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Volunteer Fire Fighters Honored for Water Rescue

Islip, NY – 9/1/15 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the entire Town Board recently honored volunteer firefighters Michael Laduca, and Jason and Justin Deak, of the West Islip Fire Department, at the August 25th Town Board Meeting, for their efforts to save a family after their boat began taking on water while sailing on the Great South Bay on August 9. Also honored was William Deak, Jason and Justin’s father, who assisted in the rescue. These young men were off-duty when they saw the family floating in the water waiving for help. They pulled their boat closer to the scene and dove in to save the family, beginning with their youngest daughter who was unable to swim.

“Though not on duty, these young men still jumped right into action and put the lives of others ahead of their own,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “They are truly heroes and we are proud to have them as members of our community.”

Pictured: (left to right): Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron, Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Councilman Anthony Senft, Jr., Volunteer Firefighter Michael Laduca, Councilman John Cochrane, Jr., Volunteer Firefighter Jason Deak, Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik, William Deak (also accepting the award for Justin Deak on his behalf), Town Clerk Olga Murray, Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt

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  • 9-11 Memorial Service

Town of Islip hosts annual 9-11 memorial service.

The Islip Town Board remembered the 12th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, during a special ceremony held at the 9-1-1 monument located at Town Hall’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, where they were joined by colleagues from all levels of government, area fire departments, local clergyman, civic leaders and residents to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the 9-1-1 terrorist attacks.

 

To view photos from this event, visit the 9-11 Memorial Photo Gallery.

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