Huntington Town Fire Chiefs Present Scholarships

The Town of Huntington Fire Chiefs Council recently presented their annual Scholarship Awards to students affiliated with the town fire and rescue services. Chiefs Council President John McDonough presented the scholarships to Alyssa Feld of Dix Hills, Alexandria Strievski of East Northport, Alexandria Boronow of Eaton’s Neck, Ryan Tschirhart of Eaton’s Neck, Douglas Knoph of Centerport, Molly Cross of Northport, and Travis Flanagan of East Northport.

Alyssa is the daughter of Dix Hills Ex-Chief and Commissioner Larry Feld and is attending SUNY Farmingdale State College. Alexandria is the daughter of East Northport EMT Barbara Strievski and is attending St. Joseph’s College. Alexandria is the daughter of Eaton’s Neck Ex-Chief Paul Boronow and is attending the University of Connecticut. Ryan is the son of Eaton’s Neck firefighter Bill Tschirhart and is attending SUNY University at Albany. Douglas is the son of Centerport firefighter John Knoph and is attending SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Molly is the daughter of Northport firefighter Robert Cross and is attending Suffolk Community College. Travis is the son of East Northport Assistant Chief Dan Flanagan and is attending Utica College. 

In addition, Vincent Pastore of Huntington Station received a Scholarship from the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. The award was accepted by his parents, Huntington Manor Ex-Chief and Commissioner Mike Pastore and his wife Michele.

The seven $500 scholarships are awarded annually in the memory of Dix Hills Chief Terry Farrell and Huntington Manor Chief Peter Nelson, both FDNY Rescue Company 4 firefighters who were killed in the line of duty on 9/11; Huntington Manor Fire Police Captain and Chaplain Richard Holst and Dix Hills Ex-Captain Walter Hessling who both died in the line of duty in 2009; Huntington Manor Ex-Chief and Commissioner Joe Lynch, Town of Huntington Supervisor’s assistant Billie Pastore, and Eaton’s Neck Assistant Chief Kevin Brandon.

Story and Photos by Steve Silverman

 

Strievski Scholarship – Huntington Fire Chiefs Council President John McDonough, left, presents scholarship award to Alexandra Strievski of East Northport.

Boronow Scholarship – Alexandria Boronow of Eaton’s Neck, center, is congratulated on her scholarship award from Huntington Fire Chiefs Council President John McDonough, left, and Eaton’s Neck Fire Chief Rich Rizzuti, right.

Tschirhart Scholarship – Ryan Tschirhart of Eaton’s Neck, center, is congratulated on his scholarship award by Huntington Fire Chiefs Council President John McDonough, left, and his dad Bill Tschirhart, right.

Knoph Scholarship –  Douglas Knoph of Centerport, center, receives scholarship award from Huntington Fire Chiefs Council President John McDonough, left, and Centerport Ex-Chief Paul Heglund, right.

Cross Scholarship – Molly Cross of Northport, right, receives her scholarship award from John McDonough, left, the president of the Huntington Fire Chiefs Council.

Flanagan Scholarship – Travis Flanagan of East Northport, center, receives his scholarship award from Huntington Fire Chiefs Council President John McDonough, left, and his dad East Northport Assistant Chief Dan Flanagan.

Pastore Scholarship – Vincent Pastore of Huntington Station received a Scholarship from Director Anthony LaFerrera, center, of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. The award was accepted by his parents, Huntington Manor Ex-Chief and Commissioner Mike Pastore and his wife Michele.

Photos by Steve Silverman


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