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Mastic Fire Department 2023 Installation Dinner

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Rocky Point, N.Y.- On a recent Saturday Night the Mastic Fire Department held their Annual Installation
dinner. The dinner was held at Majestic Gardens in Rocky Point. This years dinner celebrated 98 years of
service for the department.
At the event members were greeted by Politicians from the State and local levels of government who
were on hand to thank the department and fire district for their service to the community. Once the
Dignitaries were done with their remarks the installation of the departments Chiefs and officers were
The Chiefs office for 2023 is as follows:
Chief- Gene Martucci
Assistant Chief- Steve Januszkiewcz
Line Officers :
Captain- Rudy M. Sunderman
1st Lieutenant- Jason Lasek
2nd Lieutenants
Tarren Kearns
Ian Arthur
Several department members also received awards for years of service, number of alarms
answered, Number of late night alarms answered, Chiefs awards. Also outgoing chief Rudy
Sunderman presented a special award to firefighter Anthony Bender III for Assisting the chief
with fireground communications during his time in office. Chief sunderman had a
decommissioned cell phone and decommissioned radio mounted to a plaque with approval of the
board and presented it to firefighter bender at the dinner.

Outgoing Chief Sunderman gave his remarks thanking the members of the department and his
family for all their dedication and support during his time in office as chief prior to the closing
remarks. Congratulations to all the chiefs and officers on their elected positions and to the award

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JOHN WALTHERSSenior Correspondent

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