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Ex-Chief Robert S. Wind is a 22 year member of the Hauppauge Fire Department. He was Chief of Department from April, 2016 until April 2018.

Ex-Chief Wind is also an 18 year veteran of the FDNY who currently holds the rank of Captain.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management from S.U.N.Y. In addition he is:

  • A certified NYS Fire Instructor
  • A NYS Fire Officer
  • A member of the FDNY Incident Management Team
  • A FEMA All Hazards Liason Officer
  • A Graduate of the Texas A&M Leadership Program (TEEX)

Ex-Chief Wind has lifelong ties to the Hauppauge Community and offers a wealth of management and leadership experience that will greatly benefit the residents of the Hauppauge Fire District.

The election for Commissioner will be held on December 12, 2023 at the Hauppauge Fire Department Headquarters, 855 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge. Polls will be open from 2 PM until 9 PM. Registered voters residing in the Hauppauge Fire District are eligible to vote.


During the month of July the Hauppauge Fire District added a third communication site to our emergency radio communications system. New equipment was installed at the site atop 100 Motor Parkway. The new microwave dishes will communicate with our other two transmission sites and with the master control in headquarters.

The scope of the work included installation of new radio antennas, new transmitters and receivers in addition to the microwave dishes.

The new system will vastly improve communications on the West end of our district, including in the Hauppauge Industrial Park.

Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.


On Sunday morning, July 23, a group of Hauppauge Fire District residents attended a free CPR certification course offered by the Hauppauge Fire District and the Hauppauge Fire Department. This was the second free CPR course offered to our residents this year.
Commissioners Lou Zara, S.E. Munro and Ron Barz were on hand, along with instructors FF CK Collins, Ex-Capt. Phil Jennaco, Ex-Capt. Rich Proffe and FF Andrew Mendola. 
The free CPR training is part of the Commissioners' Community Outreach Program for our residents.
Another free CPR class is scheduled for August 20. Interested residents should scan the QR code to register (see the flyer on the Hauppauge Fire Department Facebook page or visit the Hauppauge Fire Department website).
Photos by Fire Marshal Gottlieb.


Earlier in the year the Board of Fire Commissioners authorized an aggressive recruitment campaign for both volunteer firefighters and Explorers. The results of that campaign, so far, have been outstanding. At our June 5th Department meeting we will be approving 8 more individuals for membership. That will bring to ten the number of new recruits taken in since April. Two of these ten probationary firefighters are from our Explorer Post 660.

In addition, the Explorer Post has 3 new members as a result of the campaign.

We are still accepting applications from residents of the Hauppauge Fire District who would like to serve their community as Class A firefighters. Call 631 265 2499, Ext 126 for Firefighter Recruitment or click the JOIN tab on the department web site.
You can also scan the QR code below.

We are also accepting applications from girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 17 who are interested in joining the explorers.

Call 631 265 2499, Ext 117 for Explorer Recruitment. You can also scan the QR code below (select the one for Explorers).


At the July department meeting Chief Crean administered the membership oath to 7 of our 8 new firefighters. So far, the Hauppauge Fire District's recruitment campaign has resulted in 11 new members this year with 3 more scheduled to join our ranks by September.


On April 25th District Fire Marshal conducted a fire extinguisher course for employees of Will-Bar International on Cabot Court in the Hauppauge Industrial Park.


Commissioners Zara and Beltrani assisted with bail out training for members of Engine 3. Training was conducted at the District's facility behind fire headquarters. Also instructing the members were Chief Furuno and Ex-Captain Goutink.

Commissioners Zara, LaFemina and Beltrani assisted with bail out training for members of Engine Companies 1 & 3. Training was conducted at the District's facility behind fire hq. Also instructing the members were Chief Furuno & Ex-Captain Goutink

Hauppauge Explorer Post 660

The Hauppauge Fire District and the Hauppauge Fire Department are proud to sponsor Explorers Post 660. Many members of Post 660 go on to become full members of the Hauppauge Fire Department.

For Explorer membership information please visit the Department web site at The Explorers tab is under "Companies" or call 631 265 2499, Extension 117 and leave a message. An Explorer Advisor will call you back.

Please note that meeting dates may be subject to change.
Please check back for change notices.

. Hauppauge Fire District

855 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge New York 11788

Phone: 631-265-2499

Fire Marshals

Greg Gottlieb
631-265-2499, Ext. 122

Edward Minder
631-265-2499, Ext. 108




Scott D. Munro, Chairman of the Board

Louis Zara, Commissioner

Thomas LaFemina, Commissioner

Scott E. Munro, Commissioner

Ronald P. Barz, Commissioner


Carl T. Thomas

631 265-2499,   Ext. 101


Michael Buturla
631-265-2499, Ext. 102


Edward Giannelli
631 265 2499 Ext 103

Fire Districts in New York State

A fire district is a district corporation of the State, distinct from the municipalities in which it is located. It has the power to require the levy of taxes on real property and to borrow in its own name. Fire districts should not be confused with fire protection districts. A fire protection district is a geographical area of the town which is provided fire protection pursuant to a contract made by the town board on behalf of the fire protection district with a city, village, fire district or incorporated fire company. 

The district is governed by an elected board of five commissioners. The fire company or companies within the district constitute the fire district fire department The fire department is headed by a chief and an assistant chief or chiefs. The commissioners are authorized to adopt rules and regulations governing all fire companies and the fire department. A few of the more populated districts may have a small force of paid firefighters. Each fire district is required to have a treasurer and secretary.

The Board of Fire Commissioners serve staggered five year terms, with one commissioner elected annually. Before entering upon the duties of their office, the commissioners must take an Oath of Office. Each year they elect one of their members to be Chairman. Special rules apply to the selection of commissioners for a newly established or consolidated fire district. A commissioner may not be a District Treasurer, Chief or an Assistant Chief of the fire department. 

The commissioners are the governing body of the fire district and have numerous powers and duties. The most important include: 

- Keeping the fire district spending within the statutory limitation;

-Auditing and approving payment of claims;

-Designating the banks to trust companies to serve as depositories   for district funds;

- Authorizing investment of fire district moneys;

-Establishing a petty cash fund;

- Giving notice of the annual election by publication, determining additional hours that the election polls may be open, designating a   chairman of election, inspectors and ballot clerks;

- Compensating election officials and in certain circumstances dividing the fire district into election districts;

- Appropriating, by resolution, at any time the proceeds of insurance received for the loss, theft, damage or destruction of real property if to be used or applied to repair or replace such property;

- Holding public hearings pursuant to law;

- Consenting in writing to the extension of the fire districts;

- Petitioning town boards to consolidate fire districts, or alter  boundaries of a fire district.

In addition to the above, the board may hire an attorney to counsel and assist in the discharge of its official duties; may engage a certified public accountant or public accountant to audit the accounts and fiscal affairs of the fire district; May organize, operate, maintain and equip fire companies in the district. The board of fire commissioners may also construct and maintain an adequate fire alarm system and employ such persons as may be necessary to effectuate the objects and purposes of the district. The board has exclusive management and control of the property of the fire district.  Annually, it prepares and files with the Budget Officer of each town in which the fire district is located, detailed estimates of the amounts of revenues to be received and expenditures to be made in the ensuing year.