The Eaton's Neck Fire Department hosted its 45th Annual Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4. Former Fire Commissioner Walter Roy Beach, who turned 90 on July 4 and has over 63 years in the volunteer fire service, served as grand marshal of the parade. Beach served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and took part in the Normandy landings on D-Day. He has been a member of the Eaton's Neck Fire Department for 43 years, where he served for 30 years as Fire Commissioner. Before joining Eaton's Neck, Beach served for 20 years in the Levittown Fire Department.
The members of the Eaton's Neck Fire Department assembled on Sunday, June 26 to dedicate a new memorial garden and flagpole. The garden is named in memory of Second Assistant Chief Kevin J. Brandon and is dedicated to those who served the Eaton's Neck Fire Department and have answered their last alarm.
WIth many friends and family members present, members honored included:
On March 28, 2016, the Eaton's Neck Fire Department laid to rest Ex-Chief Andrew J. Mastronardi. A service was held at St. Gerard Majella RC Church in Terryville. The Westhampton Beach Fire Department and the Terryville Fire Department provided a firematic arch to honor the family and friends who knew Chief Mastronardi.
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Members of the Eaton's Neck Fire Department assembled on Saturday, March 5 to start construction of a new memorial garden to be located at the base of the Department's new flagpole. The project is being spearheaded by Ex-Chief Jerry Hehir with technical leadership being provided by Ex-Chief Kevin O'Neill. The garden will be named in memory of Chief Kevin Brandon and will be dedicated to all members who have answered their last alarm. Special thanks to George Jensen of Northport, a retired FDNY firefighter, for donating his time and equipment.
The chief officers of the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department recently presented a plaque from the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York to longtime volunteer firefighter Roy Beach, age 89, in recognition for over 50 years in the volunteer fire service. Beach served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and took part in the Normandy landings on D-Day. He has been a member of the Eaton's Neck Fire Department for 43 years, where he served for 30 years as Fire Commissioner.