Oyster Bay firefighters were relocated to the Syosset Fire Department twice in a 24-hour period over the weekend. The Syosset Fire Department had two separate Hazardous Material Incidents. On Saturday May 14th, the Syosset Fire Department received a report of an Auto Accident on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway at Jericho Turnpike. Upon their arrival an 18-wheeled Tanker was found overturned; leaking its load of Unleaded Gasoline. The Hicksville Fire Department’s Haz-Mat Team and Incident Command Vehicle were requested to the scene along with an Engine from the Jericho Fire Department. Oyster Bay Firefighters responded with Tower Ladder 554 to Syosset Fire Headquarters on Cold Spring Road where they met with East Norwich Engine 513 and an Ambulance from Jericho. Members responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm prior to being called into the scene of the Tanker Rollover where they assisted the crews on scene containing the spill. Members were on-scene for about 4 hours.
Early Sunday afternoon the Syosset Fire Department was alerted for a Dumpster Fire. Upon arrival crews were met with a 30 yard dumpster burning with unknown contents inside. Hicksville Haz Mat was notified to respond into the scene. Members from the Oyster Bay Fire Department responded with Ambulance 5526 to the scene. Members were on scene for about 2 hours ready to react to any type of emergency that could have resulted from the firefighting operation.
Oyster Bay Fire Department 1st Asst. Chief Mantegari was on scene with Tower Ladder 4 on Saturday and Ambulance 26 on Sunday ensuring that all members had a safe completion at both calls. No Injuries too any Oyster Bay members were reported and all units returned to quarters safely ready for the next alarm.