A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” — Angie

Supervisor Carpenter and the Islip Town Board stand with Firefighters Michael Hand, Matthew Arthurs and Danny Blasucci who were honored for their heroic actions rescuing a woman and her three dogs.

August 10th, 2022 Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board honored five local firefighters from three different departments for their heroic actions in the line of duty. Firefighters Matthew Arthurs and Danny Blasucci of the Islip Terrace Fire Department; Michael Hand of the East Islip Fire Department; and 1st Assistant Chiefs Jared Gunst and Alden Schroeder of the Islip Fire Department were recognized for saving a young woman and her three dogs from a house fire earlier this summer.

Firefighters quickly responded to the home after receiving a 911 call from a woman stuck in the basement of a house. Islip Terrace Firefighters Matthew Arthurs and Danny Blasucci were able to break a basement window and pull the woman to safety. While doing so, Islip Fire Chief and Suffolk County Police Officer Jared Gunst; Islip Fire Chief Alden Schroeder; and East Islip Firefighter and Town of Islip employee Michael Hand searched and rescued three canines.

First Assistant Chief Gunst, who serves as a member of the SCPD’s Medical Crisis Action Team, had recently underwent tactical medical training to assist medical emergencies involving police canines. Through this life-saving training, he was able to deliver advanced medical support to the dogs before they were transported to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in West Islip.

“On behalf of myself and the Town Board, a sincere thank you from all of us for your exemplary deeds, and for your continued bravery and dedication to safeguard the well-being of all in our community, including our beloved four-legged friends. You are truly heroes,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

Thanks to the quick-thinking actions of our first responders, the woman and her three dogs have made a full recovery.

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