Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc.

Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc.


On Sunday afternoon February 13th shortly after 2pm the Bay Shore Fire Department was notified for a residential structure fire with a possible occupant trapped on South Bay Ave. First arriving Chief of Department Kevin Butler confirmed the working fire and mutual aid was requested. With conflicting information from the homeowner on the location of their son, an aggressive interior search was conducted. Crews from Engine 3-1-3 stretched hand lines and quickly went to work on the fire. With a tight parking situation Ladder 3-1-7 was able to take the front of the house. All searches were found to be negative, with the missing occupant returning to the scene later on. Assistant Chief Roy Ekelund Jr was the OIC throughout the alarm. Mutual aid was provided by
Brentwood Fire Department, Islip Fire Department, West Islip Fire Department Mohawk Engine Company. Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. also operated on scene. The cause of the fire was under investigation by the SCPD Arson Squad and the Town of Islip Fire Marshal’s office.
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Thank you Tap Room for your generous donation of delicious food to our hard working crews at Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc.!!! Very much appreciated!
Shortly after 1500 on December 17, the Bay Shore Fire Department received an automatic fire alarm for a residence on N Clinton Avenue. Unit 3-1-2 was the first unit on scene and reported a light smoke condition.

The alarm was changed to a structure fire and then shortly thereafter was called a working fire. The fire was in the porch and basement area in the front of the home. With Kevin Butler, 3-1-30, in charge, the fire was extinguished in short order followed by overhaul. The scene was subsequently turned over to the town fire marshal’s office and the county police arson squad.

West Islip Fire Department ,
Islip Fire Department Department and Brentwood Fire Department assisted with mutual aid. Additionally the Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. was on scene for EMS support

Suffolk County FRES is proud to recognize Diana Reyes from Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. (BSBRA). Diana serves on multiple committees within the department, including its Membership Committee. For three consecutive months, Diana has been recognized as a "top responder" by her department for going above and beyond the call of duties. Her perseverance to providing great care as a new EMT has been unmatched, and she is considered a rising star by her colleagues. BSBRA First Assistant Chief Dana Dequatro added, “Diana is an asset to our department. She supports her fellow members and serves the community in a highly professional manner.”

Please join us in thanking Diana for her unwavering commitment to the Bay Shore and Brightwaters communities!
Few photos from my time in Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. Going to say this was late 1990’s with 80 & 81. The buses are from 1995 working fire in Bay Shore.
Happy #NationalFirstRespondersDay to all of those who serve to protect and help our communities! Special thank you goes out to Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc., our emergency medical team at each home game!
Join me in honoring the brave men and women of Assembly District 7 and beyond who risk their lives each day to serve and protect our communities. Thank you for your selfless service, sacrifice and dedication! Grateful for all you do!

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Open House this Sunday 10am-1pm. Stop by and say hello! 195 5th Ave, Bay Shore
- Fire Safety demonstrations
- Vehicle extrication demonstrations
- K9 demonstration by SC Fire Marshal’s office
- Water and Ice rescue equipment display
- Tours of the newly renovated BSFD HQs
- EMS equipment display by Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance
- Recruitment drive
- Fun for all ages
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Help support our first responders… Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. is hosting an event in OCt …
CME credits can be applied to the NYS DOH CME recertification program
If you missed the blood drive at the Library yesterday, Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. is hosting a blood drive on Friday, August 27. See the info below.
East Northport Fire Dept EMS crews stood by during firematic services for Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance, Inc. NYS Paramedic Brendon Rijo on Thursday afternoon to ensure the safety of all attending.

This morning East Northport Fire Dept and Northport Volunteer Fire Department provided a Ladder Arch in front of Brueggemann Funeral Home of East Northport at the beginning of Brandon’s funeral precession.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Brendon’s family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

Founded in 1958, Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance (BSBRA) is a volunteer non-profit organization that provides Emergency Medical Service to the communities of Bay Shore, Brightwaters and West Bay Shore.

Our district is 25 square miles and has several points of interest including all major highways, Southside Hospital, Bay Shore Schools and the Bay Shore Fire District. BSBRA is separate from Bay Shore Fire Department and provides all medical care/ rehabilitation care for all fire scenes. BSBRA responds to approximately 4,000 calls a year for emergency medical assistance. Currently, we have a volun

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Congratulations to our members and paid staff for being awarded Suffolk County “EMS Agency of the Year”, 2022.

Additionally, Congratulations to our CPR Chair, Laurie Hughes for being awarded “Educator of Excellence” and Brian Derrick for an honorable mention. We are proud of you both!


1 in 5 Adults experience struggles with mental health. Check in with your friends; you never know who needs it.



Join us today as we celebrate International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD). Today we recognize and honor the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. Everyday members of the Bay Shore Fire Department dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property. Sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry. In all cases it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life. We are extremely lucky to work beside our friends at BSFD and thank them for everything they do to keep our community safe.


Join us on May 22nd for our yearly Pancake Breakfast. Delicious food, raffles and a wonderful cause! Help support the future of EMS. 🥞 🚑


May ‘22 Member Spotlight: Nadine Navarro

Nadine joined Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance in January 2018. Currently, Nadine holds the rank of Captain and is both an EMT and Driver for our department. Under her leadership, Tuesdays crew won ‘Crew of the Year’ in 2021.

Nadine sits on a number of committees including Good and Wellfare, BLS Committee, special awards committee, Kitchen committee, Honor Guard, Bike Team, and Dinner Dance. Her involvement in the agency is unmatched by many. Recently, Nadine has been spearheading BSBRA’s first Awareness Weekend- a weekend dedicated to improving and supporting mental health among our BSBRA Membership.

Warm and friendly- Nadine often steps up to mentor, guide and support new members. She is highly respected by her peers and is a competent and compassionate provider. We are so lucky to have Nadine among our ranks and thank her for her dedication to our department.


Join our friends at Community Ambulance Company today for this great cause!


to the dog days of summer sunsets. ☀️


Today’s Administators Professionals Day. There’s a lot of behind the scenes work that goes on daily in this agency both operationally and administratively. Thank You to Gail Donohue; Office Manager, Juliette Fienga; Operational Secretary and Bill Froehlich; Board Secretary. Each goes above and beyond and BSBRA is lucky to have each of them. Thanks for all you do! 📝 📖 ✏️


Our agency sends our heartfult condolences to the family, coworkers and friends of FDNY Firefighter Timothy Klein of Ladder 170 in Brooklyn. May his bravery and sacrifice never be forgotten.


Thanks to everyone who joined us this morning for our April Community CPR Class!


Happy Opening Day for the ‘22 Season. Let’s go Ducks! ⚾️


All seats are filled for our Community CPR class on the 24th. Keep an eye out for upcoming summer courses. ☀️


From our home to yours, Happy Easter! 🐰


Wishing you a kosher and joyous Passover!


Join us on April 24th for our next Community CPR Class. Summer is coming and now is a perfect time to learn this valuable skill!

Successful completion of this courses yields a 2 year certification through the American Heart Association. For registration please email: [email protected]



This week honors telecommunications who are the first link in the chain of emergency police, fire, and medical responses to those in need.

If you have ever been a victim or witness to a crime, involved in a motor vehicle crash, reported a fire, or needed emergency medical assistance, you most likely have called 9-1-1. The reassuring voice who answered that 911 call was a “Telecommunicator,” also more commonly known as a Public Safety/911 Dispatcher.

We are lucky and thankful to have such wonderful dispatchers who keep pur crews safe by identify need and deploy resources. Thank you for all you do!


Bike Team at the LI Phil, Summer 2009.


April ‘22 Member Spotlight: John Mileski

John Mileski joined Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance in February 2006.
A life member, John is an EMT and driver for BSBRA and has served the role of a crew chief for nearly two decades. Many of our newer members look up to him for his experience and expertise. Always willing to help, John has a wonderful, caring attitude. John also sits on multiple committees and is an instrumental member of our oxygen committee- diligently making sure our tanks are operational and abundant at all times.

Giving back to his community is always a priority for John and in addition to BSBRA, he is a member and officer in the West Islip Fire Department. We are extremely lucky to have John Mileski on our roster. Congrats John!


Registration is open for our next Community CPR Class- April 24th at 11am.


A special thank you to Local Burger, Bay Shore for hosting our dine and donate event this evening! 🍔 🚑


Print this flier and join us Thursday 3/24 at Local Burger, Bay Shore. Dine in AND Take out! All money fundraised goes towards our membership recruitment and retention funds. Its a great way to support your local volunteers, support your local businesses and have a delicious meal.


Congratulations to everyone who took the first step in becoming a leader of this organization and attended tonight’s Crew Chief training.


Join us this weekend for out first Spring CPR date! 11am. Registration to [email protected]


Happy St. Patricks Day!


Join us this Sunday! Email [email protected] for registration.


The absolute coldest parade to date but an honor to wear this uniform and serve this community. Happy St. Patricks Day. ☘️


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the East Northport Fire Department as they announce the untimely passing of Active Rescue Lieutenant Barbara Strievski.

Lieutentant Strievski is no stranger to BSBRA- as for years she covered our standby’s; fully honoring the phrase ‘Neighbors helping neighbors.’ Our community wa always in good hands under her watch. We are thankful for her service and friendshi. Lieutentant Strievski will be greatly missed.


Bay Shore St. Patricks Day.


Bethpage Best of Long Island 2022.


Our Sunday crews have a lot to celebrate: From passing yesterday practicals to successfully passing the NYS Written, we are extremely proud of their many accomplishments.


Best of luck to everyone taking their state practical today! You got this! 🎉 🚑


St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2015


March ‘22 Member Hightlight: Emily Mongan

Emily Mongan has been a member of Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance since June 2008. Emily is an emergency medical technician with our Department. She is a nurse practitioner at Good Samaritan Hospital. Emily is on fundraising committee and Field Training Committee. As a field training officer she guides newer providers to become cleared emts through her experience and constructive support. She is the epitome of grace and calmness on serious calls. She has devoted her life to taking care of others.


Did you know: In one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest. Globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined.

CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Do your part and learn this lifesaving skill today. 👍🏼

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