On the night of January 27, 2024, the Bethpage Fire Department, along with mutual aid companies and various agencies, operated on the scene of an anhydrous ammonia leak at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Rink on Stewart Avenue. The building was quickly evacuated and those inside at the time of the leak were deconned and evaluated on scene by medical personnel. Members of the Nassau County Fire Marshal Hazmat Team donned Level A hazmat suits and entered the building to check for readings, ensure the leak was isolated, and vent the building of the toxic gas which, when compressed into liquid form, is used for mechanical refrigeration. There were no serious injuries, and all fire department units were under the command of Bethpage Chief of Department Debobes, Jr.

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