Dix Hills Fire Department Installs 2014 Officers
Story & photos by Steve Silverman
The Dix Hills Fire Department recently held their annual inspection and installation of officers at headquarters. Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia administered the oath of office to Chief William Stio and Commissioner Larry Feld. Other dignitaries present included Congressman Steve Israel, NY State Assemblymen Andrew Raia and Chad Lupinacci, Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern, and Huntington Town Councilwoman Tracey Edwards. The following officers were installed for 2014:
Department Officers: Chief William Stio, First Assistant Chief Robert Fling, Second Assistant Thomas Napolitano, Third Assistant Chief Alan Berkowitz, Secretary Hillary Bogi, Treasurer Todd Cohen, Sgt. at Arms Fred Reithel.
Company One: Captain Thomas Smith, First Lieutenant Karl Krage, Second Lieutenant John Vierling, Secretary Terence Vierling, Treasurer Dave Critelli, Sgt. at Arms Joseph Costa.
Company Two: Captain Brett Tepe, First Lieutenant Howard Kaplan, Second Lieutenant Kris Tillis, Secretary Barry Miller, Treasurer Marc Ligator, Sgt. at Arms Fred Reithel.
Company Three: Captain Joe Williamson, First Lieutenant Matthew Montag, Second Lieutenant Tony de Cesare, Secretary Jessica Mattes, Treasurer John Brower, Sgt. at Arms James Nolan.
Rescue Squad: Captain Scott DiPino, Company One Lieut. Richard Sorrentino, Company Two Lieut. Shragi Schupak, Company Three Lieut. Susan Montalvo, Secretary Jessica Mattes, Treasurer John Brower.
Fire Police: Captain Thomas A. Smyth, Lieutenant Thomas McClane.
Last year, the department’s 175 volunteer members answered 848 Fire and 1,794 Rescue alarms.
Dix Hills Chiefs (below) – The newly installed Chief Officers of the Dix Hills Fire Department are pictured, from left, Second Assistant Chief Thomas Napolitano, First Assistant Chief Robert Fling, Chief of Department William Stio, and Third Assistant Chief Alan Berkowitz.
Dix Hills Commissioners (below) – The Dix Hills Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners congratulates newly installed Chief of Department William Stio. From left, are Commissioners Todd Cohen, Larry Feld, Chairman Phil Tepe, Chief William Stio, Vice Chairman Michael Plumitallo, and Robert Commisso.
Dix Hills Co. 1 (below) – The members of Dix Hills FD Company 1 which respond out of Station 2 on Carlls Straight Path.
Dix Hills Co. 2 (below) – The members of Dix Hills FD Company 2 which respond out of Headquarters on Deer Park Road at the Northern State Parkway.
Dix Hills Co. 3 (below) – The members of Dix Hills FD Company 3 which respond out of Station 1 on Deer Park Avenue south of the Long Island Expressway.