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.
The Eaton's Neck Fire Department recently purchased and placed into service a LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System from Physio-Control, Inc. The portable, easy-to-use device delivers automated, guidelines-consistent chest compressions to improve blood flow in victims of cardiac arrest. With LUCAS, automated compressions are delivered consistently and continuously, helping to maintain good circulation to the patient during transport to the hospital.
Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”
On Saturday, May 30, the Eaton's Neck Fire Department conducted hands-on training with its firefighter emergency escape systems. The emergency escape systems are provided to all interior structural firefighters under a 2012 law.