When a small group of community minded members of the hamlet of Central Islip gathered in the spring of 1906 to organize a Fire Company, they could not have realized what their dream would become one hundred years later. It would be interesting indeed to have their thoughts and opinions on this subject, and to discuss the growth and development of our Fire Department over the years, and to compare notes both on what they experienced in the early days to what the Department has become in the present day. It is certain they would be impressed with how their idea took hold and flourished, developed its’ own traditions and sense of pride, served the Central Islip community so well, yet still looks ahead to continue to improve itself and to provide for our neighbors with the finest fire protection and equipment available. Although a number of organizational changes related to the various Companies took place in the early years' the Central Islip Fire Department is comprised of Four Engine Companies with 25 Active Members plus Senior Active members and One Truck Company and a Rescue Company each with 25 Active Members plus Senior Active members.
The Department also contains a Drill Team, Ladies Auxiliary, Department Band, Junior Drill Team, and Softball Team. The Department is run by a Chief and three Assistants, while the companies are ran by a Captain and two Lieutenants. The Central Islip Fire Department serves over thirty thousand citizens of Central Islip responding to alarms any time of the day. Members of the department come from different backgrounds each bringing a unique quality that makes the Central Islip Fire Department one of the best Fire Departments on Long Island. Members will continue to serve the citizens now and for the next one hundred years with dedication, commitment, and the desire to always be prepared and trained to the best of their ability.
The Central Islip Fire Department was created in 1906 to provide fire prevention, suppression and overall assistance to the residents of the Central Islip Fire District. The Department continues to perform these services at a professional level while respecting the traditions of the past and remembering the generations of volunteers who have served our community.
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CENTRAL ISLIP FIRE DISTRICT
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Central Islip Fire District, in the Town of Islip, New York (the “Fire District”) will hold a special meeting on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7P.M. (Prevailing Time) at the Fire District Headquarters located at 97 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, New York 11722. The purpose of this Special Meeting is to provide information regarding the Fire District’s proposed capital project, including the construction of a new fire substation and various alterations and improvements to the existing facilities of the Central Islip Fire District, and to have the Board of Fire Commissioners adopt (i) one or more bond resolutions authorizing the issuance of bonds by the Fire District to finance said project and (ii) a resolution calling a special election to be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and providing for the submission of a proposition to the voters for approval or disapproval of the aforementioned bond resolution(s). The Fire District also expects to make all of the necessary findings required by the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act for the proposed project at this special meeting. The public is invited to attend.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Diane Wesnofske, Fire District Secretary, Central Islip Fire District, 97 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, New York 11722, telephone (631) 234-0321
Date: January 14, 2019
Diane Wesnofske, Secretary
Central Islip Fire District