Senator Elaine Phillips recently had the opportunity to march alongside some of Floral Park’s bravest in a parade that celebrated 125 years of outstanding service of the Floral Park Fire Department.
“For 125 years, the members of the Floral Park Fire Department committed their lives and have repeatedly gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep the Floral Park community safe,” said Senator Phillips. “I want to thank Floral Park Chief David Maickel for allowing me to participate in the celebration and I especially want to relay my gratitude and deep respect to all the men and women who serve or have served this department.”
Floral Park Mayor Dominic Longobardi declared August 4th as “Floral Park Fire Department Day” in the Village which included the parade followed by food, music and a commendation ceremony. Members of the Elmont, New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, South Floral Park, Stewart Manor, Bellerose Terrace & Village and New York City fire departments also joined in the commemoration ceremonies.
A three part series on the 125-year history of the Floral Park Fire Department, produced by Four Village Studios, can be seen by visiting the Floral Park Fire Department’s web site at: https://fpvillage.org/departments/fire-department/.