WADING RIVER, NY –On Saturday, September 4th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the Sound Beach Fire Department’s Annual Fire District Inspection and Installation Dinner at East Wind Long Island in Wading River. Legislator Anker joined the Sound Beach Fire Department members in honoring the newly installed incoming officers as well as other department members for their many years of dedicated service, including Erica Elisseou and Cheyenne Enlund for 5 years; Dede Zenz, Kevin Creedon, Ex-Captain James Hudson, Captain James McLoughlin and Chief Darran Handshaw for 10 years; Ex-Captain Joseph Luise for 15 years; Ex-Chief Thomas Sternberg and Ex-Chief Michael Rosasco for 20 years; John Marino and Ex-Captain Daryl Blasberg for 25 years; John Hoffmann, Joseph Russo and Anthony Russo for 30 years; Ex-Captain John Curtin and Ex-Chief Edward Sullivan for 35 years; and Philip Alaimo III for 50 years. Members of the Auxiliary Company were also recognized for their years of dedicated service, including Maureen Strauch for 25 years; Ann Moran for 30 years; Denise Hellberg for 40 years; and Patty Pulick for 50 years.
It was an honor to attend this year’s annual inspection and installation dinner and to have the opportunity to recognize members of the department and the Auxiliary Company for their many years and decades of dedicated service, said Legislator Anker.
I want to thank the all the members of the Sound Beach Fire Department and the Auxiliary Company for their continued and courageous service to the community during a challenging and unprecedented year.
We are extremely proud of our members and employees for their dedication to the community, said the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Sound Beach Fire District.
Representing all of the residents of Sound Beach, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the members of our fire department for the support you have provided to our community throughout this past year.
The Sound Beach Fire Department has been providing emergency services to the residents of Sound Beach for 91 years. The Sound Beach Fire Department is located at 152 Sound Beach Blvd. in Sound Beach. For more information, please call the department at their non-emergency phone number, (631)-744-2151.
Pictured L-R: Commissioner Jeff Vlack, Chairman John Romonoski, Vice Chairman Richard McKay, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Commissioner James McLoughlin, Chief Darran Handshaw, Ex- Chief Michael Rosaco, First Asstistant Chief William Roasasco, and Second Asstistant Chief Alex Riley