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.
The Board of Fire Commissioners would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support on the recently passed Bond Issue. We look forward to keeping you informed as progress is made.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, May 7, 2019
CENTRAL ISLIP FIRE DISTRICT, IN THE
TOWN OF ISLIP,
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Election of the qualified voters of the Central Islip Fire District (hereinafter called the “Fire District”), in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, will be held at Fire District Headquarters located at 97 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, New York 11722, in the said Fire District, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The polls shall open at 6:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) and shall remain open until 9:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) or as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their votes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the resolution adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fire District on March 25, 2019, the following Proposition will be submitted to the qualified voters of the Fire District for approval or disapproval:
SHALL THE RESOLUTION OF THE CENTRAL ISLIP FIRE DISTRICT, IN THE TOWN OF ISLIP, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, STATE OF NEW YORK, ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF THE FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CENTRAL ISLIP FIRE DISTRICT ON MARCH 25, 2019, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT OF THIS PROPOSITION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) FIRE VEHICLES (REAR MOUNT COBRA AERIALS) FOR THE MAXIMUM COST OF $2,363,451.00 PLUS INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 3.81% PER ANNUM, FOR A PERIOD OF SEVEN (7) YEARS, FOR A TOTAL OF $2,752,474.20; AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR SAID VEHICLES IN SAID AMOUNT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF $393,210.60, EACH YEAR, OVER A SEVEN (7) YEAR PERIOD BE APPROVED (FIRST PAYMENT DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2020)?
FURTHER, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT SUCH PURCHASE IS A TYPE II ACTION PURSUANT TO THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT (“SEQRA”) AND WILL NOT RESULT IN ANY ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT; THAT THE PERIOD OF PROBABLE USEFULNESS OF THE VEHICLES TO BE PURCHASED IS TWENTY (20) YEARS; AND, AFTER CONSIDERING AN EVALUATION OF FINANCING ALTERNATIVES, THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS HAS DETERMINED THAT IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE FIRE DISTRICT TO FINANCE THIS PURCHASE OF TRUCKS IN THE LEAST EXPENSIVE WAY, NAMELY PURSUANT TO THIS PURCHASE AGREEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF TAXES TO BE COLLECTED TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON SAID PURCHASE AGREEMENT; AND TO EXCEED THE ANNUAL SPENDING LIMITATION OF THE FIRE DISTRICT, IF NECESSARY, BY THE AMOUNT OF THE ANNUAL PAYMENTS DUE UNDER THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT; AND THAT THE FIRE DISTRICT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS AND MAINTENANCE FOR THE TRUCKS.
All residents of the Central Islip Fire District who are duly registered to vote with the Suffolk County Board of Elections on or before April 15, 2019 shall be eligible to vote.