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Response Guidelines

NFPA 1670/1006
» Confined Space Rescue
» Wilderness Search & Rescue
» Water Rescue
   - Swift
   - Surf
  - Ice
   - Dive
» Building Collapse Shoring &
» Trench Collapse Shoring &
» Vehicle & Machinery Extrication
» High Angle Rope Rescue

NFPA 1670/1006 are comprised of Seven Disciplines. Each Discipline is broken down into three levels of Training (1670) and Professional Qualifications (1006). They are:
» Awareness
» Operations
» Technician

Every Member is at minimum Awareness Level.

Operations Level members are thoroughly involved in preparation, set-up, entry, shoring, victim packaging and removal, breakdown and preparation for the next incident.

Senior Members become Technician Level after years at the operations level and additional training, knowledge of additional equipment, capability to command an operation, act as the Rescue Operations Officer and conduct a critique of the incident.

For additional information or training about NFPA 1670/1006 contact LongIslandRescue.com

LODD: Nassau County Police Officer, Selden Firefighter Geoff Breitkopf
Wake Services:
Date/Time: Wednesday 2-5 p.m.and 7-10 p.m.; Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Location: Selden Fire Department HQ, 44 Woodmere Place, Selden

The funeral will be on Friday at St. Margaret's Church in Selden.
Please keep his family in your prayers

In the News

Photo by Bill Xikis
On March 4, 2011, at approximately 1950 hours, the Medford Fire Department was called to a motor vehicle accident with a car into a house with multiple cars involved.

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Our History

In early 1995 dedicated members of the Stony Brook, Setauket, Centereach, Mt. Sinai, Port Jefferson and Wading River Fire Departments took a rigorous 40 plus hour high angle rope and confined space rescue course at the Nassau County Fire Academy. After completing the training, this highly motivated and truly dedicated 100% volunteer group of firefighters became what was known as the Northern Brookhaven Confined Space Rescue Team. Each agency agreed to a written joint mutual aid agreement and began building an equipment cache.

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Weylan's Port-Jeff Military Surplus

New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing


Collage Photos by Bill Xikis, Joey DiBernardo, and Bob Orourk (Visit Bob Orourk's website at www.islefoto.com)

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