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STRUCTURE FIRE

Ex-Chief Nicholas Luparella/Denise Civiletti Riverhead Local/Photo Diane Tucci, February 02

Riverhead firefighters made a quick stop of a fire in a house on Peninsula Path off Merritts Pond in Riverhead last night.

A family of four was safely evacuated without injury, Riverhead Fire Chief Joe Hartmann said.

One firefighter was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of a “minor burn,” the chief said. He was treated and released, Hartmann said.
“The whole east side of the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ex-Chief Nicholas Luparella/Denise Civiletti Riverhead Local/Photos by Pete Blasl, January 25

Riverhead firefighters are at the scene of a fast-moving fire on the second floor of a building on Pulaski Street this morning.
Town highway crews working nearby saw flames licking at the windows on the second floor facing Pulaski Street and reported the fire at about 9:07 a.m.
Firefighters knocked down the blaze enough for three volunteers to gain entry to the second floor of the building and battle ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mutual aid to Jamesport FD

Ex-Chief Nicholas Luparella/Photo by Ex-Chief Beal/FF Jim Redmond, November 13

At 2110 yesterday Riverhead fire dept. was dispatched to 1795 Main Rd, Jamesport for a structure fire. The first responding units found a potato barn fully involved. Riverhead FD assisted at the scene along with Mattituck FD. Riverhead Ambulance stood by in case of any injuries. And Flanders FD. Stood by at Jamesport firehouse. The scene was turned over to Riverhead fire marshal. Riverhead fire dept. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ex-Chief Nicholas Luparella/Alek Lewis Riverhead local/photos by Ex-Chief Steve Beal and Alek Lewis, September 25

Newer members of the Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department faced a training course meant to simulate the different obstacles they’d come across during a rescue inside a burning building.

In the department’s Roanoke Avenue headquarters, around 15 members of the volunteer service, fully equipped with fire protection gear, weaved through wooden obstacles, squeezed through tight spaces and even simulated ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Early morning mulch fire

Ex-Chief Nicholas Luparella/Denise Civiletti Riverhead Local/Photos by Ex-Chief Steve Beal, September 02

Riverhead Fire Department responded to mulch fire shortly before 1 a.m. off Middle Country Road in Calverton, Riverhead Chief Joe Hartmann said this morning. At least 70 firefighters from more than a dozen area departments answered Riverhead’s call for mutual aid to fight fires that ignited in two large mulch piles at the site, Chief Hartmann said. The departments responded with tanker trucks, brush ... (Full Story & Photos)

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