FIRE POLICE

Fire Police Company
Est. December 1956
Location:  9 South Washington Avenue,
Centereach, NY 11720

Officers

Captain Robert Soricelli

1st. Lieutenant Clifford Johnson

2nd. Lieutenant George Cortes

Current Apparatus:

Fire Police 10
Fire Police 11
Fire Police 24

 

Brief History:

Fire Police Company was formed in 1956, the first officers were as follows, Captain: David Brown, 1st Lieutenant: Ernest Camerlingo, 2nd Lieutenant: Glen Clark.  Fire Police members receive sworn peace officer powers, and support firefighting efforts at emergency incidents.  In addition to securing firefighting equipment, incident and fire scenes, fire police also assist regular police, they perform road closures, traffic control, crowd control at public events.  Most of the members of Fire Police are former firefighters who can no longer do the jobs of an interior structural firefighter.  Each station has a Fire Police response vehicle, 5-5-11 responds out of Headquarters, 5-5-24 responds out of Station 2 & 5-5-10 responds out of Station 3 all are equipped with traffic control equipment.