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Members of the North Massapequa Fire Department proudly celebrated three of their distinguished members at their recent annual installation dinner. “Ex-Chief and North Massapequa Fire District Commissioner Frank A. Nocerino, Ex-Captain and Past Fire District Commissioner George O’Brien and Ex-Captain Gary Pysock, all have reached the amazing milestone of five decades in the fire service,” Chief of Department James M. Maroldo said: “Their legacy of protecting the lives and property of their neighbors is something truly extraordinary.”

Frank, a proud member of Ladder Company No. 1, has devoted his life to community service. He has been involved in all levels of the fire service and, in addition to his service as Company Captain and Chief of Department, served as President of the Association of Fire Districts of New York State and also as Chairman of the Nassau County Fire Commission.
George is a member of Hose & Engine Company 2 who served as Company Captain before being elected to serve as a Commissioner of the North Massapequa Fire District, where administrative skills enabled him to skillfully balance the needs of the fire department and the taxpayers of the district. George has been active in many other diverse capacities within the department.
Gary is a member of Friendship Engine Company 3 and ably served as his company’s captain. Aside from being an active first responder, Ex Captain Pysock serves on the Department’s Board of Directors, was a long time member of the Gremlins Drill Team and serves as Chairman of the Fire Prevention Committee.

“We are particularly fortunate to have the service of these three outstanding members of our department,” said chief James Maroldo. “The success of any agency is contingent upon the dedication of exemplary volunteers like them. The sacrifices they have made is greatly appreciated and highly respected and I wish them all the best in the future.”


The North Massapequa Fire Dept, honored one of it’s members, Jackson Pokress of Friendship Engine Co #3, as he turns 100 yrs old today.
Pokress, A World War II combat photographer who was affiliated with ‘Merrills Marauders’ as well as the Korean War has been a member of the North Massapequa Fire Dept for over 65 yrs.
Pokress is seen here with Congressman Peter King, members of Friendship Engine Co #3 and the rest of the North Massapequa Fire Dept.

 

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