West Sayville Junior Fire Department
Established in 1895 (celebrating 125 years of service in 2020), the West Sayville Junior FD provides
Help us help those who have protected our freedom and are now in need of a companion! All money raised from today's Craft Fair & Chinese Auction fundraiser will go to Paws of War, which trains and supplies service dogs to Veterans and First Responders. Let's help show those who have already done so much to help us that they are appreciated, and get them what they need!
Today the WSFD Juniors remember all of the 9/11 heroes and those lost due to related illnesses.
Yesterday St. John's Church in Oakdale asked the Jrs to help clean up their grounds in anticipation of their 9/11 remembrance ceremony...
We are still accepting vendor applications and prize donations for this event! All money raised will be donated to Paws of War, which trains and supplies service dogs to military personnel and first reaponders.
The Jrs last training was a lecture and hands on class done by a Suffolk County instructor on the different types of fire extinguishers as well as when and how to use them. Nigel, Charlie and Sean supplemented with additional knowledge as well.
Attention!! Coming in September
Track Santa live as he visits West Sayville and Oakdale on December 17th!
Last night the Jrs were busy prepping the traditional popcorn balls with holiday fire safety messages for Santa's ride around town....
Its that time of the year for the Juniors Wreath sale fundraiser! Orders can be dropped off in an envelope at HQ with "Jrs wreath sale" written on it or given to any Jr. Questions can be sent to [email protected]. Forms can also be picked up in dispatch office at HQ. All orders in by 8pm Friday can be picked up Sunday morning for the next 3 weeks.
Great job by the Jrs this weekend collecting thousands of items at the food drive! Thank you to all who donated.
The Jrs are now collecting food to help the hungry in our community. Come donate non perishable food item at 80 Main St West Sayville and have a chance to win $100 Amazon gift card. We will be here 9am-3pm today and tomorrow.
Please stop by the West Sayville Fire Dept this weekend to support the Juniors and a great cause. Drop off non perishable food items. Each item earns an entry for an Amazon gift card as well!
Always keeping it interesting...
The juniors held their April monthly meeting this past Friday (4/15) at the Islip Town Firefighters Museum (across the LI Ducks baseball stadium in Central Islip). Following the regular business meeting, the juniors were given the opportunity to check out equipment and apparatus showcasing over 125 years of firefighting history in the Town of Islip representing all the fire departments and ambulance companies.
This was the third time the juniors held their meeting at the museum (at their request). Just another example of the many unique experiences our juniors get to enjoy being an active member of the West Sayville Junior FD!
Congratulations to all our West Saville Junior Fire Department line and social officers for 2022!
Captain Reilly Diwby
1st Lt. Brooklyn Diwby
2nd Lt. Samantha (Sam) O'Donnell
Secretary/Treasurer Marina Pattilio
Sgt-At-Arms Charlie Leigh-Manuell
We look forward to an exciting year of adventures under your leadership!
And leading the juniors in 2022 will be Captain Reilly Diwby...
Congratulations Reilly on your ascent to the captain's position!
Also installed last night was our 1st Lt. Brooklyn Diwby and 2nd Lt. Samantha (Sam) O'Donnell.
Congratulations to our newly installed Lieutenants!
On Friday 2/18, the juniors line and social officers for 2022 were officially installed by "the big department" for their term of office.
Shown here are our Secretary/Treasurer Marina Pattilio and Sgt-At-Arms Charlie Leigh-Manuell being installed.
Congratulations to all our newly installed officers!
An update from our Juniors Food Drive in November...
Following the distribution of the numerous food items donated during our food drive, Coaches Melissa and Charlie were able to use the remainder of the cash and gift cards collected to donate yet another 235 items to the food bank operated by St. John Nepomucene in Bohemia!
The food bank was extremely grateful as they advised that post holiday their donations (and subsequent inventory) tend to drop off so these items will definitely be of help to those in need!
THANK YOU AGAIN to all who donated food items, cash or gift cards, your unrelenting support allows the juniors to continue their good work supporting our communities! 🚒🍞🥔🥕🍗🥫
What a difference three years makes...😮
WSJFD Installation Dinner 2019
Did you know the West Sayville Junior Fire Department has been in active continuous service for over 125 years?!
WSJFD celebrated its' 125th year of service in 2020 with over 50 current department members presently among the ranks of the "big department" who were former Juniors.
At 40+ juniors presently, WSJFD truly is "The Future of Tradition"!
Interested in joining us? Attend our meeting/training drill every 3rd Friday of the month at 7 PM at WSFD Headquarters @ 80 Main Street in West Sayville (ages 8-17 accepted, no prior training or experience is needed).
Look who made Fire News this month! 😎
A few days early but wanted to wish all our directors, committee members, juniors, their parents and families a Safe, Happy & Prosperous New Year! 🥳🚒🇺🇸
Wishing all our directors, committee members, juniors, their parents and families a Merry Christmas!
May you all have a Merry, Safe & Joyous holiday! 🎅🚒🎄
REMINDER - HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE 11/20 & 11/21
Join us tomorrow Saturday 11/20 & Sunday 11/21 from 9 AM - 3 PM @ WSFD Headquarters at 80 Main Street in West Sayville.
We appreciate your continued support!
It's that time of year again! The West Sayville Junior FD will be conducting our annual holiday food drive on Saturday 11/20 and Sunday 11/21 from 9 AM - 3 PM in the East parking lot of WSFD Headquarters at 80 Main Street.
Please help support this event with your donation of non-perishable foods to help local families in need. We thank you in advance in for your continued support of the juniors and this event! 🚒🍗🥔🥧
What a difference a year and a half makes! 😮
WSJFD group photo taken 2-20-2020
The Juniors wish to extend a Happy Birthday to our very own Director Gary Leigh-Manuell...Happy Birthday Coach Gary! 🎂🎉🎈🎈
Strong work by former WSFD Jr. and current Sayville FD member Robert Giacoia on being awarded the Glen Pettit Memorial Scholarship to support his schooling at SCCC for a future career as a New York City firefighter.
The Glen Pettit Memorial Scholarship is presented in honor of WSFD Truck 3 member Glen K. Pettit who was lost in the line of duty on 9/11 while in his career capacity as an NYPD officer. May his service & sacrifice never be forgotten.
Congratulations Rob on a well deserved scholarship! 🚒🔥📕📘
Glen Pettit Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Robert Giacoia
The Class of 2021 Glen Pettit Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Robert Giacoia, who will be attending SCCC in the fall with aspirations of becoming a NYC Firefighter.
More at: https://www.sayvilleschools.org/Page/20154
It's Summer time!!! 😎
Our juniors (current & past) making the most of Summer 2021 😃
Right on time for Mother's Day...
The juniors wish to extend congratulations to Coach Melissa and Coach Charlie on the arrival of baby Abigail Noelle born @ 1:41 AM on May 6th!
The juniors wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the D'Onofrio family on the loss of Ex-Chief Harry D'Onofrio, a 43 year member of the West Sayville FD who was a pivotal part of "the big department". With a legacy of service in both the WSFD and the NYPD, Harry was a proud father/papa to his sons Patrick & Brian (both current WSFD chiefs) as well as his grandsons Tyler & Sean who are both current WSJFD juniors (Tyler was issued badge # 72 in honor of his papa when he joined the juniors several years ago).
One of Harry's many good traits was his willingness to welcome new members into the department/Company 3. Many of our current younger senior dept. members fondly remember how welcoming Harry was to them when making the transition to "the big department".
Apparently, Oreo's were Harry's favorite nighttime snack so we ask that you "raise an Oreo" in memory of Harry and his legacy (that will continue for generations to come) in the West Sayville FD. 😊
One of the coolest gifts from last night's shower...
Coach Melissa (and Coach Charlie) is all ready to welcome the newest member of The Future of Tradition! 😊
Last night marked the return once again to in-person Juniors meetings/trainings along with the installation of our line/social officers for 2021.
Our "training session" last night was actually the cover for a secret baby shower for Coach Melissa (and Coach Charlie too)!
We look forward to meeting our newest junior Jr. in May! 👶🚒
Wishing all our juniors and their families a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!
Thanks for all your continued dedication and service throughout this hectic year. Here's to 2021 being much better!
Wishing all our juniors and their families a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all your continued hard work through this very trying year, your efforts have impacted and enriched the lives of many this year who needed that support so very much.
Merry Christmas to all! 🚒🎅
A legend in the West Sayville FD and an ardent supporter of the WSFD Juniors
Santa Claus is comin' to town...
Our incredible elves (aka WSFD Juniors) once again added fire safety messages to 1,000 (yes ONE THOUSAND...with more to come) individually packaged popcorn balls that will be distributed during our annual Santa Run this coming Saturday 12/19.
Santa will be around West Sayville and Oakdale starting between 10-11 AM so keep an ear for sirens of the four wheeled reindeer escorting his sleigh!
All totaled, our juniors will be adding these fire safety messages to a total of 2,500 (yes, TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED) individually packaged popcorn balls!
Happy Holidays from the WSFD Juniors! 🚒🚒🚒🚒🎅
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