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Posted on: October 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Babylon Town Bestows Heroism Award upon Four Local Fire Officials Who Saved a Life

Heroism Award Presented to Copiague and Amityville Fire Officials

Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and the Babylon Town Board recently bestowed the heroism award, the town’s highest honor, upon four local fire officials who are credited with saving a life at a recent house fire. Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Terence McSweeney and Town Clerk Gerry Compitello were joined by Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly when they attended a recent meeting of the Town of Babylon Fire Chiefs Association to present the awards. 

In late September, Copiague and Amityville Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in Copiague. Under the command of Copiague Department Chief Dominick Nuzzi, Copiague 1st Assistant Chief Kyle Miller donned his gear and made entry to search for possible occupants. Chief Miller was met with advanced fire conditions, battling high heat, low visibility and no hand line yet in place to extinguish the blaze. Chief Miller successfully located an occupant within the structure and began his efforts to remove them. Chief Miller’s efforts were aided by Copiague 2nd Assistant Chief Danny Broyles and Amityville 1st Assistant Chief Gavin Budde who together helped Chief Miller in successfully rescuing the occupant. Once the patient was deemed stable, Amityville’s ambulance crew transported them to a local hospital, and while in route, reported that they had an alert and breathing patient. 

Thank you Chief Nuzzi, 1st Assistant Chief Miller, 2nd Assistant Chief Broyles and 1st Assistant Chief Budde for your heroic actions. The Town of Babylon is forever grateful! 

Photo (left to right): Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Town Clerk Gerry Compitello, Copiague Chief Dominick Nuzzi, Copiague 1st Assistant Chief Kyle Miller, Amityville 1st Assistant Chief Gavin Budde, Copiague 2nd Assistant Chief Danny Boyles, Councilman Terence McSweeney an Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly. 

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