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Our latest road trip took us along the Connecticut shore and on to explore fire departments on
Long Island, NY.  We saw some of the most impressive fire stations and apparatus on this trip.
There were a number of fire rescue boats on the agenda and we found a few more.  Perhaps
the most interesting were the Long Island style brush trucks known locally as "Stump Jumpers"
which are similar in some ways to Cape Cod brush breakers, but definitely have their own
unique design to serve the needs of the many Long Island communities.




We began day 3 on the south shore of Long Island with several boats in the
Islip area of the Great South Bay. We made it all the way to Montauk Light
and then back to Riverhead for the night.


East Brentwood Fire Station

Brentwood Fire Department
One of the busiest "fire work" departments on the island

Brentwood's brush truck

Dispatch center at Brentwood


West Islip Fireboat
Another new boat protecting a busy area


Bay Shore Fireboat Marine 26
located between West Islip and Islip



The Islip Fire Department's boat
A newer and larger boat is on order


Islip Fire Department


East Islip Fireboat Marine 33


Great River Fire Department station

West Sayville Fire Station

West Sayville Fire Headquarters

West Sayville Brush 10
serves as a brush "stump jumper" and also as a high water rescue and
storm duty vehicle.


Hooks added to bars catch, stop, and cut barbed wire from old fences thereby
protecting personnel from potential injury

Sayville Fire Station

Bayport Fire Station

Blue Point Fire Station

Regional Haz Mat units training behind Blue Point Station

Patchogue Fire Department

Bridgehampton Fire Station

9-11 Memorial at Bridgehampton

Montauk Lighthouse
Located at the very eastern point of the lower fork of Long Island

Montauk Fire Station

East Hampton Fire Station





Our final day took us out the north fork of Long Island to Orient Point
and the ferry back to Connecticut.


Riverhead Fire Station
Located at the head of the bay between the north and south forks of the island.


Riverhead sub Station 1

Jamesport Fire Station


Mattituck Fire Station

Cutchogue Fire Station


Southhold sub Fire Station

Southhold Fire Station

Greenport Fire Station


The former FDNY Fireboat "Fire Fighter" is now located in Greenport
at a maritime museum.


East Marion, LI Fire Station

East Marion, LI

Orient Fire Station


The ferry to Connecticut from Orient Point goes to New London

Lighthouse at entrance to New London

Lighthouse in New London




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