Contributed by: NateBerry Friday, April 05 2019 @ 05:58 am PDT
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Our member, Jeff Dillon of Massapequa, who has been taking the testing at the World Trade Center, reported what he has learned. Mechanics are 270% more likely to develop cancer than the general public and breast cancer is more prevalent in mechanics. He talked about how these things can get into your body through your pores and wives can get sick from what mechanics bring home. He stressed the importance of wearing gloves. This is the new asbestos. Unfortunately, Ron Barz of the Firefighter Support Network, who was scheduled to speak, did not attend. Members who signed the sign-in sheet will receive certificates in the mail.
Our president, John Manetta, had to leave. His ambulance had been in an accident and he had to be there.
Our vice president, Tarren Kerns, conducted the business part to the meeting. Kit was asked to read the minutes from the last meeting at the West Islip FD - they were approved and accepted. She also read the letters of thanks that were sent to the Commissioners of the West Islip FD and to Carl Haar of Liquid Springs. Barbara sent an email to our members about the Ferrara classes in NJ. She reported that we have 121 members and our treasury is healthy. She is looking into a gift for the members. She talked about setting up a schalorship in Danny Peluso's name. Steve Schuman of Waterway has experience in doing this. Steve Velazquez, our ex-president, and Nate Berry, our webmaster, will work with Steve.
Tarren Kearns is working on setting up a pump class and hopes to do an EVT class after it. He is attending the FDIC and will be looking for speakers for our meetings. The April 18 meeting in Huntington will be a GM class. We are planning a Meritor brake class. The annual barbeque meeting will be at the Wantagh FD on June 27 - we hope Parker Brown will attend. The raffle included an FRC OPA700 portable light and several Holmatro baseball caps from Hendrickson. Tarren called the meeting adjourned.