Sunday August 21st was a busy one for the members of the Oyster Bay Fire Department. Members from the Oyster Bay Fire Department and Oyster Bay Fire Medic Squad were out and about bright and early standing by for the annual Vytra TOBAY triathlon held at the Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay. Members stood by with Ambulances 5516 and 5526 along with Special Operations vehicle 5510 and Chiefs DeCarolis and Bellissimo.
Members were on stand by for 4 hours and fielded a wide range of injuries from minor cuts and bruises to heat related emergencies.
Upon completion of this event members than participated in the New York State Volunteer Fireman’s Parade hosted by the Baldwin and Hempstead Fire Departments. The parade traveled north on Baldwin Road to the Hempstead Fire Training Facility. Over 60 New York State Fire Departments participated in this event parading a wide range of firefighting equipment making it a spectacle for all to see. After the parade spectators who remained were witness to an impromptu Battle of the Marching Bands which was held at the Hempstead Fire Training Facility.
Shortly after returning home to Oyster Bay, Nassau County Fire Communications alerted the Oyster Bay Fire Departments for a reported head on MVA on West Shore Road near Mill Hill Road. Ambulance 5516 responded within minutes along with Oyster Bay Chief’s Mantegari and Bellissimo. Atlantic Steamer Chief Frank Ozol was incident commander for the operation which involved mutual aid from the Bayville Fire Department, Nassau County Emergency Ambulance Bureau and Nassau County Aviation Bureau. A total of 4 patients were located and triaged on scene. Oyster Bay Engines 552 and 558 were directed to respond to Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue to secure a Landing Zone for the helicopter. Oyster Bay Ambulance 5516 transported one patient to the landing zone for transport by air. Oyster Bay Ambulance 5526 transported one patient to Nassau Universtiy Medical Center, NCPD Ambulance 2352 and Bayville Ambulance 506 also transported patients to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment. Atlantic Steamer Rescue 5 remained on scene.