Update for August 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - I return to Fire Island and take delivery of the three vehicles we had evacuated over to Long Island. All vehicles have returned to quarters.
Monday, August 29, 2011 - Fire Department has returned to service.
Saturday, August 27, 2011 - - Hurricane Irene bears down on us. I finish the mandatory evacuation of Cherry Grove as outlined in the Executive Order 2A and on Friday we evacuated three (3) of our fire vehicles. 5-26-1, 5-26-5 and 5-26-8 were removed and temporarily stored on Long Island for safety by our mechanic. Anyway, I finished up the evacuation, called Suffolk County Fire Communications and declared the department out of service. Then jumped on the last boat out of the Grove and headed for home. Very strange ride home. All the toll roads were wide open. Fast right back to Jersey. Almost no one was on the roads. Everyone was at home getting ready for the storm.