Yaphank Fire Department Fire Prevention 2017

The Yaphank Fire Department will be holding open houses and events the week of October  23-29 in honor of National Fire Prevention Week, a time to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. This year’s theme, “Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out!” refers to the strong recommendation that residents plan two escape routes from their homes in the event of a fire. Families are encouraged to attend the open houses to participate and learn the best ways to prevent fires and keep their homes safe.  Coloring books and fire helmets will be handed out. Fire Safety Brochures printed in several languages will also be distributed.

Open house sessions for Charles E . Walters elementary school, as well at Pre-schools and nursery schools will be held at the following:

  • Monday, October 23 Charles E Walters Elementary                                                                                     Kindengarden 930am-1030am, 1st grade 1030am-1130am
  • Tuesday, October 24 Charles E Walters Elementary                                                                                                         2nd Grade 930am-1030am, 3rd grade 1030am-1130am
  • Wednesday, October 25 Charles E Walters  Elementary                                                                                                         4th Grade 930am-1030am
  • Thursday, October 26 TBD
  • Friday, October 27 NIS Nursury School                                                                                               10am Morning Session, also 1pm Afternoon Session
  • Sunday, October 29 at Yaphank Fire Department Headquaters, 31 Main Street Yaphank NY 11980. Fire Prevention starts at 10am and goes until 3pm.

Additionally, on Saturday October 21st, Yaphank Fire Prevention will conduct home safety visits for senior citizens whom live on Augusta Drive in Medford.

Bulls On Yaphank Middle Island Road

Yaphank NY 9/30/17 7:45 a.m. Bulls on Yaphank Middle Island Rd near Rustic Rd. 2 bulls got loose in the area, these bulls were then corralled by SCPD 7th Precinct officers and return to their owner.

8/22/17 Head On MVA

Accident in Yaphank, Tuesday August 22, 2017.
The driver of this 2014 Mercedes Benz allegedly fled the scene, on foot, after striking an eighteen-wheeler head-on while northbound on Old Dock Road. The accident occurred just after 11:30 a.m. The SCPD and Yaphank Fire Dept. responded. Police found the alleged driver at a gas station down the road on the corner of Horseblock Road and Old Dock Road.No information if an arrest was made.


8/16/17 Car Vs Tree On Yaphank Ave

Car accident in Yaphank, Wednesday August 16, 2017.
The man driving this Hyundai Accent was injured when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree at the entrance to the “Swezey Avey House” on Yaphank-Middle Island Road, between Main Street and Walters Street. The SCPD 7th Pct. and Yaphank Fire Dept. responded to the 1:15 p.m. accident.

7/27/17 Fatal Car Vs Tree MVA

Car strikes tree in Yaphank, Thursday July 27, 2017.

The driver of this car was killed after losing control and striking a tree on East Main Street, just east of Yaphank Avenue, in Yaphank just after 9:00 p.m. Thursday night. The SCPD 7th Pct. and Yaphank Fire Dept. responded. The cars driver was taken by F.D. ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Crime scene and detectives were requested to respond