Bohemia Fire Department
The Bohemia Fire Department provides fire, rescue and emergency services for the hamlet of Bohemia.
This past weekend a few of our members took the opportunity to attend the Lt. Joseph DiBernardo memorial training seminar at the Suffolk County fire academy. Members attended classes and trainings taught by some of the best from all over the country. Members will take the skills they learned back to serve our community.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter but have no experience? We do our best to provide our volunteers the best training they can receive at no cost to them. If you or anyone you know may be interested in joining, please contact our recruitment committee here or by emailing us at [email protected].
Some of our members training at the Joey D memorial training seminar this weekend.
Several members from our Department went upstate to Cortland this weekend to take a class. The class called “Stabilization University” is hosted by the manufacturer “Res-Q-Jack”. Members used new equipment by the manufacturer and learned new techniques to use at incidents.
We are always looking for new members to help our department. No prior training is needed, DM us on social media or email us at [email protected] to find out how you can join.
Some of our volunteers operating at a reported car fire on Wednesday 10/18.
There are countless benefits to becoming a volunteer for your community with the Bohemia Fire Department. With a record shortage in volunteers, we are actively looking for motivated members of our community to become firefighters. If you or anyone you know that may be interested please contact us on here or by email at [email protected].
Today, after clearing two other alarms, Engine 7 at 2pm operated at a dumpster fire this afternoon behind a commercial building.
We are actively searching for new members. If you or anyone you know may be interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or want to learn the benefits of becoming one, please email us today at [email protected]
Sunday, September 10th, our members attended an annual joint training at Islip Mac Arthur Airport. Our members along with members from surrounding departments refreshed skills in scenarios that we can encounter at the airport. Some of those scenarios include airplane crashes and fires.
Many of our volunteers join with no prior training or experience; we will teach you everything. If you have any questions or inquires please email us at [email protected].
Wednesday afternoon the Bohemia Fire Department was activated for a motor vehicle accident on Pond Road. Shortly after being dispatched, our dispatcher started receiving reports that one of the vehicles was smoking and possibly on fire. Chief of Department Scott Thompson arrived quickly on scene and advised there was one vehicle on fire. Engine 1 was shortly after on the road. The crews from Engine 1 quickly went to work and extinguished the fire with Engine 7 and Truck 4 right behind them.
We are actively looking for members to help serve the community. We are a fully volunteer department staffed by citizens of Bohemia. If you or anyone you know may be interested please email us at [email protected].
Labor Day Morning, the department was activated to respond to the Holbrook Fire Department for a structure fire with our tower ladder. Holbrook units arrived on scene and advised of a working fire in a commercial structure. Tower 3 was on the road quickly and once on scene our volunteers assisted in primary searches of the building. Units operated on scene for about an hour before returning to service. Great job by all who responded.
Do you wanna know what it’s like to be a volunteer firefighter in your community? Contact our recruitment committee here or by email at [email protected]. We are actively looking for members from our community today.
Saturday, the Bohemia Fire Department was activated for a Motor Vehicle Accident at Locust Avenue and Church Street.
Chief of Department Thompson and 2nd Assistant Chief Olsen arrived on scene and advised there were two vehicles involved.
Rescue 8 arrived first and removed a door on one of the victim's vehicles while Engine 7's crew secured the other vehicle and assessed the involved building for any damage.
VOLUNTEERS ARE WANTED.
The Bohemia Fire Department will provide any training needed to become a member. We have several benefits to offer including but not limited to a 24/7 gym and scholarships. If you are interested or know someone interested, please contact us at [email protected]. We will gladly walk you through the process or answer any questions.
Saturday evening the department was activated to respond to the Lakeland Fire District for a reported structure fire. Lakeland Chiefs arrived on scene and found a kitchen fire that was spreading into the attic. Our volunteers quickly staffed Engine 1 and responded to the scene. When arriving on scene our volunteers were quickly put to work helping secure a water supply after a bad hydrant was discovered; and then assisted with overhaul inside the structure to make sure all fire was extinguished. Great job by all volunteers who responded.
With an increase in fires and a decrease in members we need you to volunteer today. If you have any spark of interest in becoming a volunteer please contact our recruitment committee here or by email at [email protected].
Yesterday evening our volunteers responded to a brush fire along Sunrise Highway near Oakdale Bohemia Road.
All of our members are Volunteers and we need more of them. Email us today at [email protected] to learn the benefits of becoming a volunteer.
Early this morning, the Bohemia Fire Department was activated to respond to the Bay Shore Fire District with our technical rescue team. Volunteers were on scene of a car into a building. Rescue 8’s crew removed the car from the building so the structure could then be stabilized. Some of our volunteers chose to attend special classes to become certified in technical rescue skills to help serve our community. There are only a small group of departments in Suffolk County that are trained and equipped with these skills, Bohemia is one of them.
Additionally, earlier in the day; Saturday afternoon our members responded to an accident with overturn, and also stood by with an engine at the East Islip Fire Department while they operated at a house fire.
The fire department mission in modern times has expanded to not just put out fires. We are trained in many different scenarios for incidents that can occur in our town. All of our volunteers are properly and professionally trained from the moment you join. If this sounds interesting to you, please consider emailing us at [email protected] to learn more. Volunteers are needed.
Truck 4 and Rescue 8 along with Chief of Department Scott Thompson and 1st Assistant Chief Dave O’Shaughnessy responded to a MVA yesterday evening.
Have you had a spark of interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter? Email our recruitment committee at [email protected] or message us here to learn more.
Are you attending a community college or SUNY school this up coming fall semester or plan on it in the future? Learn how you can get your tuition payed for by messaging us here or email us at [email protected]. We are actively looking for volunteers in our community. Make a difference today.
Yesterday evening some of our members took the opportunity to attend the flashover drill out at the Suffolk County Fire Academy. This training is meant to help our members detect the signs of an event called flashover to keep them safe. A flashover is when everything in a compartment reaches its point of ignition and ignites almost simultaneously. This typically happens at around 1,100 degrees. With the training our members receive for free, this event can be easily avoided.
All of our members are ordinary people in our community. They all have jobs and families but they decided to give back to our community, and so can you. If any of our posts or messages have sparked an interest in you, send us a free email at [email protected]. Our recruitment committee would love to talk to you about the benefits of becoming a Bohemia Volunteer Fire Fighter.
On Sunday morning, volunteers took time to practice skills that we may not use everyday but may have to in a real situation some day. Our pump operators practiced a skill called drafting. Drafting is getting your water supply from a static water source like a lake instead of a hydrant. Our pump operators also practiced relay pumping to other rigs and to some of our master stream devices.
When you join BFD you don’t need any prior training or experience. We will provide all the necessary training to get your state certification and more without any money out of your pocket. If you or anyone you know is interested, please email us at [email protected].
Saturday around noon, the Bohemia Fire Department was activated for a dumpster fire. Chief of Department Scott Thompson arrived on scene along with Assistant Chief Dave O’Shaughnessy and advised that they had an active dumpster fire with no exposure issues. Truck 4 was first on scene with Engine 7 right behind. Crews stretch a hand line and put the fire out quickly.While members were packing up, we were activated for another alarm. By the end of the day our volunteers responded to several motor vehicle accidents and automatic fire alarms or 9 alarms in total.
There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer for the Bohemia Fire Department. More volunteers are desperately needed. If you or anyone you know is interested please email our recruitment committee at [email protected]
Truck 6 and 1st Assistant Chief Dave O’Shaughnessy handled a reported structure fire/gas leak with Ronkonkoma Squad 6 and Central Islip in the Lakeland fire district this afternoon.
This was our 6th call of the day. Call volume is increasing with our membership decreasing. To be able to keep up with the increase in call volume we need you to join today. Please email us at [email protected] to learn more and get started.
Wednesday evening our members practiced our skills with our different kinds of aerial ladders mounted on our trucks. On Trucks 4 and 6, they have a 75 foot stick, compared to Tower 3 has a 95 foot boom with a bucket. Both kinds of ladders are very useful when operating at fires for victim removal, venting, etc. We always make sure our volunteers are always properly trained for anything they may face.
All of our volunteers are citizens of our community in Bohemia. Please consider the benefits of becoming a volunteer at your local fire department. To learn more please email us at [email protected].
With graduation party season in full swing get a graduating senior an application to the Bohemia Fire Department. Did you know our members who are students get tuition relief for being a volunteer?
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives.
Saturday, July 8th, at 1800 HRS, the Bohemia Fire Department was dispatched for a residential carbon monoxide alarm. The homeowner noticed that their CO detectors were going off within the house so they called 911. Chief of Department Scott Thompson and First Assistant Chief Dave O’Shaughnessy arrived on scene first, followed by Truck 4, Engine 1, and Rescue 8. Crews arrived and monitored the air within the home to find readings of over 500 ppm of Carbon monoxide. This amount, after prolonged exposure, can result in death. Crews remained on the scene for about 90 minutes to mitigate the hazard and to bring the air back to normal levels.
Carbon Monoxide is colorless, orderless, and tasteless. Typical symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are headaches, weakness, dizziness, or nausea. Please install Carbon Monoxide Detectors if you do not already have them.
Become apart of our organization, email us at [email protected] or call us (631) 589-2555 and see how you can help make a difference today!
Yesterday evening members went to the Suffolk County Fire Academy to attend the “Class A” drill. This drill is to practice skills for fires in residential homes. Crews were met with different challenging scenarios and tasks, where members practiced aggressive interior fire attack and victim removal.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, send us an email at [email protected] to find out how to become a member or the benefits of being a member.
Last night, at a little after 12am, the department was activated for a reported structure fire in the Bunker Hill Trailer Park. Assistant Chiefs Brian Olsen and Dave O’Shaughnessy were quickly enroute with Engine 7 and Truck 4 moments after them.
Chief Olsen was first on scene and advised units that there was a fully involved shed in the rear of the property that was threatening the homes. Engine 7 pulled on scene shortly and stretched a line and quickly started knocking down the fire. Chief Dave O’Shaughnessy took command while Truck 4 and Engine 1 worked on securing a water supply and overhaul. The fire was knocked down and it was determined that the houses had no severe damage due to the members quick actions. The cause of this incident is still under investigation.
We are looking for more volunteers. If you are interested please contact us by email at [email protected] or calls us +1 (631) 589-2555
At 10:36am The Bohemia Fire Department was activated for a commercial structure fire on Air Park Drive. As part of the automatic daytime mutual aid agreement with surrounding departments The Holbrook Fire Department was also activated for an engine to the scene.
Assistant Chief O’Shaughnessy was first on scene followed in by Chief Thompson and updates were given of active fire in a room in the warehouse area. With Holbrook having just returned from an alarm of their own they were able to be out quickly and were the first engine on scene with Bohemia truck 4 not far behind. Crews stretched a hose line and the fire was quickly extinguished. Crews then set up ventilation fans to clear out the smoke while overhaul was completed.
Assistance at the scene by Holbrook FD, Lakeland FD, Sayville FD, West Sayville FD and Community Ambulance company provided EMS standby at the scene for all responders and occupants.
Become part of our organization, email us at [email protected] and see how you can help make a difference today!
Yesterday evening, volunteers took time to train and refresh skills on our airbag equipment. Airbags can be used to move heavy objects, such as a vehicles or machinery.
The scenario our members practiced was a victim simulated stuck under a vehicle. Our volunteers worked quickly and carefully to free the victim while also discussing different tactics and scenarios.
We are looking for members, if you or anyone you know is interested in joining or learning the benefits of being a member of the fire department, please email us at [email protected]
Volunteers are needed greatly in our community. We are looking for help. We have many benefits to offer new members to make it worthwhile such as; tuition assistance, a free gym, a pension program, and much more. If you are interested, know somebody that would be interested, or would like to find out more information, we ask that you share this post or contact us. We have several avenues of contact listed below.
1. The most preferred is filling out a google form. Just click the link, answer some basic questions and a member of the recruitment team will reach out to you. https://forms.gle/A73Vd7s6KMg2zLmFA
2. You can message the Department directly on Facebook or Instagram.
3. You can email us directly at [email protected] and a member will contact you as soon as possible.
PLEASE READ BELOW!!
100% of the firefighters that show up to your door when you call 911 are volunteers. No matter what time of day it is. All of our firefighters have normal lives outside of the firehouse and dedicate some of their free time to serve the community. It's nothing but citizens of Bohemia keeping the citizens of Bohemia safe. That being said, volunteering is down all over the country including in our neighborhood. Volunteers are needed more than ever. Call volume is only increasing while our numbers of members are decreasing. No prior training or experience is needed. Our members not only get satisfaction from their direct impact on people's lives but there are tons of other benefits. Some include college tuition assistance, free training, free fitness center 24/7, retirement program, tax benefits, department activities and plenty more. If you are ages 18+ and want to know if you have what it takes or want to learn more please email us at [email protected] or call (631)-589-2555. Become a Bohemia Firefighter today!!
Yesterday evening, Members of the department took the time to complete some trainings ranging in variety. Several volunteers on their day off took advantage of the nice weather and took Ladder 3 around the town to learn its capabilities and how to operate more efficiently; all the while responding to several emergencies in the interim.
Later that night, members of both companies, Hook and Ladder Co.1 and Engine Co. 2 attended a department drill on vehicle extraction. Members were met with a scenario where multiple victims were trapped in 2 vehicles. One of the vehicles was overturned and unstable. This is a realistic scenario that the department can respond too and was designed to have several curveballs to keep members on their toes. All victims were removed in a quick and timely manner.
If you join the Bohemia Fire Department, no prior training is needed. All necessary training is provided, and we have many other benefits to offer. If you have any thought or interest in joining please email us at [email protected] to learn more.
Today was what could be considered a busy day for the Bohemia Fire Department.
The Departments volunteers responded to a total of 7 alarms; 2 of which were reported structure fires, a motor vehicle accident involving an ATV where the driver was struck, an automatic alarm in a commercial building, and 3 EMS calls to assist community ambulance company.
Our call volume is increasing and volunteers are always needed in our community. Email us at [email protected] if interested or have any questions about joining.
Last night around 8:15pm the department was activated for a reported commercial structure fire. Within minutes Assistant Chief Brian Olsen was on scene and advised Chief of Department Scott Thompson and other incoming units that there was a small RV on fire in the rear of the building with exposure issues to the building. Shortly after Engine 7 arrived on scene and quickly stretched a line to the rear of the building. Engine 7 gained entry to the van and knocked down the fire along with Truck 4 and Engine 1 who arrived shortly after. All units were back in service by 9:30pm. The cause of this incident is still under investigation.
Volunteers are needed to keep our community safe. If you or anybody you know is interested in joining please contact us at [email protected] to learn more. The safety of our town counts on you.
On May 13th 2023 members of the Bohemia Fire Department gathered for the Annual Installation dinner. Events of the night included swearing in of Chief Of Department Scott Thompson, Assistant Chiefs David O'Shaughnessy and Brian Olsen, Company Captains Jennifer Vidal, Scott Mistler and David Tulkop, Company Lieutenants James Hartmann and Thomas Caputo. Also sworn in were Department Secretary Frank Digiralamo, Department Treasurer Marilyn Saidler, Safety Officer Ex-Chief Thomas Riedel and Department Chaplin Ex-Captain Susan Orlando.
Members were acknowledged for milestones in years of service to the department from 5 years to 35 years and we also had the honor of presenting plaques for 50 years of service to Ex-Chief Raymond Audett and Ex-Chief William Fagan.
Crews were also recognized for actions at alarms throughout 2022 including 2 CPR saves and an MVA in which extrication tools were required to free a trapped vehicle operator. Finally 3 members were given chiefs awards for contributions to the department outside of alarm response.
A special recognition was given to FF Glenn Ostermann by the members and officers of Engine Co 2. Glenn recently returned to the department after serving in the United States Marine Corp and will be moving on soon to begin his career in Law Enforcement.
Please join the community of Bohemia for The Annual Bohemia Memorial Day Parade and Services on Monday, May 29th. The parade steps off at the American Legion Hall at 10am with services at the War Memorial at John Pearl School and then ending with Services at the Bohemia Fire Department. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Last night at approximately 1:15 am the department was activated for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Rescue 8 arrived on scene shortly after and advised dispatch that one person was still trapped in the vehicle. Crews worked along with SCPD ESU to remove the door to be able to get the patient in the ambulance as quick as possible.
If you’re interested in making a direct impact in your community, send us an email at [email protected]
At approximately 6pm this evening the department was requested to aid the Central Islip Fire Department by sending our GI Brush Truck (3-12-5) to the scene of a brush fire. Our GI is a strategic truck designed for fighting brush fires. It is able to get deep into wooded areas where normal rigs can not reach. While crews were operating at the brush fire the department was notified for a 2nd alarm motor vehicle accident at Church St and Johnson Ave. Within minutes 2nd assistant chief Olsen and Engine 15 were on scene with Rescue 8 just behind them. Crews secured the cars and opened up the road way as soon as possible. All units were back in service from both alarms within the hour.
Volunteers are needed to respond in our community. If you or anybody you know are interested in joining the fire service please email us at [email protected] to start the process and answer any questions you may have.
This afternoon the Bohemia Fire Department was dispatched for a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lakeland ave and Smithtown ave. Chiefs arrived on scene and advised Rescue 8 that it was 2 car accident in the middle of the intersection. Members on Rescue 8 secured the cars and moved all debris out of the road to open up traffic as soon as possible.
Volunteers are needed now more then ever in our community. If you have any interest or know someone interested; feel free to email us at [email protected] to learn more.
Engine 1, Truck 4, and Truck 6 took in a reported residential gas leak this afternoon
Do you want to make an impact in our community? Send us an email at [email protected] to learn more. Volunteers are needed in our community.
Happening tonight at 7pm at our HQ. Come down and meet the candidates for open spots on our school board.
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Bohemia, NY 11716
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During the Month of April the Bohemia Fire Department answered 149 calls to the community.
Firefighters of ages 18+ are needed in our community. If interested or have any questions it doesn’t hurt to email us at [email protected]
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