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01/16/18 6:08pm
Heavy smoke poured from an upstairs room of this house at 16 Marc Street Tuesday afternoon while firefighters on the scene were delayed in being able to get water to the scene.

Heavy smoke poured from an upstairs room of this house at 16 Marc Street Tuesday afternoon while firefighters on the scene were delayed in being able to get water to the house.

In an original post yesterday evening, we mistakenly reported that firefighters responding to a blaze in an upstairs room at 16 Marc Street were delayed up to half an hour getting water on the fire.

This is untrue, according to Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter, who told the Reporter, “We had plenty of water on the trucks as a primary source. We had issues getting the secondary supply to the trucks, but we already had water on the fire within minutes.”

The Reporter regrets the error.

Below is the original story.

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12/15/17 11:48am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Menantic Ferry crew members (from left) Lance Wiiumsen, Dennis Raffelock, Jared Gibbs and Jason Brewer, whose rapid response Friday morning saved a boater’s life whose craft had gone out of control, tossing him into frigid waters.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Menantic crew members Friday morning at the North Ferry terminal on Shelter Island (from left) Lance Willumsen, Dennis Raffelock, Jared Gibbs and Jason Brewer, whose rapid response Friday morning saved a boater’s life.

A crew on the North Ferry boat, the  Menantic, saved a man from drowning Friday morning in the frigid waters off Crescent Beach. (more…)

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02/23/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO LUCAS at work on a dummy inside one of Shelter Island’s ambulances. The machine is able to apply steady chest compressions while EMTs attend to other lifesaving medical procedures. EMS director Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg (standing) and Mark Kanarvogel demostrated the automated CPR machine Friday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
LUCAS at work on a dummy inside one of Shelter Island’s ambulances. The machine is able to apply steady chest compressions while EMTs attend to other lifesaving medical procedures. EMS director Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg (standing) and Mark Kanarvogel demostrated the automated CPR machine Friday.

You’ve seen it on TV — an emergency medical technician jumping up on a gurney administering dramatic chest compressions to a passed out person.

Now Shelter Island Emergency Medical Technicians have a tool to more effectively and efficiently administer those compressions.
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11/15/12 3:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO | First responders evacuating a woman from a Westmoreland Farm landing zone to Stony Brook University Hospital for emergency medical treatment early Thursday afternoon.

Shelter Island EMTs transported a woman to Westmoreland Farm  where a Suffolk County Police helicopter waited to transport her to Stony Brook University Hospital early Thursday afternoon.

A Shelter Island Fire Department official said the woman had suffered a fall at an undisclosed location.

Ambulance Corps members, firefighters and police responded to the call for the helicopter rescue.  An ambulance carrying the patient arrived at the scene about 1:45 p.m. just moments after the helicopter set down. EMTs worked to stabilize the woman and then carried her on a stretcher to the waiting helicopter that lifted off about 10 minutes later.