through an... more

2012 is Record Year for Alarms
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Halesite Fire Department responded to 691 calls in 2012, making it the busiest year on record.

There were a total of 319 fire calls, up from 2011's 276, and 372 rescue alarms, which was also... more

Colder Weather Sparks Two Fires in Halesite
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department responded to two fires so far this month brought on by the colder weather.

On Friday, December 7th, Halesite Responded to a structure fire on North New York Avenue in... more

Halesite Welcomes New Member Casey Magerle
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Casey Magerle has joined the Hook & Ladder Company. Casey is a third generation Magerle family member in Halesite and continues a proud... more

Halesite Elects New Chiefs
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department held its annual elections last night. The Department office holders for the upcoming year are as follows:

Chief - Dan McConnell
1st Assistant Chief - Greg... more

Christmas Tree Sale & More This Weekend
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Dear Friends & Neighbors,

With the holidays now upon us, now is a good time to let you know what's going on at the firehouse:

ANNUAL TREE SALE
Halesite will be holding its annual sale of... more

Halesite participates in 3rd Annual Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department participated in the 3rd annual Holiday Parade in Huntington Village on Saturday night. The parade, organized by Huntington and Huntington Manor Fire Departments, brought... more

Halesite Sends Ladder Truck to Island Park for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Members of the Halesite Fire Department stood-by at Island Park Fire Department in Nassau County on Thanksgiving. One ladder truck was sent for a full 24-hour tour, marking the second time in a... more

Chief's Message to Residents about Halesite FD's Storm Response
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dear Residents,

As we return to our normal routines following Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent Nor’easter, I thought you’d like to know how your fire department performed during these two major... more

Halesite's Ladies Auxiliary Launches Food Drive
Monday, November 12, 2012
Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary has launched a Food Drive to support the Family Service League during the 2012 holiday season. Residents are encouraged to drop donations off at... more

Halesite Assists at Maternity Call in Huntington Station
Monday, November 5, 2012
Amid the destruction and wide spread power outage following Hurricane Sandy, Halesite responded to a Mutual Aid rescue call for an active maternity in Huntington Station on Sunday November 5th at... more

2012 Fire Prevention Open House is Wet, but Fun
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department's 2012 Fire Prevention Open House was somewhat soggy but a success nonetheless. Members from all around the community visited Halesite's fire headquarters to meet our... more

Halesite Announces New Rescue Squad Officers
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce its new Rescue Squad Officers effective October 4, 2012:

Kate Kuntz, Captain
Joe Grant, 1st Lieutenant
Jesse Sammis, 2nd Lieutenant

Rescue... more

Halesite Sets Date for 2012 Fire Prevention Open House
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety?

According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans... more

Boater Saved After Going Into Diabetic Shock
Monday, August 6, 2012
Huntington Patch - Rich Jacques

Two Huntington bay constables spearheaded a group effort to help save the life of a boater who had gone into diabetic shock in Huntington Harbor on Sunday.

Town... more

Halesite Rescues Osprey Caught in Antenna
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department was called to an unusual alarm yesterday afternoon for an Osprey caught in a television antenna. The large bird got its leg and one talon caught while perched atop the... more

Halesite Welcomes Two New Members
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department welcomed two new members to its rolls on July 23rd. Greg Guy, formerly a volunteer firemen at Roslyn Highlands in Nassau County, joined the Hook & Ladder Company. Evan... more

Halesite Welcomes New Member Richard Oh
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Richard Oh joined the Hook and Ladder Company on July 11th. Richard and and his wife Dianne have three children, Andrew (17), Justin (14)... more

Halesite Takes Delivery of New Mini-Pumper
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department took delivery last week of a new mini-pumper manufactured by Ferrara. The apparatus, which will be known as 222, has a 500 gallon tank and can pump up to 1,000 gallons... more

Halesite Launches 2012 New Member Recruitment Drive
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department’s annual recruitment drive is now under way. As a result of last year’s record-setting recruitment campaign there are only a few openings available. Local residents who... more

Halesite Fire Department Adds 5 New EMTs to its Ranks
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that 5 of its members recently passed the NYS Basic EMT-D course. These new EMTs are:

Carolyn Corkett
Jessica Kitzen
Stephen Medici
Lucy... more

Halesite Extinguishes Dryer Fire at The Crescent Club
Monday, June 18, 2012
Approximately 30 members of the Halesite Fire Department responded to an early morning dryer fire at the Huntington Crescent Club on Monday, June 18th.

The fire, which occurred in a commercial... more

Halesite Welcomes Two New Members
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Bob Cirillo and Ryan Pavelka joined the Engine Company on June 13th. more

Halesite Hosts Firefighter 1 Training Program
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Suffolk County Fire Training Academy selected the Halesite Fire Department to hold one of its main course offering this year. Firefighter 1 is the formal training requirement new firefighters must... more

Halesite Holds 2012 Memorial Day Services
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Members of the Halesite Fire Department participated in a variety of services this past weekend to commemorate Memorial Day, 2012.

On Saturday, May 26th, members paid their respects to former... more

KC Anna Joins the Halesite Fire Department
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that KC Anna joined the Hose Rescue Company on May 9, 2012. KC is the 15th new member to join Halesite in the past 12 months.

A 14-year... more

Women In The Line Of Fire
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Long Islander|By Mike Koehler

Chiefs call female firefighters an ‘asset’ to departments
In a field dominated by men, there are many female firefighters in the area who aren’t afraid to gear... more

Haleiste Fire Department Holds its 111th Annual Inspection Dinner
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department held its 111th Annual Inspection Dinner on May 5th at The Harbor Club. Approximately 120 members, family, friends and dignitaries were on hand to watch and celebrate the... more

Ex-Commissioner Frank Stalzer Named Halesite's Firefighter of the Year
Sunday, May 6, 2012
During its 111th Annual Inspection Dinner at the Harbor Club on May 5, 2012, Ex-Commissioner and former Hook & Ladder Company member Frank Stalzer was named Halesite's Firefighter of the Year for... more

Mike Conforti Honored as Halesite Fire Department's Rookie of the Year for 2011
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Hose Rescue Company member Mike Conforti was named 2011 Rookie of the Year during its annual Inspection Dinner at the Harbor Club on May 5,... more

Hank Waldron is Halesite's 2011 Rescue Person of the Year
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department named Hose Rescue Company member Hank Waldron Rescue Person of the Year at its annual Inspection Dinner at the Harbor Club on May 5, 2012.

In announcing the award, 1st... more

Halesite Welcomes New Member Alex Niedziela
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Alex Niedziela joined the Engine Company last month. He comes to us with nine years of experience at the Carle Place Fire Department in... more

21 Halesite Members Receive President's Volunteer Service Award
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On May 1, 2012, 21 members of the Halesite Fire Department received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The recognition was started under President Bush as a way to thank and honor Americans... more

Halesite Mourns the Loss of Ex-Chief John H. Newell, Jr.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department mourns the loss of Ex-Chief and 73-year member John “Butch” Newell, Jr. He passed away yesterday at the age of 94.

Butch was the second of three generations of... more

Aiming to Boost Fire Department Volunteers
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Newsday-By Joye Brown

Jessica Kitzen, mother of three, decided to become a firefighter after reading a recruiting letter from the Halesite Fire Depart-

ment last year. But first Kitzen sought... more

Halesite Supports FASNY's RecruitNY Campaign to Grow Membership in Volunteer Fire Departments
Thursday, April 12, 2012
As part of National Volunteer Week, April 15th – 21st, FASNY (Firemen's Association of the State of New York) is encouraging all volunteer fire departments to open their doors on April 21st and 22nd... more

Halesite Fire Department Helps Fight East End Wildfires
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department joined with over 100 volunteer fire departments from Suffolk and Nassau Counties to fight wildfires in Ridge and Manorville. A total of 10 volunteer firemen from... more

Bishop and Israel Announce $791,600 Federal Fire Grant for Smithtown, Kings Park, Melville, Halesite, and Centerport Fire Departments
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Publisher: Targeted News Services

Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, D-N.Y. (1st CD), issued the following news release:

Congressmen Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) announced... more

Halesite Assists at Huge Lloyd Harbor Blaze
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Halesite was one of six fire departments called by Chief Ken Cochrane of the Huntington Fire Department to assist in battling a residential structure fire deep inside Lloyd Harbor yesterday. The... more

Early Morning MVA in Halesite
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Members of the Halesite Fire Department were called to a motor vehicle accident at 3:16 am Saturday morning, March 17th. A car traveling west on 25A lost control and rolled from Maple Hill roll over... more

Halesite Marches in the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Monday, March 12, 2012
Chief Andy Magerle led Halesite's contingent to the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade yesterday in Huntington. A total of 47 members participated in the parade--one of the largest turnouts by Halesite... more

Patient Evacuated to Stony Brook Medical Center via Helicopter
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Members of the Halesite Fire Department responded to a victim of a fall on Saturday morning, March 10th, at the rear of Halesite Plaza on Route 110. An adult male fell from the roof and was... more

Seven Halesite Members Complete Ladder Operations Course
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Halesite Fire Deparment is pleased to congratulate the following seven members who recently completed the Ladder Company Operations course given by the Suffolk County Fire Academy:

Joe... more

Halesite Member Gets EMT-B Certification
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Brad Gaito is the Department's latest member to receive Basic EMT certification. This is a significant achievement given the large number of... more

Halesite Caps Busy Super Bowl Sunday with Working House Fire
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department capped a busy Super Bowl Sunday with a working fire on Fort Hill Road in Huntington at 4:38 am early Monday morning. The fire was called in by the homeowner who... more

Halesite's Hose Rescue Company Sets Records with 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Halesite Fire Department's Hose Rescue Company set several new records during its 7th Annual Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast earlier today.

Nearly 350 residents and their children came to the... more

Hydrant and Telephone Pole Damaged in Early Morning Motor Vehicle Accident in Halesite
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department was called to a water emergency at 3:30 am this morning on Vineyard Road and Baywood. Upon arrival, Chief Andy Magerle came upon a single car Motor Vehicle Accident -... more

Halesite Welcomes New Member Tom Scheff
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to welcome Tom Scheff to the fire department. He joined the Engine Company on January 11th. more

Halesite's Winter Blood Drive Produces 53 Pints
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Halesite Fire Department's annual Winter Blood Drive held on Friday, January 6th was a success. The drive, sponsored by Halesite's Ladies Auxiliary and the Long Island Blood Service, drew 56... more

Halesite Captain Appointed Village Trustee
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Halesite Fire Department Captain Dominic Spada was recently appointed Huntington Bay Trustee by Mayor Herb Marrow to fill out the rest of term formerly held by John McCusker. Mr. McCusker resigned... more

2011 Children's Holiday Party a Success
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department's annual Children's party was a success with more than 97 children from around the Fire District in attendance yesterday.

This year the party featured Casey Carle's... more

Department Officers Re-Elected in Halesite
Friday, December 9, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department held its annual election last night and the existing slate of Officers were re-elected. Below are the Department's Officers for 2012:

Chief - Andy Magerle
1st... more

Halesite's Ladies Auxiliary Raising Money for Family Service League
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary will be selling hot chocolate and cookies during the department's upcoming Christmas Tree sale on December 9th & 10th. Proceeds will benefit the Family... more

Halesite Marches in 2011 Holiday Parade
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department participated in the 2nd annual Holiday Parade in Huntington Village last night. The parade, organized by Huntington and Huntington Manor Fire Departments, brought... more

Halesite Supports Harbor Boat Parade
Friday, November 25, 2011
Members of the Halesite Fire Department lent their support to the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society this evening during its 2nd annual Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights.

Coffee, hot... more

Halesite Welcomes New Member Dan Harman
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to welcome Dan Harman to the fire department. He joined the Hook & Ladder Company last evening. more

Two Car MVA on Huntington Bay Road
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Halesite responded to a motor vehicle accident last night involving two cars at the intersection of Huntington Bay Road and Golf Lane. A single passenger from each car was transported by the... more

This Weekend: Change Clocks, Change Batteries
Friday, November 4, 2011
This weekend is Daylight Savings Time. As a reminder, when you change your clocks also be sure to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The reason is... more

6 New Recruits Begin EMT Training
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
On Tuesday, November 2nd, six of Halesite Fire Department's latest members began their Basic EMT training at the East Northport Fire Department. The course will involve a combination of classroom... more

Halesite's Ladies Auxiliary Launches Drive to Support Family Service League
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary has launched two separate drives to support the Family Service League during the 2011 holiday season. Both allow residents to drop donations off at... more

Halesite Responds to Motor Vehicle Accident
Monday, October 31, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department was called to a motor vehicle accident Sunday night October 30th. The crash involved two cars at the intersection of Cove Rd. and Huntington Bay Rd. Halesite's... more

Hose Handling Drill at Halesite Fire Department
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department conducted a hose handling drill on Sunday, October 23rd, at the Flower Hill School. Halesite's newest members drilled on all steps involved in putting an attack line into... more

Open House 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department hosted approximately 150 residents and their families at its annual Open House this past Friday. Chief Magerle oversaw Halesite's annual fire prevention open house... more

Halesite Responds to Two Dryer Fires
Monday, October 17, 2011
The month of October has brought a change in seasons and also a series of dryer fires in our area. The first occured on October 4, 2011 and the second last night. Both fires occurred in Bay Hills... more

Drilling on Sunday Mornings
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday mornings are typically when members of the Halesite Fire Department train on new equipment, apparatus and tactics. This past Sunday training ranged from orienting new members to Halesite's... more

October is Fire Prevention Month
Monday, October 17, 2011
October is Fire Prevention Month. As such, residents are reminded to take time out to review fire safety procedures with their families. Here are some ways to do so:

Test smoke detectors and... more

Halesite Welcomes Two New Members
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that Wayne Jeno and Rachel Smith joined the Halesite Fire Department's Engine Company last Wednesday. They were sworn in by Larry Northcote,... more

Halesite's Antique Ahrens Fox Attends Benefit Gala
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Halesite's 1924 Ahrens Fox truck was on display with several other historic cars of the same era. When the Caumsett Foundation learned that the department was still in possession of such a treasure,... more

Halesite Participates in Mass Casualty Incident Drill
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thirteen members of the Halesite Fire Department joined neighboring agencies in a mock Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) drill yesterday in Huntington Station.

The scenario involved a fire and... more

Newsday - Halesite Fire Department Gets 9 New Members
Sunday, September 18, 2011
By Jennifer Barrios
Nine new members have joined the ranks of the Halesite Fire Department, after the department conducted an extensive recruitment campaign this summer.

The volunteer department... more

Halesite Swears In 8 New Members
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that eight local residents joined its organization tonight. The new members are:

Carolyn Corkett
Brad Gaito
Jessica Kitzen
Steve... more

Halesite Participates in Greenlawn FD Parade
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Members of the Halesite Fire Department participated in the Greenlawn Fire Department's annual parade this week. Members marched through the village of Greenlawn to much applause and well wishes. ... more

Hurricane Irene Keeps Halesite Firefighters Busy
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Members of the Halesite Fire Department were very busy responding to calls during Hurricane Irene this past weekend. Members responded to a total of 48 calls during the storm, most involving downed... more

Preparing for Hurricane Irene
Thursday, August 25, 2011
With Hurricane Irene heading towards our area, here are some tips on how to prepare courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

Water - at least 1 gallon daily per... more

Halesite Respondes to Two MVA's in Five Days
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Members of the Halesite Fire Department were called to two separate motor vehicle accidents this week that both required use of the "Jaws of Life" to gain access to victims.

The first accident... more

Halesite Hones Skills at Yaphank
Friday, August 12, 2011
Members of the Halesite Fire Department honed their hose handling skills during the Tank Car exercise at the Suffolk County Training Academy in Yaphank, NY yesterday. The tank car, pictured at... more

Halesite Trains on New PETZL Bail Out System
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Twenty members of the Halesite Fire Department trained on the new PETZL bail out system at Huntington Manor Fire Department's Station #3 today. Members trained for seven hours on Sunday and... more

Halesite Provides Mutual Aid to Cold Spring Harbor for Fire on Crane Court
Friday, August 5, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department was called to a working fire earlier this morning at a private residence on Crane Court. Cold Spring Harbor First Assistant Chief, Bill Tremblay, requested a ladder... more

Monthly Chief's Message to Residents for August 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
This month’s message is on lightning safety.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Summer is the peak time of the year for lightning strikes and lightning fires. Here’s how... more

Halesite Provides Rapid Intervention Team to Huntington Social Fire
Saturday, July 30, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department was called on by Chief Brian Riggs of the Huntington Fire Department to provide a Rapid Intervention Team at the Huntington Social fire last night. Halesite responded... more

Severe Weather Strikes Long Island's North Shore
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Severe thunderstorms and wind driven downpours hit the North Shore of Long Island late yesterday causing many alarms for the fire service. Halesite was called to wires burning on Bay Avenue. Upon... more

Newsday - Halesite FD uses social media to recruit
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
By JENNIFER BARRIOS
When its membership dwindled to 60 -- the lowest number since 1985 -- the Halesite Fire Department decided to use a 21st century tool to reach out to the small community of... more

Halesite Stands-By at Huntington FD During Fire at Waldbaum's
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department sent one engine to Huntington Fire Department's headquarters last night to stand-by during a fire at a refrigeration unit in Waldbaum's Supermarket. The fire, which was... more

Halesite's Recruitment Open House Events a Success
Friday, July 22, 2011
1st Assistant Chief and membership coordinator, Dan McConnell, declared Halesite's two recruitment open house events a success as 15 people from the community came down to learn about what it means... more

Halesite Pays Tribute to Local Boy Scout
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Members of the Halesite Fire Department mourn the loss of Patrick Hannon, age 10, who died suddenly on a camping trip in Rhode Island on Saturday, July 16th.

Patrick lived with his family in the... more

Halesite Members Attend Firehouse Expo in Baltimore
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Chief Andy Magerle led a contingent of five firefighters and officers to the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, MD this week. Over 1,000 firefighters from mainly the East Coast of the United States will... more

Huntington Buzz.TV - Electrical Fire Breaks Out at FoodWorx
Monday, July 11, 2011
Nadia R. Seegobin

A shocking electrical one-alarm fire broke out this past Sunday at Foodworx 24-Hour Deli on East Main Street as employee Naiserg Patel was in the middle of helping a customer.... more

Halesite Responds to Motor Vehicle Accident with Rollover
Friday, July 1, 2011
At approximately 7:30 am July 1st, members of the Halesite Fire Department were called to a motor vehicle accident on Fort Hill Road. A driver had lost control of his vehicle and rolled it over on... more

Halesite Hones Extrication Skills at Gershow Recycling
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Gershow Recycling graciously opened its doors once again to Halesite, allowing firefighters to hone their extrication skills at their yard in Huntington Station. A total of seven firefighters, under... more

2011 Recruitment Drive Now in Progress
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department has officially launched its recruitment drive for 2011. To support this year's initiative, Halesite is holding two new member open house events in July. These events... more

Huntington Patch - Police & Fire
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Car Tangled in Wires
Driver escapes frightening scene Tuesday in Huntington Bay
A Toyota sedan traveling northbound became tangled in wires on Huntington Bay Road Tuesday.

The incident occurred... more

Halesite's Members Train on Vehicle Extrication
Monday, June 13, 2011
Over 20 members of the Halesite Fire Department turned out last Sunday, June 12th, to drill on vehicle extrication techniques. Members worked with numerous tools including the Hurst "Jaws of Life"... more

Monthly Chief's Message to Residents for June 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Dear Neighbors,

The weather has finally warmed so many of us are cooking outside again. While this is a welcomed change, it’s important to keep fire safety in mind when barbecuing. Here’s... more

Follow Halesite's Chief on Twitter
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Chief Andy Magerle of the Halesite Fire Department has established a Twitter account to further engage the community through social media. You can follow him @HalesiteChief for news updates about the... more

Halesite Responds to Two Fire Calls in the Overnight
Monday, May 30, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department responded to two fire calls in the overnight hours between Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30, 2011.

The first alarm occurred at Grasso's Restaurant where Halesite... more

Chief Andy Magerle Leads Halesite in Annual Memorial Day Parade Tribute
Monday, May 30, 2011
Chief of Department, Andy Magerle, led several dozen Halesite firefighters in the Town of Huntington's annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 30, 2011. Halesite was proud to march alongside... more

Halesite Pays Tribute to Armed Services on Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department paid tribute to the Armed Services of the Unite States on Sunday, May 30, 2011. After participating in the annual Memorial Day parade in the Town of Huntington, members... more

Halesite Swears in New Officers for 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department held its annual Installation Dinner this past Saturday at the Harbor Club in Halesite, NY. Sworn in were the Department's Chief Officers, Department Officers and Line... more

Halesite Names Ex-Chief Kurt Martin as 2010 Firefighter of the Year
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department named Ex-Chief Kurt Martin as its 2010 Firefighter of the Year during the Department's annual Installation Dinner held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Harbor Club. ... more

Kate Kuntz and Joe Grant Recognized as 2010 Rookies of the Year
Saturday, May 14, 2011
During Halesite's annual Installation Dinner held last Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Harbor Club, two people were recognized as "Rookies of the Year". This award is given to members with five or... more

Frank Stalzer Honored as Rescue Member of the Year
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department honored Commissioner Frank Stalzer as Rescue Member of the Year during its annual Installation Dinner at the Harbor Club on May 14, 2011.

In his remarks recognizing... more

Halesite Names Gold & Silver Award Recipients
Saturday, May 14, 2011
During its annual Installation Dinner at the Harbor Club this past Saturday, May 14, 2011, Halesite named its Silver and Gold award recipients. These awards, in their third year, honor members who... more

Halesite's Hook & Ladder Company the 2010 Company of the Year
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Halesite's Hook & Ladder Company was named the Department's 2010 Company of the Year in a ceremony at the Harbor Club on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Company of the Year is a relatively new award that is... more

Halesite Marks Years of Service Achievements for Five Members
Saturday, May 14, 2011
At its annual Installation Dinner this past Saturday, May 14, 2011, Chief Andy Magerle recognized the following people for reaching key years of service milestones at the Halesite Fire Department in... more

Halesite Participates in Extrication Tournament Honoring Fallen Firefighter
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Haleiste Fire Department was pleased to be one of nearly two dozen fire departments from around Long Island to take part in the Fourth Annual Chuck Varese Vehicle Extrication Tournament on... more

Halesite Extinguishes Late Morning Basement Fire on Bay Avenue
Saturday, May 7, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department was alerted by a neighbor to a basement fire on Bay Avenue in Huntington Bay last Saturday, May 7, 2011. Twenty-seven firefighters under the command of Chief Andy... more

Mother's Day Flower Sale this Weekend
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Please come down to the Halesite Fire Department this weekend to support the Engine Company's annual Mother's Day Flower Sale. Wonderful flowers, flats, and arrangements will be on sale May 7th -... more

Halesite Provides Engine to Fire at King Kullen
Saturday, April 30, 2011
On April 30, 2011, the Halesite Fire Department was called to provide an engine to the Huntington Fire Department for a fire at King Kullen. The fire broke out in a freezer off of the meat... more

Halesite Provides Ladder to Huntington Village Fire
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
1st Assistant Chief Kenny Cochrane of Huntington Fire Department called Halesite and Huntington Manor on April 20, 2011 to help with a kitchen fire at the XO Wine and Chocolate Bar in Huntington... more

Hook & Ladder Company to hold "Comedy for a Cause" Comedy Night
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
To benefit members of Halesite Fire Department's Hook & Ladder Company. The event will take place Saturday, April 30th, 7pm at Halesite Fire Dept. For more information and to make reservations... more

Hose Company to hold Pancake Breakfast on Superbowl Sunday
Friday, February 4, 2011
To benefit members of Halesite Fire Department's Hose Rescue Company, there will be a Superbowl Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, February 6th, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Residents and their family... more

Ice Storm Downs Wires in Huntington Bay
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Members of the Halesite Fire Department responded to several weather related alarms during today's ice storm including some involving downed wires. One in particular occurred on Bay Road in... more

Halesite Urges Residents to Clear Snow Around Fire Hydrants
Friday, January 28, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department urges residents to remember clearing snow from around fire hydrants following the most recent winter storm. With nearly record levels of snow accumulation over the past... more

Halesite Extinguishes Car Fire During Winter Storm
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Halesite firefighters responded to a car fire during the winter storm Wednesday night, January 26th, on East Main Street across form Randau. A total of 12 members responded to the engine compartment... more

Halesite Responds to House Fire
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department responded to a house fire on Ketewomoke Drive early Thursday morning, January 20, 2011. A total of 29 members under the command of Chief Andy Magerle extinguished a fire... more

Halesite Joins Local Departments at Ice Rescue Drill
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department participated in a multi-agency ice rescue drill on Saturday, January 15, 2011, in the water off Heron Park in Centerport. Organized by Centerport Fire Department's 1st... more

Halesite Responds to Car Fire on Cove Road
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department was called to a car fire Tuesday afternoon on Cove Road in Huntington. A total of 17 members responded to the alarm under the command of 1st Assistant Chief Dan... more

Winter Blood Drive a Success
Friday, January 7, 2011
Halesite Fire Department's Winter Blood Drive on January 7, 2011 was a success despite snow fall, cold temperatures and slick road conditions. According to the Ladies Auxiliary, a total of 47 pints... more

2010 Fourth Busiest On Record for Halesite
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Halesite Fire Department responded to 559 alarms in 2010, making it the fourth busiest year on record. There were a total of 206 fire calls, up slightly from 2009's 191, and 353 rescue alarms,... more

Services Set for Former 35-Year Member Bill Bilzi
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Visitation for former 35-Year member Bill Bilzi will take place at the M.A. Connell Funeral Home from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Friday, January 7, 2011. The M.A. Connell Funeral... more

Halesite Mourns the Loss of Former Commissioner Bill Bilzi
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The Officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department mourn the loss of A. William “Bill” Bilzi, a former member of the Halesite Fire Department that served for 35 years.

Bill Bilzi joined... more

Halesite Welcomes New Member Kevin Kelly
Friday, December 31, 2010
The Officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department are pleased to welcome Kevin Kelly to our organization. He was sworn in today as a member of the Hook & Ladder Company. Kevin is one of... more

Halesite's Winter Blood Drive is January 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department and its Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring its annual Winter Blood Drive on Friday, January 7, 2011 from 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm at 1 North New York Avenue in Halesite.... more

Halesite Serves as Rapid Intervention Team at Centerport Blizzard Fire
Monday, December 27, 2010
Centerport Chief Bob Ciafardoni requested a Rapid Intervention Team from Halesite during the height of the blizzard last Sunday, December 26, 2010. Nine members from Halesite responded to the scene... more

Halesite Re-Certifies 11 EMTs
Monday, December 20, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department recently re-certified 11 new Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), the largest number at a single time. The re-certified EMTs are:

Greg Colonna
Keith Freda
Roger... more

Family Service League Toy Drive a Huge Success
Monday, December 20, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary recently completed a toy drive on behalf of the Family Service League. Called "Project Toy", the Ladies Auxiliary promoted the drive at local... more

Kocis Re-Elected Fire Commissioner
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Robert Kocis was re-elected to the Board of Fire Commissioners during the District election last night. He will serve a full five year term. Kocis, current Chairman of the Board of Fire... more

2010 Children's Holiday Party Features Snakes, Snapping Turtles and, Oh Yes, Santa
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department hosted its annual Children's Holiday party Sunday, December 12, 2010, at fire headquarters. This year's party featured the usual array of cookies, candy and Santa. But... more

Halesite's Chiefs Sworn In For New Term
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The current Chiefs of the Halesite Fire Department were sworn in for another term on Thursday, December 9, 2010, following the annual Department elections. Below are the Department Officers for... more

Danny Wilbur Named Honorary Chief of the Halesite Fire Department
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department is proud to announce that Danny Wilbur was sworn in as Honorary Chief during a ceremony on December 9, 2010 at fire headquarters. Danny is the son of Ex-Chief Pete... more

Halesite Supports The Family Service League's "Project Toy"
Monday, December 6, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department, along with its Ladies Auxiliary, is proud to sponsor the Family Service League's "Project Toy" during this holiday season.

Please help us put "giving" back into the... more

"Buddy the Elf" Appears in Huntington's Holiday Parade
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department and their families were delighted to participate in the 1st Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting last evening, November 27, 2010, in Huntington Village. ... more

Scholarships Awarded to Children of Halesite Ex-Chiefs
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Huntington Fire Chiefs Council recently presented scholarships awards to six students at a ceremony held at the Northport Fire Department. The six recipients, selected at random from 85... more

Halloween Brush Fire in Halesite
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department responded to a small brush fire last Sunday, October 31, 2010, on Cove Road. Members responded with one pumper and quickly extinguished the fire. Pictured at... more

Halesite Mourns the Loss of Ex-Chief and WWII Veteran Andrew V. Blanda
Friday, October 29, 2010
The Officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department mourn the loss of Ex-Chief and WWII Veteran Andrew V. Blanda. He passed away on October 29, 2010. At the family's request, Ex-Chief Blanda... more

Halesite Fire Department Visits Flower Hill Primary School
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department met recently with local kindergarteners at the Flower Hill Primary School to review fire safety practices. Students were given the chance to sit inside the... more

2010 Open House a Success
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Chief Andy Magerle of the Halesite Fire House pronounced its 2010 Open House a success last night despite the chilly air and light rain. Over 100 residents and their children came by the firehouse... more

Halesite Ambulance Crew Receives Proclamations from Town of Huntington
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Members of the ambulance crew that delivered a baby in the back of its rig during the summer were recognized on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 by the Huntington Town Board.

Pictured with the Board at... more

Halesite Fire Department Establishes Public Information Office
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Chief Andy Magerle recently established a Public Information Office to help consolidate and streamline communication to key audiences of the Halesite Fire Department. Led by 1st Assistant Chief Dan... more

Halesite Drills at Flower Hill School
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department conducted their monthly drill at Flower Hill School this past Sunday, September 19th, focusing on basic truck operations. The members were split into two... more

Halesite Swears In 8 New Members
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that eight local residents joined its organization tonight. The new members are:

Carolyn Corkett
Brad Gaito
Jessica Kitzen
Steve... more

Halesite Fire Department Mourns Ex-Chief and 62-Year Member Harry Hyne
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department are mourning the loss of Ex-Chief and 62-Year member Harry Hyne. Harry passed away last Sunday, September 5, 2010, after a lengthy... more

Memorial Service for 62-Year Member and Ex-Chief Harry Hyne
Monday, September 6, 2010
It is with deep regret that the officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department announce the passing of Ex-Chief and 62-Year Member, Harry Hyne. Firematic Services will occur at the following... more

Halesite Hones Extrication Techniques at Gershow Recycling
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department conducted two vehicle extrication drils this month at Gershow Recycling in Huntington Station. Ex-Chiefs Mike Magerle and Tom Holly led the training where... more

Halesite Mourns Loss of Honorary Chief and 73 Year Member Walter Lockwood
Monday, August 16, 2010
The officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department mourn the loss of one of their most senior firefighters and much beloved members, Honorary Chief Walter J. Lockwood. At his death this past... more

Funeral Arrangements for Honorary Chief and 73 Year Member Walter Lockwood
Sunday, August 15, 2010
It is with deep regret that we announce Honorary Chief and 73 Year Member of the Halesite Fire Department, Walter Lockwood, has answered has last alarm. Firematic Services will occur at the... more

Halesite Members Conduct Fire Prevention Training at Bay Crest Beach Club
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department visited the day camp at Bay Crest Beach August 5th on a good will visit promoting fire safety and prevention. Organized by Lieutenant Erik Weber, camp... more

Halesite Adds 5 New EMTs in 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce that five of its members have been recently certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. These members are:

Joe Grant
John Hardiman
Kate... more

Halesite Mourns Ex-Chief Adam Maliszewski - Father of the Department's Ambulance Service
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The Officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department mourn the loss of Ex-Chief and 39-Year member Adam Maliszewski.

While Ex-Chief Maliszewski moved away from the Halesite Fire District... more

Funeral Arrangements for Ex-Chief Adam Maliszewski
Monday, July 26, 2010
Officers and members of the Halesite Fire Department mourn the loss of Ex-Chief and 39-Year member Adam Maliszewski. Firematic Services will occur at the following location on Wednesday, July 28,... more

Halesite Firefighters Deliver Baby
Friday, July 23, 2010
Halesite firefighters responded to a mutual aid rescue call in Huntington Station on July 23, 2010 for a female patient in active labor. Ex-Chief Dennis Troup, F. Rogers Ketcham, Jr., Dave Willis... more

Halesite Fire Department Honors Armed Forces on Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department marched in the Huntington Memorial Day Parade where past and present members of the armed forces were honored for their contribution to the safety and welfare... more

Halesite Honors Outgoing Chief Kurt Martin
Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Halesite Fire Department held its annual installation dinner at Fox Hollow on May 15, 2010. Ex-Chief Kurt Martin was honored for his three years of service as Chief of Department. Andy Magerle... more

Vincent Capobianco Named 2009 Firefighter of the Year
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Hose Rescue Company member, Vincent Capobianco, was named the department's 2009 Firefighter of the Year at its annual installation dinner on May 15, 2010. Vince was recognized for being a model ... more

Frank Stalzer Honored as Halesite's 2009 Rookie of the Year
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Firefighter Frank Stalzer was honored by the Halesite Fire Department as its Rookie of the Year for 2009 at the department's annual dinner on May 15, 2010.

Halesite's Rookie of the Year is an... more

Kate Kuntz and Joe Grant Recognized as 2010 Rookies of the Year
Friday, May 14, 2010
During Halesite's annual Installation Dinner held last Saturday, May 14, 2011, two people were recognized as "Rookies of the Year". This award is given to members with five or less years within the... more

Kate Kuntz and Joe Grant Recognized as 2010 Rookies of the Year
Friday, May 14, 2010
During Halesite's annual Installation Dinner held last Saturday, May 14, 2011, two people were recognized as "Rookies of the Year". This award is given to members with five or less years within the... more

Kate Kuntz and Joe Grant Recognized as 2010 Rookies of the Year
Friday, May 14, 2010
During Halesite's annual Installation Dinner held last Saturday, May 14, 2011, two people were recognized as "Rookies of the Year". This award is given to members with five or less years within the... more

Halesite Fire Department Participates in Mass Casualty Incident Drill
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Halesite Fire Department participated in a Mass Casualty Incident Drill hosted by the Huntington Fire Department on May 1, 2010 at Gershow Recycling. Halesite provided an ambulance and rescue truck... more

Halesite Fire Department Marches in 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Approximately 30 members of the Halesite Fire Department marched in the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 14th. Despite the steady rain and sparse attendence by parade goers, Halesite's... more

Halesite Celebrates Two 50 Year Members
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Members of the Halesite Fire Department, along with dignitaries and invited guests from around the community, gathered on February 27, 2010 to celebrate two members of the Engine Company who recently... more

Pancake Breakfast Serves over 330 on Super Bowl Sunday Morning
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Halesite Fire Department's Hose Rescue Company hosted its 5th annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 7th with a record turnout. According to Hose Rescue Captain Chris Chuisano, the Company... more

Halesite Responds to Working Fire on Crescent Beach Drive
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Halesite firefighters were called to a mid-morning fire on Crescent Beach Drive in Huntington on Thursday, January 14th. Smoke was showing on arrival from the soffits and second floor windows. ... more

Winter Drilling at Halesite Fire Department
Sunday, January 10, 2010
A dozen Halesite firefighters took part in driving training on Sunday, January 10, 2010. Members drilled on water supply operations, hydrant connections and use of 5" hose. Ex-Chief Mike Magerle is... more

Halesite's Annual Winter Blood Drive Planned for January 8, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring its annual Winter Blood Drive on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Residents are urged to donate since stored blood... more

Children Meet Santa at Annual Holiday Party
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Over 80 children from around the Halesite Fire District met Santa at the department's annual holiday party on December 13, 2009. The event was organized by Engine Company member Jen Pavelka and... more

Halesite Fire Department's Annual Christmas Tree Sale a Success
Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Halesite community turned out in larger numbers to support the Fire Department's annual Christmas Tree sale from December 11 - 13, 2009. Over 300 trees were sold during the very cold weekend... more

Frank Stalzer Elected Commissioner of the Halesite Fire District
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Frank Stalzer was elected Commissioner of the Halesite Fire District on December 8, 2009. He ran unopposed and will serve a five year term beginning on January 1, 2010. In addition to being a... more

Former Halesite Chief Elected Commissioner of the Centerport Fire District
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Outgoing Chief of the Halesite Fire Department, Kurt Martin, was elected to the Centerport Fire Department's Board of Fire Commissioners on December 8, 2009. Kurt, a resident of the Centerport Fire... more

Halesite Assists at Lloyd Harbor Fire
Monday, December 7, 2009
The Halesite Fire Department was called by Huntington Chief, Dana Aliperti, to assist at a major house fire on Target Rock Road in Lloyd Harbor on Monday, December 7, 2009. Halesite sent one engine... more

Halesite Fire Department Elects New Chief
Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Halesite Fire Department elected Andy Magerle Chief of Department on December 3, 2009. Prior to the election Andy had been 1st Assistant Chief. Andy succeeds Kurt Martin, who served as Chief... more

Close Call in Bay Hills
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thanks to an alert neighbor, a homeowner in Bay Hills narrowly averted disaster when an outside electrical connection sparked a structural fire while no one was home. Twenty-seven members of the... more

Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Annual Craft Fair
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Halesite Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary hosted its third annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 7, 2009. Over 18 vendors set up tables selling hundreds of different crafts ranging from handmade... more

"Jaws of Life" Hurst Tool Drill at Halesite Fire Department
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Members of the Halesite Fire Department participated in a vehicle extrication drill using "Jaws of Life" Hurst tool equipment on Sunday, October 25, 2009. A total of 21 members took turns using a... more

Annual Open House a Success
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Halesite Fire Department held its annual Open House on October 16, 2009. The event, organized by firefighter Eric Weber, was a resounding success with over 100 attendees from around the... more

District Announcement - 2010 Budget Hearing
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The 2010 Budget Hearing will take place at Halesite Fire Department on Oct. 20th at 8pm. more

2009 National Fire Prevention Week: 10/4 - 10/10
Monday, September 28, 2009
Halesite Fire Department is pleased to support the 2009 National Fire Prevention Week.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Fire Prevention Week has occurred... more

Halesite Fire Department Participates in Hazardous Materials Drill
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The Halesite Fire Department participated in a multi-agency hazardous materials drill on Sunday, September 20, 2009. The drill was organized by the Greenlawn Fire Department and simulated a mass... more

Rash of Hazmat Calls in Halesite During Late Summer 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Halesite firefighters responded to three hazardous materials calls over a five week period in late summer 2009.

On August 2nd, Halesite responded to a local marina where a boat's bilge was... more

Halesite Fire Department's Summer Recruitment Drive a Success
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Halesite Fire Department is pleased to announce the results of its summer recruitment drive. Over the past few months eight new members have been added to the department's rolls. These new... more

Resident Information Sheet Available for Download
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The Halesite Resident Information Sheet is now available for Download. Please complete the information... more

Another Successful Blood Drive
Friday, August 28, 2009
On Friday August 21st the Halesite Fire Department and ladies auxiliary once again hosted a successful blood drive for the Long Island Blood services. Over one hundred people showed up to donate and... more

Halesite Fire Department Honored for Blood Drives
Friday, June 19, 2009
During the annual Long Island Blood Services Donor Group Recognition Dinner the Halesite Fire Department was honored with the third highest award given. The dinner featured awards for the top donor... more

Halesite Fire Department Launches Web Site
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Our Department is ecstatic to launch its new website. Our goal was to have an ‘atypical‘ fire department presence on the internet. We wanted the site to focus on the community we serve and function... more

Frank Stalzer Named Rookie of the Year by Halesite Chiefs
Friday, May 15, 2009
Frank Stalzer was named "Rookie of the Year" by Halesite's Chief's at the Department's annual Installation Dinner on May 15, 2010. The Rookie of the Year award is given to members of the Halesite... more

Cat Saved in Centerport Fire
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Halesite Fire Department was called to a fully involved house fire on Idle Day Drive by Centerport's Chief Robert Ciafardoni on Sunday, April 26, 2009. During a secondary search Captain Greg Colonna... more

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