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Legislator D’Amaro Joins Huntington Manor Fire Department At Annual Officer Installation Dinner New Chief Sworn In, Former Chief Honored

From right, Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) presents a Proclamation to out-going Huntington Manor Fire Department Chief Mark Sciallo and welcomes incoming Chief Gary Hatton. He is joined by NYS Assemblyman James Conte and Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone

Legislator D’Amaro issued this release:

(MELVILLE, NY…April 18, 2011) – Congratulations were the order of the evening as Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) joined Huntington Manor Fire Department (HMFD) officers, commissioners, members and their families to thank them for their dedication and commitment to the community at the Company’s 108th Annual Installation Dinner, recently held at the Huntington Hilton.   Outgoing Chief Mark P. Sciallo, completing his two-year term leading the Department, was honored with a Proclamation and new Chief Gary P. Hatton was sworn in.  Also sworn in that evening were Assistant Chiefs Frederick Steenson Jr., Francis McQuade and Michael DePasquale, as well as company and line officers.

Chief Sciallo held several key positions prior to serving as Chief including company secretary, company captain, hose company captain, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, 3rd Assistant Chief, 2nd Assistant Chief and 1st Assistant Chief.  He has received Citation Awards for Rescue, Lifesaving and Bravery and a Unit Citation Award.

“The brave volunteers of the Huntington Manor Fire Department do an outstanding job serving our community,” said Legislator D’Amaro.  “It is a privilege to join them in thanking Chief Mark Sciallo for his many years of service and welcoming new Chief Gary Hatton,” said Legislator D’Amaro.

The HMFD operates within a 14.8 square mile perimeter.  Its 130 members comprise two companies and operate 14 pieces of fire apparatus and 12 utility vehicles.  The Department responds out of three firehouses which are strategically located throughout the district.  With an average of more than 1,000 fire calls a year, Huntington Manor is one of the busiest volunteer fire departments on Long Island.

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