08/16/14 12:00pm
08/16/2014 12:00 PM
A Cutchogue firefighter helps lead a fire hose into the department's training scene Wednesday evening (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Cutchogue firefighter helps lead a fire hose into the department’s training scene Wednesday evening. (Credit: Paul Squire)

On Wednesday night, more than a dozen Cutchogue volunteer firefighters piled into a smoke-filled house to practice fighting fires and rescuing trapped victims. Normally, the Cutchogue Fire Department trains at the Yaphank Fire Academy. (more…)

06/04/14 3:23pm
06/04/2014 3:23 PM
A Jamesport firefighter knocks away part of the charred roof at a fire on Herricks Lane Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Jamesport firefighter knocks away part of the charred roof at a fire on Herricks Lane Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Jamesport firefighters, with the help of several nearby fire departments, doused a fire that sparked in a house attic in Jamesport Wednesday afternoon.

No injuries were reported. (more…)

07/29/13 2:32pm
07/29/2013 2:32 PM

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | The side of the ambulance showing the scrapes caused when it was sideswiped during a collision in Cutchogue Monday afternoon.

Two Cutchogue Fire Department EMTs caring for an elderly woman in an ambulance on route to Eastern Long Island Hospital were injured Monday afternoon when a car sideswiped the ambulance on Route 25 in Cutchogue Monday afternoon, said Cutchogue Fire Chief Tony Berkoski.

The woman was uninjured, but the two EMTs continued the trip to the hospital as accident victims. Both emergency responders were banged up, but did not appear to be seriously injured, the chief said.

Police said the accident occurred when Michael Kar, 21, of Cutchogue, who was westbound on Route 25, stopped short and swerved to avoid a vehicle and made contact with the ambulance. No charges have been filed.

The patient, who had been ill and was suffering from dehydration, and the EMTs were transferred to another ambulance shortly after the collision.

No additional information was immediately available.