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Year in Review: 10 Fire Department Stories of 2011

From putting out fires to funding problems, here are some of the top fire department stories of 2011.

Both the Setauket and Stony Brook fire departments had a busy year protecting the community. Here are some of the fire stories that made headlines in 2011.

  • About 100 firefighters from Setauket, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson and other local fire companies spent six-and-a-half hours battling that completely engulfed the house in July.
  • , a longtime Setauket Fire Department volunteer and former FDNY firefighter, died suddenly in November at his Miller Place home.
  • For the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Setauket Fire Department launched a fundraising campaign to , finally unveiling the new area during a public ceremony on Sept. 11.
  • In October, firefighters from Setauket, Stony Brook, and other companies battled a blaze that gutted a home on Pond Path, complicated by the difficulties fire officials had in initially locating the home.
  • The Setauket Fire District turned to the community in April for ideas for how to proceed with , organizing a series of public meetings on the topic.
  • In September, Patch took a deeper look at the problems faced by the Stony Brook Fire District and Fire Department:
  • In September, the Setauket Fire Department and other local fire companies on Maple Avenue in Strong's Neck.
  • In November, firefighters were able to contain that sent one firefighter to the hospital.
  • Setauket Fire Department and the Town of Brookhaven's Bay Constables helped off the shores of Old Field.
  • A in June, prompting many to believe that Se-Port Deli was on fire – a rumor that spread via social networking sites.

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