For Immediate Release:
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Great River Fire Department will host an open house from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Individuals who feel they may be interested in joining the brave men and women of the department are encouraged to attend in order to speak with our fire fighters about membership. These volunteers courageously and unselfishly devote their time and energy to protect the lives, homes and businesses in our community by acting as first responders in medical emergencies as well as fighting fires. At the open house, they will be able to provide firsthand knowledge of what it takes to join their ranks as well as provide information on the benefits of membership.
If you are a person who wants to make a difference in the lives of others and reap the rewards of knowing that you have contributed to your community, take the first step and join us on this day.
We are actively recruiting members and welcome your interest in our commitment to others!
The 2015 Great River Fire Department election results are as follows:
- Chief of Department: William Vogel, Jr.
- 1st Assistant Chief: Paul Llobell, III
- 2nd Assistant Chief: Robert Sudano
- Captain: Michael Viniotis
- Lieutenant: Al Erhard
- Secretary: William Single
- Treasurer: Thomas Potter
- Sergeant at Arms: Michael Chicarelli
A big thank you is in order for outgoing Chief of Department James DiGiovanna for all of his hard work and dedication to the Great River Fire Department.
Join the Great River Fire Department and the Great River Community Association for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting!
Where: Memorial Park, Great River Road.
When: Sunday, December 7, 4pm
- Carols By the Great River/ EI Girl Scout and Brownies Troops
- Holiday Sweater Contest for Adults
- Letters to Santa Station
- Santa Arrives on the Famous GRFD Hess Truck!
- Refreshments by the fire!
See you there!
FF Danny Cantelmo popped the question in true firematic fashion to his long time girlfriend, Melissa. She said yes! Welcome to the family, Melissa!
The Great River Fire Department joined departments from all over Long Island to participate in the 2nd Annual Brush Truck Training Competition on September 20, 2014. The challenge tested the skills of the members and helped prepare them for real world incidents. Special thanks to the Patchogue Fire Department for coordinating the event. See you next year!
On behalf of the Chief’s office of the Great River Fire Department, we would like to wish our Officers, Members and residents a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!