The Bohemia Fire Department was activated for a fire on Daisy Drive. Assistant Chief Dave O’Shaughnessy confirmed smoke and fire coming from 2/3 exposure and the roof of the residence. Safety Office Tom Riedel, Engine 1 and 7, Quints 4 and 6 and Heavy Rescue 8 responded. Chief Tom Iwanejko assumed Incident Command; Assistant Chief O’Shaughnessy went to work as Operations. Engine 1 crew, led by Lieutenant Chris Gullo, attempted to enter from the front door but were met with resistance from extensive rubbish blocking the doorway. Mutual aid was brought in from Holbrook, Sayville, and West Sayville. Community Ambulance established rehab, medical monitoring, rehydration, cooling and rest for firefighters. One firefighter was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and later released. The resident was not home at the time of the fire. The fire was under investigation by Islip Town Fire Marshal’s office and Suffolk County Arson Squad.
– Fire News story and photos by Sue Orlando, PIO, Bohemia FD