Assemblyman Ed Ra joins other local officials and members of the Fire Commission. Left to right, Dr. Victor Politi, Deputy County Executive for Public Safety; County Legislator Francis Becker; Assemblyman Edward Ra; Garden City Village Trustee John Watras; Garden City Mayor Donald Brudie; Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano; Incoming Fire Commission Chairman and 1st Battalion Chairman Richard Gardner; Fire Commission Secretary and 3rd Battalion Chairman Walter Weltner; Outgoing Fire Commission Chairman and 4th Battalion Chairman Robert Cribbin; and Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella.
“I would like to first thank outgoing Fire Commission Chairman Robert Cribbin for his dedication and welcome new Commission Chairman Richard Gardner and members of the Nassau County Fire Commission,” said Ra. “The members of the commission, many who have served the community as members of departments for decades, are a tremendous asset for Nassau County. I look forward to working with the commission as we continue to strive to make Nassau County a safe place to live. The firsthand knowledge of the fire service that each member brings to the Commission will be invaluable as they go about their mission.”
The Commission, which is comprised of nine Fire Commissioners, one from each Fire Battalion of Nassau County, works as a liaison between the Nassau County Fire Service and county government. The Commission serves to monitor and provide assistance and guidance in resolving matters between the county's Fire & EMS services, and grants appointments and promotions for fire marshals, fire communications technicians, and EMS instructors.
Departments in need of assistance dealing with state agencies, or any other matter before state government, should contact Assemblyman Ra’s district office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 516-437-5577, or visiting 925 Hempstead Turnpike, Room 350, Franklin Square, NY.