[BAYPORT NY] The Bayport Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Monday evening, August 29, 2017, at 20:20hrs. The fire was primarily contained to the attic area of the one-story home and was quickly extinguished.
Mutual aid was provided by the Sayville and West Sayville Fire Department with the Holbrook Fire Department standing by at Bayport’s headquarters. EMS services were provided by community ambulance.
Photography by Larry Hamrlicek
Courtesy of NBC News, original story here
A small seaplane crash-landed on a waterfront embankment on Long Island Tuesday morning.
The single-engine, single-passenger aircraft went down just feet from the waters of the Great South Bay off of Bayport shortly before 7 a.m., Suffolk County police say.
Courtesy of Newsday: Original article here
A group of passers-by forced their way into a Bayport home and alerted three residents that the house was on fire early Saturday, Suffolk County police said.
Five adults were riding in a car about 2:10 a.m. when they passed a home on Middle Road and noticed it was on fire, a police spokeswoman said.
They got out of the vehicle, knocked on the door and eventually forced their way in to reach the unsuspecting dwellers, police said. “They were sound asleep. They had no idea what was going on,” Bayport Fire Chief Bob Fleming said of the residents. “The people kicked in the door and woke them up out of a sound sleep. They definitely saved their lives, all three of them.” Two people in the home, as well as a tenant in another part of the house, were all able to get out safely, police and Fleming said.
In April of this year, a small plane crashed after taking off from the Bayport Aerodrome. Several Bayport Firefighters that lived near the crash site rushed to the scene and pulled both the pilot and passenger from the fiery wreckage and airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries.
This past Friday (Sept 2. 2016), at the Bayport FD’s regular monthly meeting, Pilot Scott Clifford and passenger Michael Rome attended the meeting and met with the BFD membership to personally thank them. Additionally, New York State Senators Tom Croci and Phil Boyle also attended and presented recognition awards to several firefighters and civilians that were participated in the extrication of the occupants.
The 1st Annual Suffolk County/Boston Qualifier Marathon will be held on Sunday September 13. This marathon will proceed from Heckshire State Park along Montauk Hwy through Patchogue. During the marathon Montauk Hwy will be closed to all vehicular traffic including crossing Montauk Hwy. Please plan accordingly.
For more information please visit the Suffolk Marathon Website.
The Missing Monument
Being part of a close knit organization that has its roots deep within the community for well over 100 years you’re bound, from time to time, to come across some history. When I joined the Fire Department 25 years ago, they were starting to design an extension on the current headquarters to house the new ladder truck. During this time, the department’s 100th anniversary was quickly approaching. As the days went on, historic relics of the Bayport Fire Department’s past emerged. Old radios and helmets, fire nozzles and antique extinguishers, and a vast collection of journals and photographs. As the extension neared its completion, one of the members delivered a beautiful stained glass window that was saved from the destruction of the old firehouse and it was installed in the new extension. The department also set out on a quest to find and restore its first hose cart from 1891. While they lost the trail, they were able to find and restore a duplicate.
The Bayport Fire Department responded to a working house fire on Eatondale Avenue in Bayport early in the morning Christmas Eve. The initial fire was reported as a brush fire in the vicinity of Nicols Rd and Purick Street.
The Bayport Fire Department responded to a Motor Vehicle Accident on September 25, 2013 where a car lost control and crashed into the A&D lock store. Injuries were not reported at the time of this posting.
Photo courtesy of @Stringernews via twitter
[August 21, 2013, Bayport NY] The Bayport Fire Department reponded to a motor vehicle accident late Wednesday night eastbound Sunrise Hwy at Vets Hwy. The driver of one of the vehicles was traveling