North Massapequa Fire District http://nmfd-660.com Fri, 09 May 2014 03:05:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 NMFD To Hold Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Registration on April 8, 2014 http://nmfd-660.com/nmfd-to-hold-blood-drive-bone-marrow-registration-on-april-8-2014/ http://nmfd-660.com/nmfd-to-hold-blood-drive-bone-marrow-registration-on-april-8-2014/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 02:59:02 +0000 http://nmfd-660.com/?p=2106 The North Massapequa Fire Department will be hosting the organization’s Semi-Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registration on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the North Massapequa Fire Department’s Headquarters (1000 Broadway in North Massapequa, New York) from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood and local blood drives such as ours go a long way to replenishing low supplies at local blood banks,” North Massapequa Fire Department Chief Kevin B. Mauro said. “Blood needs to be on the shelves prior to demand, because one accident victim may require dozens of pints of blood.” Chief Mauro 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 our 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 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. “Remember, many people are counting on you to give blood,” Chief Mauro said. “April 8th is your opportunity to help save a life. Remember, blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come for the generosity of donors.”

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The North Massapequa Fire Department will be hosting the organization’s Semi-Annual Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registration on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the North Massapequa Fire Department’s Headquarters (1000 Broadway in North Massapequa, New York) from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood and local blood drives such as ours go a long way to replenishing low supplies at local blood banks,” North Massapequa Fire Department Chief Kevin B. Mauro said. “Blood needs to be on the shelves prior to demand, because one accident victim may require dozens of pints of blood.”

Chief Mauro 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 our 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 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.

“Remember, many people are counting on you to give blood,” Chief Mauro said. “April 8th is your opportunity to help save a life. Remember, blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come for the generosity of donors.”

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NMFD Appoints Maria Regina Paster as Spiritual Advisor http://nmfd-660.com/nmfd-appoints-maria-regina-paster-as-spiritual-advisor/ http://nmfd-660.com/nmfd-appoints-maria-regina-paster-as-spiritual-advisor/#comments Sat, 11 Jan 2014 03:17:01 +0000 http://nmfd-660.com/?p=2108 The North Massapequa Fire District has appointed Father Frank Nelson of Maria Regina RC Church in Seaford as its Spiritual Advisor. “Throughout our history, we have been fortunate to have had outstanding members of the clergy assume this important role,” explained Commissioner Frank A. Nocerino, Chairman of the North Massapequa Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners. “Pastor Nelson is a perfect fit in this capacity, as he hails from a family with a history of volunteer firefighting service.” In addressing members of the department, Pastor Nelson talked about his father’s service as a Long Island volunteer firefighter and the emotional toll it took on him. “After a particularly tragic house fire that resulted in two fatalities, my father was visibly shaken,” recalled Pastor Nelson. “I realized at that time that he really needed someone to be there for spiritual support and his department didn’t have someone to fill that role. It is this incident that ultimately solidified my desire to be there for the men and women who protect our district at all hours of the day or night.” Pastor Nelson said his family experience gave him unique insight to those dedicating themselves to the fire services. “Firefighters are occasionally called into situations where they sense a member of the clergy would be helpful,” Father Nelson said. “I am available to provide help and support to them at any time.” Maria Regina Church, which serves approximately 6,000 Roman Catholic families, falls within the jurisdiction of the North Massapequa Fire District. “We enjoy a great relationship with Maria Regina Church and having Pastor Nelson as our Spiritual Advisor is evidence of that,” Commissioner Nocerino said. “It is an outstanding example of how the community comes together in service of the greater good.” In his capacity, Father Nelson will be there to offer spiritual guidance and other assistance to any department member in crisis. “Father Nelson has distinguished himself for his caring, hard work and spiritual leadership. He is known for his sincere desire to be a part of people’s lives, celebrating their joys and providing solace and comfort in their sorrow,” Commissioner Nocerino said. “I truly respect his tireless work and dedication to his vocation and for his years of service to God. His availability to our department members will be of great moral support for us.”

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The North Massapequa Fire District has appointed Father Frank Nelson of Maria Regina RC Church in Seaford as its Spiritual Advisor.

“Throughout our history, we have been fortunate to have had outstanding members of the clergy assume this important role,” explained Commissioner Frank A. Nocerino, Chairman of the North Massapequa Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners. “Pastor Nelson is a perfect fit in this capacity, as he hails from a family with a history of volunteer firefighting service.”

In addressing members of the department, Pastor Nelson talked about his father’s service as a Long Island volunteer firefighter and the emotional toll it took on him.

“After a particularly tragic house fire that resulted in two fatalities, my father was visibly shaken,” recalled Pastor Nelson. “I realized at that time that he really needed someone to be there for spiritual support and his department didn’t have someone to fill that role. It is this incident that ultimately solidified my desire to be there for the men and women who protect our district at all hours of the day or night.”

Pastor Nelson said his family experience gave him unique insight to those dedicating themselves to the fire services. “Firefighters are occasionally called into situations where they sense a member of the clergy would be helpful,” Father Nelson said. “I am available to provide help and support to them at any time.”

Maria Regina Church, which serves approximately 6,000 Roman Catholic families, falls within the jurisdiction of the North Massapequa Fire District.

“We enjoy a great relationship with Maria Regina Church and having Pastor Nelson as our Spiritual Advisor is evidence of that,” Commissioner Nocerino said. “It is an outstanding example of how the community comes together in service of the greater good.”

In his capacity, Father Nelson will be there to offer spiritual guidance and other assistance to any department member in crisis.

“Father Nelson has distinguished himself for his caring, hard work and spiritual leadership. He is known for his sincere desire to be a part of people’s lives, celebrating their joys and providing solace and comfort in their sorrow,” Commissioner Nocerino said. “I truly respect his tireless work and dedication to his vocation and for his years of service to God. His availability to our department members will be of great moral support for us.”

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