Heavy Rescue Company (705)
LOCATED: 95 Lehrer Ave
Rescue was formed in 1965 to provide Fire-Rescue and Ambulance services to the residents of Elmont. Prior to the company being formed, the ambulance response was provided by dedicated department members from all companies, known as the "Emergency & Relief Squad." Department members with the best training of that time-(advanced first aid) responded with the ambulance. Members eventually were required to be EMTs or AEMTs. The First Aid Squad-responded to an assortment of medical emergency situations.
In 1988 the the ambulance service was transferred to an EMS Squad. Heavy Rescue then concentrated on firefighting along with rescue operations at auto accidents and other emergencies.
We currently operate a 2010 Ferrara Heavy Rescue truck. This truck carries all extrication equipment, forcible entry tools, specialized tools, an on-board generator, portable lighting equipment and an adjustable light tower.
Members of Heavy Rescue Company # 1 who have served as Chief of the Elmont Fire Department:
Chief George Fales, Jr. 1952-1953
Chief John "Pop" Ferguson 1963-1964
Chief Richard Loser, Jr. 1973-1974
Chief Charles Brulet 1977-1978
Chief Joseph Saudo, Sr. 1984-1985
Chief Michael Romano 1989-1990 (Last Alarm 6-4-09)
Chief Robert Mitarotonda 1998-1999
Chief Edward Lutz 2004-2006