Chief Joseph J. Solomito - 5200
Chief Joseph Solomito has been an active firefighter for the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years, serving in both Pacific Engine and Hose Company #1 and the Rescue Squad. Having already served as Chief of the Department in 1998 and 1999, Chief Solomito has been re-elected.
Chief Solomito served as 3rd Rescue Officer in 1984-1985, 2nd Rescue Officer in 1986-1987, 1st Rescue Officer in 1988-1989, 1st Lieutenant in 1988 of Pacific Engine & Hose Company #1, and became Company Captain for 1988 and 1989. Chief Solomito was elected the 3rd Assistant Chief of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department for 1992-1993, 2nd Assistant Chief for 1994-1995, 1st Assistant 1996-1997, Chief of Department 1998-1999, and now currently serving his two year term as the Chief of the City of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department for 2014-2015. Chief Solomito is also a Pacific Company engineer and motor pump operator of Engines 523 and 525.
In his 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Glen Cove, Chief Solomito responded with the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department to the 1990 Avianca plane crash in Oyster Bay, the NorEaster of 1993, 1995 Suffolk County Wildfires, and oversaw the Li Tungsten Superfund Site Smokestack demolition in 1998. In wake of 9|11, Chief Solomito continues to train in rescue operations and received U.S. Department of Justice Weapons of Mass Destruction Certification and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Training. [email:email@example.com]