EMFD fights early morning car fire


East Meadow Firefighters from Engines 611, 612, and Heavy Rescue 616, were alerted to a car fire on Merrick Avenue at Charles Lindbergh Blvd at 4:53 a.m. on Feb. 19.

Arriving Chiefs and Firefighters found a car heavily involved in fire.

The fire was extinguished by the crew of Engine Company 2, as Ladder 1 members used hydraulics tools to open areas of the vehicle for the final extinguishments. There were no injuries.

John J. O'Brien is an active Ex Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department. He is the District Supervisor of the Jericho Fire District and has over 30 years of Dispatch and Supervisory experience.