2014 Pot of Gold Party

Posted on January 24, 2014 by admin

We will again be holding a “Pot of Gold” party where we will be drawing our annual 50/50 raffle.In addition to the 50/50, there will be free food, chinese auctions, emerald society merchandise on sale and live music by The Fian have played at several of our events and always do a great job.


If you would like to help the Chinese auction by donating an item or basket from your business please contact Dan Gallagher (631-445-6100).

When: Saturday March 29, 2014 @ 2pm
Where: MJ Sullivans Pub
164 Route 25A (347)
, Mount Sinai, New York 11766
Price: $10 at the door

Additional details will be posted to this site soon.

December Meeting

Posted on December 7, 2012 by admin

Decembers monthly meeting Thursday the 20th at 7pm at the Coram FD located at 303 Middle Country Road. The officers urge all members to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Coram FD Toy Drive. Last year the toy box was empty when we arrived and when we left the box was full, lets keep that box full.


Posted on October 26, 2012 by admin

On Thursday October 25th was the monthly meeting and elections of officers. Congratulations to President Kevin McAteer, Vice President Dan Gallagher, and Treasurer Mark Gajowski and big congratulations to new Secretary Anthony Schifano and new Sgt. Of Arms David Nulty. Congratulations to all the officers.

St Pats NYC 2012 Pictures Posted

Posted on April 8, 2012 by admin

Thanks to Erik Feinberg for providing the pictures.

2010 – William Brown

Posted on March 6, 2011 by admin


    On Monday, March 23, 2009 while returning Nesconset's Heavy Rescue 4-4-9 to the Department, Firefighter Brown was alerted by a passerby of a motor vehicle accident with a vehicle fire on Lakeland Avenue. Firefighter Brown arrived on scene prior to the arrival of the Lakeland Fire Department and found a victim trapped in a car with the engine compartment on fire. Without personal protective equipment, Firefighter Brown used a portable extinguisher to protect the occupant from the flames, which had now extended into the passenger compartment. Then, using  tools from 4-4-9, he initiated extrication operations along with Chief Michael Barbara of the Lakeland Fire Department. While Chief Barbara operated the extrication tools, Firefighter Brown continued using the extinguishers to protect the victim from fire that was venting from the engine compartment and coming from under the dashboard.

    For putting the safety of others ahead of his own personal safety and acting at great personal risk, Firefighter William Brown is hereby awarded the Silver Medal of Valor.


2010 – Richard Moran

Posted on March 6, 2011 by admin


    Son of Irish immigrants Mary and Michael Moran, Dick was born in the Morrisiana section of the Bronx in 1937, the third of four brothers. He is a life member of the Bellport Fire Department Eagle Hose Company, with 39 years of service. He is still active, presently serving with the Fire Police Company.

    Dick is an Ex-Commissioner of the Bellport Fire Department, longtime Treasurer of the Bellport Benevolent Association and charter member of the Suffolk Fire Safety Educators Association. He has been a member of FASNY since 1989 and has been an active member of the Suffolk County Firefighters Emerald Society since 1994.

    In 1998 Dick retired from AT&T after 35 years of service as a Communications Technician. While working at AT&T he met and married his beloved wife Joan, whom he lost in 2007 after 41 years of marriage. He is the proud father of Sean Patrick Moran and the late William Michael Moran, who was an Ex-Chief of the Bellport Fire Department and a dedicated firefighter with FDNY Ladder 19 in the Morrisiana section of the Bronx.

    Dick extends his best regards to all Emerald Society members and friends and thanks them all for sharing many years of happy memories of "celebrating our Irish heritage."

2010 – Raymond Germaine & Thomas Kriklava

Posted on March 6, 2011 by admin


    On Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 1:28 AM, the Hauppauge Fire Department was notified of a residential fire at 27 Village Lane. First arriving unit, 1st Assistant Chief Raymond Germaine, immediately transmitted a "working fire" with heavy fire from two exposures of a wood frame two story colonial. Assistant Chief Germaine was informed by a civilian that a person was trapped inside. Ray made an attempt to enter the residence through the front door but was forced back by intense heat and smoke conditions. A he exited the building, he observed Firefighter Thomas C. Kriklava on the roof of the overhang outside a second story bedroom. He too has been told of the trapped person and, with the help of a civilian, placed an 8 foot step ladder to the roof ledge. Firefighter Kriklava entered the home through the front window, followed by Assistant Chief Germaine. There were severe heat and smoke conditions present and both were without the benefit of protective gear or SCBAs. A search was conducted in the bedroom and an unconscious male was located on the floor between the bed and the wall. They removed the victim through the second story window and, aided by the civilian, handed him off to Fierfighters Giuliano and Sidik who carried the victim down the ladder to the front lawn. He was transferred to St. Catherine of Siena Hospital unconscious, suffering from smoke inhalation and second degree burns.

    Without regard for their own personal safety and at extreme personal risk, First Assistant Chief Raymond Germaine and Firefighter Thomas C. Kriklava are awarded the Gold Medal of Valor.


2010 – Donald J. Corkery

Posted on March 6, 2011 by admin

    Chief Donald J. Corkery began his fire service career with the Wyandanch Fire     Company in the Fall of 1969. His dad, John was a firefighter with Massapequa Engine Company #5 and his father in-law, Richard Klapproth, was a Wyandanch Ex-Chief. Don moved to Sayville and joined Resolute Hose Co. # 1 of the Sayville Fire Department in 1972. In 1976 he started the progression as a line officer and was elected Lieutenant and the Captain of the Resolute Hose Company. He was elected to the position of Assistant Chief in 1981 and then became Acting Chieg in 1984. Don served as Chief of Department from 1985 – 1987. He served as President of the Islip Chief's Council and Suffolk Fire Chiefs Council. In 1982 he was appointed a Deputy Fire Coordinator for Suffolk County and later served as the Chief Deputy Fire Coordinator from 1992 – 2005. He also served as Deputy Commissioner of Suffolk County Fire / Rescue and Emergency Services in 2005. Don has been a member of NYSAFC since 1980 and served on the Public Education, Codes, Life Safety and Conference Committees for 18 years.

    Don's salaried career was "working on the railroad" – The Long Island Railroad. He started as a "fireman" on a locomotive and then became a locomotive engineer. He worked in the Training Division for 25 years and retired as the Director of Training in 2004. In addition to training L.I.R.R. employees, his responsibilities included training firefighters from FDNY, Nassau and Suffolk Counties on railroad safety. Corkery was also an instructor for the Suffolk County Fire Academy.

    Today he is an active Ex-Chief of his department and is the Blue Jays Drill Team "C" truck driver. Corkery is completing his fifth term as Fire Commissioner and is currently serving as 1st Vice President of the Suffolk County Fire District Officers Association.

    In his spare time, he rides his Harley Davidson Ultra motorcycle with the Riders of Fire Motorcycle Club. He enjoys NASCAR racing and golfing. He has been married to wife Laura for 35 years and the have two children, Brian and Kate.

2008 – John Ipolito Jr. & Edward Kunz Jr.

Posted on March 6, 2008 by admin


Bio coming soon.

2008 – Salvatore Formica & Robert Jinks

Posted on March 6, 2008 by admin


Bio coming soon.