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Lynbrook Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary

On March 24, 1953 five women, one representing each Lynbrook Fire Company, approached the village attorney, Charles Rothkopf, asking that he obtain a charter for the Ladies Auxiliary to the Lynbrook Fire Department.  New York State granted incorporation for the Auxiliary. The first meeting was held on April 8, 1953 presided over by president Marie Hilms. There were 53 charter members. 

The first by-laws described the object of the Auxiliary as that of being "for the sole purpose of taking part in parades when sanctioned by the Lynbrook Fire Department."

In 1967 the by-laws then read that the object was "to promote the welfare, perpetuate the principles of the Nassau County Firemen's Association and to render any assistance possible to the Fire Departments of Nassau County."

In 1978 and to the present the by-laws read that the object of the Ladies Auxiliary is:

  • To assist the Lynbrook Fire Department  in achieving its goals of community service 

  • To participate with the Lynbrook Fire Department  in parades and other uniform functions.

Over the years the Ladies Auxiliary has held numerous fundraisers allowing the Auxiliary to purchase various items for the Lynbrook Fire Department; marched in many parades, amassing an impressive array of trophies; served countless cups of coffee at fire scenes, and continues to assist the Lynbrook Fire Department when called upon, anytime, day or night.

Today, the auxiliary is comprised of 38 members. Membership is open to any wife, mother, sister or daughter who is 18 years of age or older and whose relative is a member in good standing of the Lynbrook Fire Department or Junior Fire Department.

Officers 2017-2018


President Donna Cribbin
Vice President Lynne Harvey-Donnelly

Secretary - Donna Burkhard Riveiro

Treasurer Heidi Byrne


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