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Riverhead Fire Department

Man trying to thaw frozen pipes sets outside of house on fire — and other mishaps related to bitter-cold temps

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Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire on Doctors Path, but extreme cold temperatures caused pipes to freeze and break around Riverhead today, keeping volunteer firefighters busy.

Red Birds 60-year member honored for his service to Riverhead Fire Department

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Firefighter William G. ("Billy") Hubbard, 86, joined the Riverhead Fire Department Feb. 15, 1955 and is one of its longest-serving living members.

Riverhead Fire Department’s Polish Town company celebrates centennial

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Polish Town's Eagle Hose Company, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, threw itself a party Saturday night at Polish Hall. Photos

‘You just do what you were trained to do’: vols share details of life-saving rescue from burning Riverhead home

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How Riverhead firefighters crawled through a smoke-filled house on fire to drag an unconscious man to safety Thursday night.

Riverhead firefighters rescue unconscious man from burning home on Middle Road

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The man, 30, suffered smoke inhalation and was airlifted to Stony Brook hospital. A woman, infant and small child escaped uninjured from the upstairs apartment in the two-family home.

Riverhead firefighters put out fire in records storage room at county center

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Riverhead firefighters found records burning in a second-story storage room at the county center this afternoon.

Meet Jewel, of Suffolk’s arson investigation team, who’s trained to sniff out accelerants at fire scenes

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The 9-year-old lab partners with Suffolk County fire marshal Brett Martinez to investigate fires for evidence of arson. Martinez and Jewel demonstrated their procedures Sunday during an arson investigation training session at Riverhead Fire Department headquarters.

New recruits make a big difference as top responders in fire police patrol

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Riverhead Fire Department's policy change, allowing vols to join as class B (exterior) firefighters brought nine new members — and four top responders— in 2014.

Three youths escape Calverton house fire Saturday afternoon: photos, video

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Three youths escaped a house on fire on Twomey Avenue in Calverton this afternoon.

Firefighters stop house fire on West Main Street; residents safely evacuated

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Numerous people safely evacuated from a W. Main St. house after fire broke out in the basement. Riverhead FD quickly contained the fire and put it out.
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