Dix Hills Fire Department Installation of Officers
Story and Photos by Steve Silverman
Photo below: – The newly installed Chief Officers of the Dix Hills Fire Department, from left, are Chief Thomas Magno, First Assistant Chief Robert Fling, Second Assistant Chief Thomas Napolitano, and Third Assistant Chief Alan Berkowitz.
The Dix Hills Fire Department recently held their annual inspection and installation at headquarters. The following officers were installed for 2013: Department Officers: Chief Thomas Magno, 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 Esraa Abd El Fattah, Treasurer David Critelli.
Company Two: Captain Brett Tepe, First Lieutenant Howard Kaplan, Second Lieutenant Nick Barbu, Secretary Eytan Pick, Treasurer Marc Ligator.
Company Three: Captain Tony de Cesare, First Lieutenant Matthew Montag, Second Lieutenant Joseph Williamson, Secretary Craig Caviness, Treasurer John Brower.
Rescue Squad: Captain Matthew Mattone, Company #1 Lieut. Scott DiPino, Company #2 Lieut. Shragi Schupak, Company #3 Lieut. Frank Caria, Secretary Jessica Mattes, Treasurer John Brower.
Fire Police: Captain Thomas A. Smyth, Lieutenant Thomas McClane.
Last year, the 165 volunteers of the department answered 1,111 Fire and 1,627 Rescue alarms.
Photo below: – Dix Hills Fire Department Chief Thomas Magno, right, takes the oath of office from Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman Philip Tepe, left, at the installation of officers.
Photo below – Outgoing Chief Richard Granahan of the Dix Hills Fire Department is presented with a Proclamation by Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern, on behalf of County Executive Steve Bellone. Granahan was recognized for his dedicated service and leadership as Chief from 2011-2012. From left, are Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, Chief Thomas Magno, Richard Granahan holding his son Thomas, who is five-years-old, and Legislator Steve Stern.