The North Massapequa Fire Department (NMFD) will be hosting its Annual Fire Prevention Open House,on October 9th, 2016 from 10am-2pm at our department headquarters (1000 Broadway). Chief Ferrara urges residents to bring their families to the Department’s Annual Fire Prevention Open House in order to recognize the importance of fire prevention. “Our fire prevention program is outstanding and will include live demonstrations, hands on training, blood pressure checks, jaws of life demonstration and free goodies for both children and adults. Fire Prevention posters prepared by local school children will also be on display,” explained Chief Ferrara. “Most importantly, residents will learn how to keep their families safe. We hope to see everyone there.”
The North Massapequa Fire Department will be hosting the organization’s Semi-Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registration on Monday September 26th, 2016 at the North Massapequa Fire Department’s Headquarters (1000 Broadway in North Massapequa, New York) from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. “Months of harsh weather has really taken its toll on our local blood banks. Now is the time to unite in an effort to replenish supplies,” Chief Ferrara said the members of the North Massapequa Fire Department take pride in hosting this important drive. “It allows the entire community to join forces with North Massapequa firefighters in saving lives,” he said. “The blood drive is open to the public and all eligible donors are welcome. It is a great opportunity to do something heroic.” Blood donors are also asked to consider joining the bone marrow registry, which may, in the future, help save the life of someone in need of bone marrow. A representative from NUMC blood services will be on hand to explain the bone marrow registration process. Hospitals use hundreds of pints of blood each day to meet the needs of Long Island’s patients. Giving blood is always in season, and what better way to make a difference than by helping someone in need. “People should always donate whenever they can,” Chief Mauro said. “Your life saving gift of blood is essential to help offset periods of peak demand, when supplies can drop drastically, with little notice.” Donating is quick and easy and is an entirely safe procedure. All materials used during the process are sterile, disposable and used only once…by you. There is no danger of contracting any disease, including AIDS. The pint of blood you donate will never be missed by your body, which manufactures an equivalent amount in 24 hours, but it could mean the difference between life and death to one or more recipients. When broken down into component parts, one single pint of blood can help save up to three lives. To qualify as a blood donor, a person must be between the ages of 17 and 75 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. The fire department will provide food and refreshments for everyone who attends the blood drive. For more information, residents can contact the fire department by calling (516) 579-0900. Residents can also go online at www.NMFD-660.com. September 26th is your opportunity to help save a life. Remember, blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come from the generosity of donors.”
The North Massapequa Fire Department (NMFD) will be hosting its Annual Fire Prevention Open House on Friday Night October 9th at its headquarters, 1000 Broadway, from 7 to 9 p.m. The 41st Annual Children’s Rag-A-Muffin Costume Parade will be held on Sunday, October 25th. The Children’s Rag-A-Muffin Costume Parade will start at 12 noon at the corner of North Nassau Avenue, process north on Broadway and conclude behind Fire Department Headquarters. There will be no rain date. All children who participate must be registered so they will be eligible for free prizes. “The Rag-A-Muffin Parade is always special,” explained NMFD Chief Kevin B. Mauro. “For over four decades we have hosted this outstanding event, which has brought tremendous joy to our community’s families, and especially our young people. Our department is extremely proud of this event and I know our residents are looking forward to many more years of the Rag-A-Muffin parade.” The event is always held near Halloween, which provides some extra atmosphere to an event already charged with excitement. “It’s a great day for the children,” Chief Mauro said. “Kids can wear costumes before Halloween to make sure they’re ready for trick-or-treating. After the costume parade they’re sure to be excited with the prospect of winning a bicycle or another great prize at the award ceremony.” Registration will be held on Friday, October 9th from 7 to 9 p.m. during Fire prevention Open House at Fire Department headquarters and Sunday, September 27th at the Fire Department Booth at the Annual Columbus Lodge #2143 Italian Feast and Festival. Late registration will take place at 11 am on Sunday, October 25th at the start of the parade, North Nassau Avenue and North Broadway. Registration can also be done online at www.nmfd-660.com. Chief Mauro also urged residents to bring their families to the Department’s Annual Fire Prevention Open House, slated for Friday, October 9, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. “Our fire prevention program is outstanding and will include live demonstrations, hands on training, blood pressure checks, jaws of life demonstration and free goodies for both children and adults. Fire Prevention posters prepared by local school children will also be on display,” explained Chief Mauro. “Most importantly, residents will learn how to keep their families safe. We hope to see everyone there.”
Department’s “Out with Santa” Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th, 2016
The North Massapequa Fire Department will be driving Santa Claus around the community!