Two candidates are vying for one seat on the East Meadow board of fire commissioners. Glenn Carpentier is challenging Scott Farber, the incumbent.
The vote will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 9 p.m. Those who live north of Hempstead Turnpike can vote at Fire Station #3 on Newbridge Road and Carnation Road.
Those who live south of Hempstead Turnpike can vote at the Fire Headquarters on East Meadow Avenue, next to the East Meadow Public Library.
Scott Farber, incumbent
Lifelong resident of East Meadow
Education: East Meadow High School class of 1989; attended Nassau Community College for Criminal Justice and Business Management.
Employment: Retired police officer from Suffolk County Police Department; prior to retirement was the instructor coordinator of the Suffolk County Police Academy’s Emergency Medical Training Program responsible for preparing annual budget and purchase and procurement. Farber currently works part time as a paramedic instructor with the Nassau County Fire-Police EMS Academy, located at the Nassau University Medical Center.
Biography: Farber joined the East Meadow Fire Department in 1991. Over his 21 years with the department, he served seven years as a company officer, including two years as captain. He established the first controlled substance program for an EMS agency in Nassau County, which allowed the East Meadow ambulances to carry Valium for seizure patients, and morphine for cardiac and burn patients. He established one of the first public access defibrillation programs, equipping all pieces of apparatus with life saving AEDs, and has led CPR and AED training for over 15 years. Farber is a single parent with one daughter.