Illness Drives Record Number of Calls to First-Aid Squad

The Huntington Community First-Aid Squad had a record number of calls in March, Chief Michael Como said Thursday. The squad took 577 calls, making it the  busiest month in the history of the department since its founding in 1967. By the end of the month, Read More …

Referendum Set Dec. 20 on Ambulance Squad Service Award

Huntington residents will vote Dec. 20 on a plan to increase the monthly service award to volunteers of the Huntington Community First Aid Squad. The referendum proposes an increase to $30 a month from $20. The total increase would be approximately $180,000 for the ambulance Read More …

Huntington First-Aid Squad Saves Woman, 87

Members of the Huntington Community First Aid Squad saved an unresponsive 87-year-old woman Thursday night. The squad reported that they went to the woman’s home after receiving an emergency call at 7;09 p.m. and found her in a chair, unconscious. Finding no pulses, they cleared Read More …

2 Men Injured in West 19th Street Crash

Two people were injured in a two-car crash near West 19th Street and Lockwood Avenue Thursday afternoon. The Huntington Community First Aid Squad responded to the crash, which occurred about 1:45 p.m. Both vehicles were heading east toward New York Avenue when the accident occurred. Read More …

Man Injured in Crash on Railroad Street

A man driving on Railroad  Street was injured Saturday when his car  struck a tree near Lowndes Avenue. The Huntington Community First Aid Squad, across the street from the accident, said the crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. The driver was able to get out of Read More …

Hometown Helpers: Mary Brenner, 94, Huntington Community First Aid Squad

To volunteer at all is a noble feat, to volunteer for over 40 years is extraordinary. Meet Mary Brenner, a 94-year-old woman who has volunteered with the Huntington Community First Aid Squad for the last 41 years. Brenner’s home life was immersed in volunteering before Read More …

Pedestrian Airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital

A pedestrian with a serious head injury was airlifted to Stony Brook Medical Center Thursday afternoon. The Huntington Community First Aid Squad transported the woman from Healy Street to a Suffolk Police helicopter at Maplewood Intermediary School. The woman, who is 33, was struck by Read More …

Huntington First Aid Squad Members Honored

Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) congratulated members of the Huntington Community First Aid Squad (HCFAS) for being named Suffolk County Regional Emergency Service Council award winners in a ceremony at the Greenlawn firehouse on Oct. 25. Honored for their work were HCFAS members: Casey Orr, Read More …

Unity Parade, Fair to Celebrate Huntington

The annual Unity in the Community parade and fair kick off Saturday, to celebrate the diversity and talents of people in the Huntington community. Before the parade step-off, school and town officials will participate in a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. for the murals at Read More …

First Aid Squad Hosts Drug Overdose Program

The Huntington Community First Aid Squad  partnered Saturday with Suffolk County Legislator William “Doc” Spencer and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to host an opioid overdose training program.   The presentation was given by Dr. Gregson Pigott, EMS medical director and clinical director Read More …

Events to Focus on Preventing Drug Abuse

Two events designed to address drug issues are scheduled in Huntington in the next two weeks as professionals try to reduce the damage caused by addiction. The Halesite Fire Department  will host “Be Smart.Don’t Start” on May 29, with a conversation for parents and their kids about Read More …

Huntington First Aid Squad Seeks New Members

The Huntington First Aid Squad is always looking for new members. If you are interested, here are the steps you need to take. Register for an American Heart Association “BLS Provider” course or the American Red Cross “CPR / AED for Professional Rescuers” course. It takes 6 Read More …