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Lynbrook Hosts Nassau Junior FD Meeting

Story by Ex-Captain Steve Grogan; Photos by Ex-Captain Mike Gunning

On Sunday, September 29th, 2013, the Lynbrook Junior Fire Department hosted the quarterly meeting of the Nassau County Junior Firefighters Association at Lynbrook's Recreation Center.  The Association, which is comprised of 38 Junior Fire Departments and Fire Explorer programs affiliated with volunteer fire departments in Nassau County, brings together all these junior organizations to promote camaraderie, community service and training opportunities to help develop future volunteers firefighters for our communities.  The junior members and their advisors were welcomed by Chief Edward Hynes who is a former junior.  He was one of the original members of the Lynbrook Junior Fire Department when it began in 1978.  Lynbrook's present Junior Captain is John O'Reilly III, whose father is an ex-chief and also a former junior.

The highlight of the meeting was a presentation by Nassau County Fire Marshal Investigator Joseph Whittaker who introduced K-9 Umi, a black Labrador Retriever, who is trained in accelerant detection by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency of the US Justice Department.  Umi, who demonstrated its detection abilities, helps investigators solve arson fires in Nassau County and throughout New York State.

    


 

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