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GCVFD COVERS UNIONDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT written by SJB, 07.12.2008
Saturday July 12, 2008, the City of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department was on Stand-By at the Uniondale Fire Department, Van Ness firehouse. The GCVFD standby crew was on Engine 528 with driver 4-1, officer 3-1, ff Melillo & son, ff Venturino, ff Newman, ff Mele, and ff Makin. Uniondale Fire Department has three firehouses and covers a large area, including Hofstra University, the Meadowbrook, and the Southern State Parkways.

During the standby Engine 528 and crew responded to 4 alarms on a very busy evening. Of the four alarms, Engine 528 and UFD Manor Engine Company 755 "Little Squirt" responded to a Signal 9 MVA motorcycle accident on the Southern State Parkway, and later in the evening to a Signal 8 rubbish fire along with UFD's brand new Pierce Engine 7533.

We would like to thank GCVFD Chief Leftwich, UFD Chief Jean Laurent and ff Paul Carr for their hospitality and allowing us to serve UFD.

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