Islip Town Firefighters Museum

Islip Town Firefighters Museum


We have a few tickets left if anyone if interested please let me know
Please help out the West Sayville fire Department
Truck company 3 
This Saturday is our upcoming fundraiser! Any and all support is greatly appreciated!!!!

---When; FRIDAY 1/31/20
----WHERE; Bohemia Firehouse, 950 Pearl St.. Bohemia
----TIME; 3-9 PM

Refreshments(Hot and cold heros)provided to donors


What is the Fire Protection Department?
It's getting down to the wire, with only a few days left. On October 19th, the East Islip Fire Department Engine Company #1 will be hosting the renowned Psychic Medium Robert E. Hansen. Tickets to this event are $35 per person. It is recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of time as ticket availability is starting to run low for the show. If interested please call Brett at 516-848-2238 or Pete at 631-988-4870 or Matt at 631-241-8867.
This is Central Islip 🚒🚑🔥 Fire Department ( 1953 ) American LaFrance 700 series Quad that I photographed back on June 12, 2016. This fire apparatus once belonged to the Pilgrim State Hospital 🚒 Fire Department in Central Islip
The Bohemia Fire Department is having two fundraisers for our antique fire truck, 3-12-6a, a 1974 Mack Cf600. One is a community yard sale that will benefit the truck and a palm tree fundraiser that the truck will get a commission on the sales. All proceeds will go to the much needed repairs that the truck requires now and for future restoration. The Mack is not only a old fire truck but it is a part of Bohemia town history. If you can’t make the yard sale or palm tree fundraiser any donation large and small will be greatly appreciated. In the preservation of not only town history but the fire department as well. Any and all shares of these flyers will greatly help.
A Good Friend of mine, Lt. James O’Donnell FDNY has written a new book titled “ Sons Of Valor Parents Of Faith” In his book Lt. O’Donnell looks at the lives of Ten First Responders, Nine Of which were Members of the New York City Fire Department and One a Member Of the New York City Police Department whose lives were Tragically cut short due to the Terrorist Attack on September 11 , 2001 at the World Trade Center and how their Families have had to cope with the loss of a Loved One on 9-11 available @ Amazon and Barnes and Noble Please Everyone Like and Share this Page Lt O’Donnell is donating Any and All proceeds from the Sale of this Book to Various 9-11 Charities
Please nominate a deserving fire fighter to be honored on Thursday, July 19th...
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The Islip Town Fire & EMS Museum and Education Center was dedicated in June 2017 as a showcase to highlight the rich history of the Fire & EMS agencies that have served the communities within the Town of Islip.

Operating as usual


Last night's presentation at the Suffolk County Firematic Historians meeting was absolutely outstanding! A tremendous THANK YOU goes out to FDNY Captain (Ret.) Jerry Dombrowski of Ladder Co. 175 (East New York Truckin' Co.) in East New York, Brooklyn.

Shown here is Captain Dombrowski with a photo from his early days on the job where he started out his career in Engine 227 serving Brownsville, Brooklyn during "The War Years".

Stay tuned for future presentations at our bi-monthly meetings!

Photos from Islip Town Firefighters Museum's post 03/30/2022

Thinking of joining us tomorrow night (Thursday 3/31) for the Suffolk County Firematic Historians presentation featuring the retired Captain of FDNY Ladder 175 (East New York Truckin' Co.)?

Just a sneak peek of some of the unique items on display in our museum representing the rich history of Islip Town's volunteer fire departments serving their communities for over 125 years!

Doors open tomorrow night @ 18:30 for museum viewing, presentation starts @ 19:30


Some valuable fire safety information shared courtesy of Islip Town Fire Marshal (Ret.) Dan Karl...thanks Dan for the tips!


The Suffolk County Firematic Historians group will be hosting a special presentation during their bi-monthly meeting at the museum this Thursday (3/31) featuring FDNY Captain (Ret.) Jerry Dombrowski of Ladder 175 (East New York Truckin' Co.) speaking about his 32 year career including "The War Years".

This is a FREE presentation and all are welcome to attend, museum open for viewing @ 18:30, presentation [email protected] 19:30

Hope to see you there!

Odd Jobs: The Impalement Incident 03/28/2022

Odd Jobs: The Impalement Incident

Check out this great article by FDNY Captain Mark Gregory on managing impalement incidents...

Looking to learn about Man-vs-Machine incidents? Join us (and Captain Gregory) Saturday 5/14 for our next Man-vs-Machine HOT class!

Odd Jobs: The Impalement Incident Mark Gregory looks at this rare response that firefighters need to know could eventually happen in their district.


Welcome aboard to the East Marion FD joining us for our Man-vs-Machine HOT in May!

Pre-registration deadline is Friday 4/15 so be sure to get the paperwork into your board for approval ASAP!


This is a speaking engagement not to be missed! Chief Tom Richardson (FDNYRet.) will present "Staying Focused on the Mission" at the NYS Fire Chiefs Annual Conference & Expo in June in Syracuse.

For those of us on Long Island, we already know Chief Richardson is an incredible speaker, top notch fire officer and an all around gentleman. We have been blessed with his support in speaking at several of our fundraiser training seminars here at the museum including the recent "Gettin' On The Job" career seminar and job fair where he spoke to over 60 junior firefighters about career opportunities in the FDNY.

Don't miss out on this great learning opportunity!

NYSAFC is pleased to announce that Chief Thomas J. Richardson (Fire Department City of New York/Deer Park Fire Department) will deliver the keynote address for the 116th Annual Conference & FIRE 2022 Expo. Richardson recently retired as chief of department for the FDNY after 41 years of service. He will present "Staying Focused on the Mission" on Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The keynote address, sponsored by VFIS, is open to all event attendees. NYSAFC is honored to welcome Chief Richardson to Syracuse! Learn more about the keynote and #FIRE2022 here:


Taking a moment today to remember fallen Firefighter Jared Lloyd of the Columbian Engine Co.# 1 of Spring Valley (Rockland County) who was lost one year ago today in a LODD. May his service and sacrifice never be forgotten.

Today we just ask everyone to take a moment to think about Jared, to think about his sacrifice, his heroics, his smile, his sons, and his life. March 23rd should not be a day to mourn, but a day to remember the amazing person that Jared Lloyd was.


Quite an upgrade from the 50+ year old station LIMA Fire Rescue was operating out of previously!


Good morning everyone. The Museum will be open today from 10:00 to 2:00. Come on down and see us.


Sharing this unique training opportunity being presented by our friends at the Suffolk County Fire Chiefs Council...

This informative seminar will be presented by various representatives from LI MacArthur Airport, the Port Authority of NY & NJ as well as the lead investigator from the National Highway Transportation Safety Board from Washington, DC.

Food (heroes, snacks, drinks) is included with your registration and will be available before the seminar from 17:45-18:30. Grab a bite to eat after work and learn some valuable information in the process!

Pre-registration needed by 3/18 (for food headcount), questions can be address to Chief Irene Bodkin at the contact information provided on the flier.

CPR Training: BEST CPR Video Ever 03/15/2022

CPR Training: BEST CPR Video Ever

Do YOU know how to A.C.T. in the event of a cardiac arrest?

This quick easy to follow video details the simple steps of performing hands-only CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by lay rescuers (general public).

Want to learn more about CPR & First Aid? Contact your local fire department or ambulance corps regarding the availability of this training for the general public.

CPR Training: BEST CPR Video Ever Every person on earth should know how to perform CPR. This is the best video created to teach compression only CPR. Learn more at


Our monthly meeting will be held this Thursday 3/17 (19:30) at the museum. Lots of good stuff in the works for the museum so join us to hear about it all! All are welcome...see you Thursday! 🚒🚒🍀🍀🍀


Welcome aboard Wantagh FD joining us for the PM session of Man-vs-Machine HOT on 5/14!


Another "pawsome" class! Thank you to all the first responders along with other returning students who joined us last night at the museum for the Pet CPR & First Aid for First Responders training class taught by our very own museum historian (who teaches this in his professional capacity).

Bear in mind all these volunteer first responders worked their regular jobs and then took time out of their personal lives to attend this training to further their knowledge on helping pets in an emergency. Volunteer FD & EMS personnel from the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Divisions represented those in attendance at last night's class. #HighlyDedicatedAndEducated

Are you a pet parent, pet car professional or animal rescue volunteer looking to learn these life saving skills? Join us Saturday 3/19 (10 AM- 12:30 PM) for our open enrollment fundraiser class for the general public. You'll learn vital skills to help your pet in an emergency and support the museum in the process!

Do YOU know how to help your pet in an EMERGENCY?


Long Island Pet Lovers take note...

Do YOU know how to help your pet in an EMERGENCY?

The museum will once be hosting a fundraiser Pet CPR & First Aid training class on Saturday 3/19 taught by our very own museum historian (who teaches this in his professional capacity). This is a HANDS-ON training (no boring slides or video) taught by a seasoned 30+ year EMS provider and educator who has administered and taught these life saving skills in an emergency.

Geared for pet parents, pet care professionals and animal rescue volunteers (no prior training or experience needed). Pre-registration/payment required, secure your seats (up to 6 per registration) @

Questions? Contact the instructor daily until 10 PM (contact info on flier). Hope to see you in class on 3/19!


Looking for a new work gig? One of our exhibitors from the recent LI Metro Fire/EMS Expo is hiring!

Full details on the attached post!

Calling all Long Island First Responders! We are looking to hire a new full or part-time member of our team with a Class B CDL. If you or someone you know has a valid class B CDL license and wants to join a fast growing organization DM us!

#firsresponder #cleangearsaveslives #firefighter #firefighterowned #turnoutgear #bunkergear #hiring #jobalert

Islip Town Firefighters Museum updated their website address. 03/04/2022

Islip Town Firefighters Museum updated their website address.

Islip Town Firefighters Museum updated their website address.


Honoring the memory of a fallen 9/11 hero who also served the Town of Islip as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown. Never Forget PO Glen Pettit, NYPD Video Production Unit/West Sayville FD Truck Co. 3 🇺🇸

Glen Pettit took on a lot and never let it slow him down. In addition to being a New York City police officer, he was a TV news cameraman, a freelance photographer, a volunteer fireman and a devotee of Irish tradition and music.

Then there was the endless flood of gifts: from care packages of Skippy peanut butter for friends in East Asia to the prized seat he arranged for his mother at a Christmas Eve mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, just a row from the mayor and police commissioner. "If he loved you he loved you completely, and he was going to take care of you," recalled Tara Felice, one of his six siblings.

Officer Pettit, 30, had joined the department's video production unit, which makes training and promotional videos. "His greatest love was being behind a camera, composing a shot," said his partner, Officer Scott Nicholson. The video unit responded to the World Trade Center attack hoping to get footage for an annual promotional tape it makes called "Heroes."

"Glen was telling us, 'I'm gonna get in close; you stay and get the establishing shots, get the rescue workers responding,' " Officer Nicholson recalled. "I looked over and Glen was running past me, camera in hand, heading toward the towers."

The New York Times
Published: December 9, 2001

Pettit, Glen

#NYPD #Our911Bravest #NeverForget

Photos from Islip Town Firefighters Museum's post 02/27/2022

**A little bit of a lengthy post but well worth the read for those interested in firematic history**

Part of the badges we were recently presented with for display included a rather unique one that happened to be directly related to another unique piece in our collection. As you may know, the museum itself has a very small collection of firematic artifacts it actually owns while the vast majority of the artifacts on display in our museum are on loan from the various 3rd Division departments they represent.

One unique item in our museum collection has been in our possession for some time and while it's not known exactly how it came to us, its' history and origin is indeed known.

The Continental Bucket Co. of Jamaica (present day Borough of Queens), New York operated from 1797-1907 with a rather unique apparatus. While most volunteer fire companies in New York City (prior to the formation of the Metropolitan FD which later was revamped into the present day FDNY) ran hose reels/wagons, hand pumpers and ladder carts, Jamaica ran this custom built cart which carried 60 leather buckets. In colonial times, homeowners were required by law to maintain a minimum of two leather buckets hung outside their home - when an alarm of fire was sounded, the buckets were thrown out into the street which volunteer firefighters (and runners...often youth who "buffed" alarms) would grab them up on their way to the fire where they were used to fight the fire and/or fill hand pumpers as a water supply. Apparently, Continental Bucket Co. designed this apparatus to speed the response of their ability to get water on the fire faster. The apparatus is preserved on display in the American Museum of Firefighting at the FASNY Firemen's Home in Hudson, New York.

Fast forward to recently when we acquired the delegate and guests badges from FASNY conventions and among them was this guest badge for the 15th Anniversary of The Greater Vol. Firemen's Association of Village of Jamaica circa October 12th, 1912! **As the vast majority of volunteer fire companies in Queens were disbanded in the early 1900's as the FDNY began expanding into the outer boroughs following its' organization in 1865, presumably this association was formed as an exempt firemen's in anticipation of the expected disbanding of fire companies within Jamaica**

The Continental bucket is currently available for viewing in our nozzle display case...with this new piece of the muzzle, we may relocate it to its' own display to further present the history of this company and its' unique apparatus. Stay tuned for more details!


The fun part of our "job" as stewards of firematic history... getting to check out cool stuff that gets dropped off for donation/display!

Provided by an ex-chief of the Islip FD, these delegate & guest badges are from FASNY conventions from all over New York State ranging from 1889-1923! 😎

We are working on putting together a display at the museum with badges & ribbons so these will be available for viewing in the future, stay tuned! 🙂

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