East Islip Fire Department ex-Chief Edward F. Busch answered his last alarm on March 6, 2024. He was 79-years old.

Ed served in the US Army from 1962-1965, and was deployed to Korea during his service. Ed joined East Islip Fire Department in 1972. He rose through the ranks of Hook and Ladder Company 1 and became Captain from 1978-1980 and again 1987-1988. He then rose through the ranks of the Chief’s Office and became Chief of the Department from 1983-1985. He was active with the Islip Town Chief’s Council and Suffolk County Fire Chief’s Association. He was President of Suffolk County’s Chief’s Association from 1997-1999.

Ed is survived by his wife, Linda and daughter Tracy.  Funeral services were held March 14, 2024, at the East Islip Fire Department with a private cremation following.

– Photos provided by Tracy Busch