Cliff began his firefighting career in 1972 joining Bethpage Fire Department serving in Ladder Company 3. He transfered to Holbrook in 1978 being assigned to Lightning Engine Company. In 1985 he became a charter member of Eagle Engine Company 2. In 1991 he was elected Lieutenant and rose to the rank of Captain serving for five years from 1993 to 1997. He was the recipient of the Holbrook Chief's Award in 1997 and Holbrook Fireman of the Year Award in 2006. In 2003 Holbrook purchased a flashover simulator and Cliff was assigned as the lead instructor. To date over ten departments have sent their members to participate in the "Everyone Goes Home Alive" program. In 2011 he was elected 1st Assistant Chief and this year was installed as Chief Of The Department.
Chief Richard Stack joined the Holbrook Fire Department in June of 1984. He was assigned to Lightning Engine Company 1. He transferred to Sun-Vet Engine Co. 127 in 1985. In 1990 He returned to Lightning. He was awarded Lightning Company Fireman of the Year in 1992. He Served as Lieutenant of the company from 1999-2001. He was elected Captain of Lightning in 2002. He was Installed as 1st Assistant Chief on January 1, 2012.
Chris joined the department in 1988 and was assigned to Sun Vet Engine Company 127. In that company he matured into an aggressive and knowledgeable firefighter eventually rising to the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain. Chris was elected to the Chief’s office as a Second Assistant Chief in 2000 and rose through the ranks to become Chief of the Department. As Chief, Chris emphasized the need for current and aggressive training. After the Chiefs office he went back to the rank of Lieutenant and Captain of Sun Vet Engine Company 127. Chris was installed as the 2nd Assistant Chief in January 2012
Mary Beth Ranelli