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Lynbrook Fire Headquarters Dedication

Story and photos by Dan Neri - Lynbrook Fire Department - Video by Danny Neri - Lynbrook Junior Fire Department

On April 9, 2017, the Lynbrook Fire Department re-named and dedicated the Headquarters building, located on Wright Ave. to Ex-Chief James McDermott.

On hand for the dedication and renaming were Lynbrook Village Officials, NY State and Town of Hempstead elected officials, member of the Lynbrook Fire Department, members of neighboring fire departments, as well as members of McDermott's family.

After a few words from Chief John Chavatte and Lynbrook Mayor Bill Hendrick, Chiefs Abrams and Pearsall unveiled the bronze plaque and members of Truck Co. unveiled the new sign adorning the front of Lynbrook FD Headquarters. The ceremony ended with a prayer from Department Chaplain Robert Walderman.

McDermott was a 36 year member of the Lynbrook Fire Department, and is the only member to hold the office of Chief of the Department twice in the LFD's 116 year history. He joined Rescue Hook, Ladder and Bucket Company #1 in 1980 and served as Chief from 2005 - 2006 and then again from 2015 - 2016.

Ex-Chief McDermott passed away in August 2016 at the age of 55.

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