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Hose Company Wetdown

Story and Photos by Ex-Captain Steve Grogan


On Friday evening, March 13, 2015, one hundred and seven years to the day that Hose Company of the Lynbrook Fire Department was incorporated, their members christened their new Spartan pumper with the traditional bottle of champagne and a lot of water.  Ex-Captain Michael Gunning was the Master of Ceremonies and began with a brief history of the founding of the company by 13 residents in March 1908.  Also present for the ceremony was State Assemblyman Brian Curran, a former member, as well as Lynbrook Mayor Bill Hendrick, and Trustees Alan Beech and Mike Hawkhurst.  The blessing of the new pumper was then done by Reverend Alexander Kennedy, Pastor of St John's Church, a department chaplain.  Ex-Chief Richard  Neidecker, who chaired the new truck committee, then broke the traditional bottle of champagne on the front bumper.  Also, Hose Company's Ladies Auxiliary gave a present to Captain MIchael Brooks for the company while the company honored former member Vinnie Tunkel, Tally-Ho's John Overs, and Ex-Chief Neidecker, with plaques presented by Captain Brooks, for their assistance in the building of the new rig.  After all the presentations and after everyone moved out of the way, the members of Vulcan Company wet down the new rig with their deck gun.  Everyone then went inside to enjoy Hose Company's hospitality and to celebrate the occasion with the membership and many former members of the company who came back to Lynbrook for the event.   


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02/21/17 09:58

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