Town of Babylon Councilman and Public Safety Chairman Terence McSweeney recently joined Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly to celebrate a life-long Town of Babylon resident who retired from the New York City Fire Department after two and a half decades of service.
Pete Maslinski grew up in and still calls North Lindenhurst home. He joined the FDNY in October of 1994 and spent 26 years responding to fire and emergency calls throughout Brooklyn and Queens as a member of Engine 221 & Ladder 104 and then Squad 270. Maslinski was one of the hundreds of first responders who assisted at Ground Zero in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. He retired from the FDNY in March of 2020, however due to the pandemic, was never able to celebrate his ‘last tour’ or have a retirement party.
In addition to his time with the FDNY, he is also an active 37 year member and ex-chief of the North Lindenhurst Fire Department. “Its men like Pete who make our communities proud, from his time as a fireman to his volunteer work after Superstorm Sandy, Pete is an outstanding community servant who represents the best of Babylon,” said Legislator Tom Donnelly. “I along with all of colleagues at the Town of Babylon thank you for your service and wish you a happy retirement,” added Councilman Terence McSweeney.
Photo (Left to Right): Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly, son Patrick Maslinski, honoree Pete Maslinski, daughter Olivia Maslinski, wife Paula Maslinski and Councilman Terence McSweeney.