Seaford Fire Department 9/11 Monument

Serving a working class community consisting of many FDNY and NYPD members, this monument featuring World Trade Center steel pays homage to all the emergency service personnel lost on 9/11.

Rescue 687 - 2004 Pierce Dash 250 gpm/250 gal./20 gal. foam

As one of the very few “wet” rescues on Long Island, this rig was designed to provide maximum efficiency with limited manpower and was utilized as the blueprint for the Bridgeport (CT) FD’s heavy rescue apparatus. Only the second rescue to serve the department, it replaced a classic 1983 American LaFrance Century 1000 Series quad which was converted in 1994 by Saulsbury to a heavy rescue complete with a new walk-around body equipped with roll-up doors. Seating eight (5 with SCBA), it features a winch, light tower and command post as well Hurst extrication tools.

Organized in 1900, Seaford protects a mixed residential and commercial response area including portions of Sunrise Highway and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135). Operating from one station, 65 active volunteers provide Fire, Rescue and ALS level EMS protection answering an annual average of 700 alarms.

FIREHOUSES

MONUMENTS

ARTWORK

SLOGANS

KITSCHY

ANTIQUES

FIREMATIC HISTORY

Engine 6810 - 1989 Pierce Lance 1500 gpm/500 gal.

Known as “the Queen of the Fleet”, it is assigned to respond to brush and trash fires.

Engine 682 - 1998 Pierce Lance 1500 gpm/1250 gal.

Seating eight (7 with SCBA), it is equipped with a propane burn-off kit.

Engine 681 - 2012 Ferrara Inferno 1500 gpm/750 gal.

The newest rig, it is an anomaly as the only Ferrara apparatus among the department’s all Pierce fleet. Ferrara was chosen for this new apparatus as the department wanted a wider cab which they were able to provide. It rotates first due response assignments monthly with Engine 682.

Special thanks to Asst. Chief Paul Lochner for his assistance in arranging my visit, positioning the apparatus for photos and providing background information on the department.

Ladder 683 - 1994 Pierce Lance ’75

Featuring the first aerial Pierce built in-house (they had utilized LTI until then), this rig responds as a mutual aid FAST (Firefighter Assist & Search Team) to neighboring Massapequa, North Massapequa and Wantagh. This rig served as “Acting FDNY Ladder 4” during the funerals of those members lost on 9/11 and as such was decorated to reflect its’ acting assignment. It is dedicated to the memory of Lt. Keith P. Kern (the father of an SFD assistant chief) who was lost suddenly in 2006 - as the senior man in the FDNY Engine 54/Ladder 4/Battalion 9 firehouse which lost 12 members on 9/11, he assisted all the families of those lost.