Rescue Company 4

Rescue Company 4
Est. 1976
Location: 9 South Washington Ave.,
Centereach, NY 11720

Officers

Captain William Gardner 5-5-54

1st. Lieutenant Jon Hallock 5-5-64

2nd Lieutenant Bryan Elsesser 5-5-74

Current Apparatus

Heavy Rescue 5-5-4, 2000 Spartan/Saulsbury Heavy Rescue

Rescue 5-5-14, 2015 Ford F-550 / Spartan Mini Rescue

Ambulance 5-5-15, 2011 Ford F-550 / Medtec Ambulance   

Company History

Rescue Company #4 was formed in July 1976 as Emergency Company #1.  The name was changed to Rescue Company #4 in 2005.  To better understand the history of Rescue Company #4 we go all the way back to 1956 to Rescue Company #1 which was one of the first two companies along with Engine Company #1 operating with a Floodlight/Heavy Rescue truck. The first Officers of Rescue Co. 4 in 1976 were as follows Captain: Robert Wood, 1st Lieutenant: Robert MacGreggor, 2nd Lieutenant: Vincent Shelley.

In 1969 Hook & Ladder Company #1 was formed with the purchase and in service of a 85′ Snorkel as the departments first Aerial Apparatus.  Both companies were merged together to become Emergency Company #1 in July of 1976.

In 1972 our Rescue Company was one of the first departments on the East Coast to purchase and put in service the HURST “Jaws of Life” Spreader a few years prior to the FDNY putting them in service, its used to extricate patients trapped in a vehicle or other machinery.

Rescue Company takes great pride in operating and training with the extrication tools and equipment and has even made their motto “A Cut Above”.

Rescue Company #4 consists of Firefighting & EMS personnel, Rescue Company has two Rescue Trucks: Heavy Rescue 5-5-4 & Mini Rescue 5-5-14 (both equipped with forcible entry tools, extrication tools and technical rescue equipment) and an Ambulance as its response apparatus

Ex-Captains of Rescue Company #4

 Rescue Co. #1 (1956-1976)                                                     Hook & Ladder Co. #1 (1969-1976)

1956- William Bekuhrs        1967-1968- Richard Cariello           1969-1973- Lawrence Irons

1957- * William Cornelius    1969- * John Paeper                       1974- Robert Bloom

1958- * Jack Diefenbach     1970-1971- * Christian Huber         1975-1976- Robert P. Wood

1959- Robert Bekuhrs         1972- William Greenfield

1960- * Robert Burrow         1973-1974- * Gary Kreidler

1961- Sebastian Leone        1975-1976- Joseph Seiberlich Jr.

1962-1964- Peter Bartelomeo

1965- Louis Ciacci

1966- * William Jordan

                         Emergency Company #1 / Rescue Company #4

1976- Robert P. Wood                                                           2000-2001- Edward McGovern

1977-1978- * Robert MacGreggor                                         2002- * Derek Anderson

1979- Vincent Shelly                                                              2003- 2004- * George VanSchaick

1980 – * John Paeper                                                             2005-2007- * Stephen Corvaia

1981-1983- * Christian Huber                                                2008-2011- Brian Feola

1984-1985- Ernest Conforti                                                    2012- Joseph Feola

1985-1987- Daniel Wolochuck                                               2013- John Guerra

1988- * Paul Werner                                                               2014-2016- William Kolyer

1989-1990- Martin Durkin                                                       2017- * Stephen Corvaia

1991- Arthur Giordano

1992-1994- * Daniel A. Peluso

1995-1996- * Derek Anderson

1997- * Donald Gleason

1998- * Derek Anderson

1999- William Kolyer