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Posted on: November 20, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Babylon Officials Honor Deer Park Firefighters, EMS Unit for Dog Rescue

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Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer and members of the Babylon Town Board joined with the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to honor members of the Deer Park Fire Department who recently rescued a dog from a house fire. A brief ceremony was held at Town Hall in Lindenhurst to recognize the great work of the Deer Park Fire Department, as well as their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit who helped treat the dog on the scene.

Earlier this month, the Deer Park Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire on Old County Road in Deer Park. Upon entering the home, the firefighters discovered the dog, named DiDi, suffering from the effects of heat exposure and smoke inhalation. The residents of the home were not present at the time of the fire. After rescuing the dog from the house, the firefighters brought it to a safe area across the street where it received oxygen from the department’s EMS unit. The dog was then taken to Deer Park Animal Hospital and later transported to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in West Islip.

Pictured from left to right are Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez; Detective Paul Llobell, Suffolk County SPCA; Sgt. Tom Cappetta, Suffolk County SPCA; Chief of Operations Stephen Laton, Suffolk County SPCA; Chief of Department Roy Gross, Suffolk County SPCA; Supervisor Schaffer; Chief John Giammarino, Deer Park Fire Department; EMT Coordinator Nancy Delassalle, Deer Park Fire Department; Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Andrew Von Deesten; AEMT Aleksa Kliman-Mikalauskas; Town Councilman Tom Donnelly; Firefighter Wilburn Adams; Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon; Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma; and Town Clerk Carol Quirk.

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