July 2017 WTC Trip

Posted on June 24, 2017 by Dan

The Emerald Society world trade center trip will be Sunday, July 16th at 10am.

$50 per person includes bus ride into the city, admission to the One World Trade Observatory, and 2 free drink coupons at the top of the observatory. Members will be able to purchase their own tickets to the museum if wanted, everyone will qualify for different rates depending on if they are NYPD, 9/11 responders, veterans, etc.

Friends and family are welcome on this trip including the bus ride.

For tickets call Dave Nulty or Dan Gallagher.

June Emerald Society Meeting

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Dan

The next meeting of the Emerald Society will be 7pm Friday, June 16th 2017 at the Kismet Fire Department.

Ferries leave Bay Shore at 5:10pm or 6:45pm.
Return ferries leave Kismet 8:50pm or 10:30pm or 10:55pm.
Alternatively, if you park at Robert Moses Field 5 you can walk 1.7 miles (as per google maps) to Kismet.

Dinner is will be provided catered by the Kismet Inn with soda and water but members should bring their own refreshments otherwise. I’ve been told your best bet is to bring yourself a small cooler as prices on the island are very expensive.


2017 Pot of Gold Winner

Posted on March 26, 2017 by Dan

Congratulations to the Nissequogue FD who were the winners of this year’s Pot of Gold Raffle, and thank you to everyone who supported the event with donations for the Chinese auction and Fatty McGees for hosting!

2017 NYC Parade

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Dan

This year we will be stepping off earlier than ever before, as such be sure to follow the parade rules of NO green hats or beads, wear your proper Class A uniform, and make a presentable appearance for the society. Some grand stand tickets are available for friends & family, contact Dan Gallagher if interested.

Assembly Time
11:35 AM on E 47th between 5th & Madison.

Bus Details
The bus is free for DUES PAID members. Bring your 2017 dues card or be prepared to pay. Guests without a dues card will be asked to contribute $25 on the bus.
Pickups will be as follows:
0745 @ CIFD
0800 @ Hauppauge FD
0815 @ Ronkonkoma Train Station (Outside Parking Garage)
0830 Exit 63 Park & ride (Near Applebees)
0900 Exit 53 Park & ride (Near SCCC Campus)
0930 Exit 49 Park & ride (N. Service Road btw 110 & Pinelawn)
1135 Assembly @ E 47th st.

Any questions, contact Dan Gallagher ASAP.

2017 Pot of Gold Party

Posted on February 18, 2017 by Dan

March 25th, 2017

$20 at the door included free tap beer from 3pm-5pm.
Live music by Bangers & Mash.
Chinese auctions & Pot of Gold 50/50 Drawing at 6pm.

Fatty McGees
138 Connetquot Ave
East Islip, NY 11730

December Meeting

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Dan

The next meeting of the Emerald Society will be 7pm Thursday, December 15th, at the Coram FD.

As always PLEASE bring an unwrapped toy to the December meeting to support the Coram FD toy drive.

2016 Emerald Society Dinner Journal

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Dan

If anyone who couldn’t make the dinner is interested in seeing the journal, it can be downloaded by clicking on the photo below:


2016 Dinner – Dance & Awards Ceremony

Posted on September 4, 2016 by Dan

On November 19, 2016 the Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters’ Emerald Society will be holding its Dinner – Dance at the Central Islip Fire Department Headquarters: 97 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, NY 11722.


On this occasion we will be honoring a member of the society Past Commissioner/Past Captain William “Billy” Theis of the Terryville Fire Department as our 2016 Irishman of the Year.


The SCVFES feels that Past Captain Theis has earned the honor of being named 2016 Irishman of the year for his dedication to the fire service and the community he has served for some many years.


At this Dinner we also are presenting our Valor and Achievement Awards:


The Larry Williams Award for Valor
1st Assistant Chief Kieran Murphy, Bellport Fire Department


The Brennan – Shrang Award for Valor
Firefighter Matthew Monahan, Commack Fire Department  


The Harold Lally Lifetime Achievement Award
Ex- Captain James Mahoney, Northport Fire Department  


Please help Support our Society by attending our dinner and by purchasing an ad in our Journal. I have enclosed a journal advertisement contract for your convenience.  We hope to see you there on November 19, 2016 where a good time is guaranteed to be had by all.


Download the following forms to purchase tickets or place a journal ad:

ticketform journalform

June 2016 Meeting

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Dan

The next meeting of the Emerald Society is Thursday June 23rd at the Kismet FD on Fire Island.

All attending must have paid their dues and ensure their name appears in the dues book as the society is going to have to pay per person for food at this meeting. 

Please contact president McAteer prior to Tuesday so we can try to get a head count. 

The schedule for the ferry from Bay Shore is available here: http://www.fireislandferries.com/schedules/

Pot of Gold Party

Posted on February 7, 2016 by Dan

The 4th Annual Pot of Gold Party will be held Saturday March 26th, 2016. As in the past the party is being held at MJ Sullivans Pub (164 Route 25A Mount Sinai, New York 11766) and will feature free food, Chinese auctions, live music by Bangers and Mash and the drawing of our annual 50/50 raffle.


50/50 tickets can be purchased at an Emerald Society meeting, at the 2016 Buff Show, or online by visiting the Emerald Society online store.



To download a flyer for the event click below:

2016 POG Flyer