The Huntington Manor Fire Department is located at 1650 New York Avenue in Huntington Station, New York, approximately 32 miles east of New York City. Our Department is proud to protect and serve the residents and businesses of our community with over 130 volunteers! We are one of the busiest volunteer fire departments on Long Island with an average of over 1000 calls for assistance per year. We do not provide ambulance transport but do respond to certain medical calls. Besides structure fires we also respond to auto accidents, heavy rescues, electrical and elevator emergencies and collapses . We are constantly training to learn new skills and techniques to provide the best possible service to our community.
It is with deep sadness the Chiefs Office announces the sudden passing of Firefighter Ray Sipel Jr. Rays father is also an ex captain of Huntington Manor. Please keep the Sipel family in your thoughts and prayers. Wake and funeral arrangements for Firefighter Ray Sipel Jr. are as follows. Wake Friday, December 26th 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. M.A. Connell Funeral Home 934 New York Avenue Huntington Station. Fire Department Service Friday night 8 P.M. Funeral Service Saturday, December 27th, 10 A.M. Saint Peters Church 11 Ogden Court Huntington Station N.Y.
Monday, September 15, 2014 Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 On Thursday September 11th the Huntington Manor Fire Department will be holding two services to remember the events and victims of the attacks on our country. The first service will be held at Fire Headquarters starting at 7:45 AM. This service will last to approximately 10:28 AM the time the second tower fell. A candlelight vigil will be held at 7:30 PM at Peter Nelson Park on Oakwood Rd. Peter was a Huntington Manor Fire Chief and also a member of F.D.N.Y. Rescue Company #4 who made the ultimate sacrafice that day. All members of the community are welcome to attend either or both services.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Today we honor Richard “Rev” Holst who on September 9th, 2009 answered his last alarm in the line of duty. Richie is missed everyday by his wife Noreen and his brother and sister firefighters at Huntington Manor. Here is an article on Rich which was printed in Newsday.
As the Huntington Manor Fire Department’s chaplain, Richard Holst was known to many firefighters only by his nickname, “Rev,” the man you turned to in times of stress and grief.
Sunday, the fire department grieved for Holst, along with hundreds from across the region, as they attended a firehouse wake for the 31-year veteran, who died Wednesday of natural causes on a fire call.
The Huntington Station chaplain, who was 60, lay in repose at the department’s headquarters, dressed in his blue uniform with white gloves. At either end of the coffin stood two firefighters at attention throughout the wake. Grim-faced firefighters slowly approached the coffin in pairs. They knelt before it and then stood up slowly, raising a white-gloved right hand to their brow, a final salute.
A tall, solidly built man with a crew cut, Holst had a light touch as a lay chaplain, said colleagues who elected him to the position time after time for 25 years.
Being a chaplain meant attending countless wakes and funerals, counseling traumatized firefighters and paramedics, and making house calls on the sick and bereaved. “He lived his life as a chaplain,” said Edward Billia, the department’s associate chaplain. “He believed in it.”
Holst, a retired National Grid worker, died outside a fire at the Uber Cafe on Depot Road in Huntington Station, police said. He was not involved in putting out the fire, but he suddenly collapsed while helping to coordinate efforts, officials said.
As a sign of mourning, the Huntington Manor Fire Department placed two ladder trucks outside to hold aloft a large American flag. Purple and black bunting was placed above the fire house’s front door. A digital sign outside the fire house informed motorists and passersby of Holst’s passing. “Rest in peace, dear brother,” it said.
The Huntington Manor Fire Department will be celebrating our 111 th Anniversary with a Fireman’s Fair and Parade from Tuesday July 15th thru Saturday July 19 th. The Fair will take place at the Stimson Middle School and Peter Nelson Park on Oakwood Rd, Huntington. The hours are 7 PM-11 PM daily and 5 PM-12 AM on Saturday. The Parade is Wednesday July 16th at 7:30 PM. There will be Amusement Rides, Games of Skill, Gambling, Food and Live Music. Fireworks Wednesday thru Saturday night at 9:30PM.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 13:38 Huntington Manor Firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 6 Dianne Crest in Huntington on Sunday afternoon. Arriving first, Assistant Chief Frank McQuade confirmed a working fire with a 2 story private dwelling fully involved in flames. First due Engine 2-4-3 was ordered to secure a hydrant and stretch two 1 3/4 lines to the front door. Under the command of Chief of Department Fred Steenson Jr, assisted by Chief Mcquade and 3rd Assistant chief Jon Hoffmann firefighters began to attack the fire. Complicating the operation was a ruptured gas line to the house that contributed to the rapid spread of the fire. Approximately 60 firefighters using 7 pieces of equipment had the fire under control in about 50 minutes. Manor was assisted at the scene by Huntington Fire Department and Huntington Community First aid Squad provided an ambulance stand by. Melville Fire Department stood by at Manors Headquarters. Town fire Marshall’s were called to investigate the cause of the blaze however it is believed to be accidental at this time.
Photos Ron Schankin
FDAction shots Alex Vansantvoord
Thursday, December 12, 2013 16:18 On Thursday afternoon at 16:18 hours the Huntington Manor Fire Department responded to a working house fire located at 5 East 20th Street in Huntington Station. Units were confronted with a 2 story private dwelling that was heavily involved in fire. Under command of 1st Assistant Chief Frank McQuade an interior attack was attempted but due to the collapse of a rear setback all units were pulled out of the building for an exterior attack. 3 lines were used to control the fire before firefighters could re enter the building. Manor was assisted at the scene by Huntington and Greenlawn Fire Departments. One firefighter was transported to Huntington Hospital with a burn injury by Huntington Community First Aid Squad. Town of Huntington Fire Marshals and S.C.P.D. Arson squad are investigating the cause of the blaze.
Photos by Ron Schankin