Suffolk first responders named state firefighter, EMTs of the year

  • Source: - Metered Site
  • Published: 08/08/2018 01:30 PM

Suffolk County first responders swept this year's firefighter and emergency services provider of the year awards, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced. The organization, known as FASNY, on Sunday presents the Firefighter of the Year award to Peter DiPinto Sr., a 34-year veteran of Brookhaven Fire Department, and EMS Provider of the Year award to Shane Sharkey and Ian King of Southampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Sharkey and King last year rescued a man from a burning car in Southampton and DiPinto saved a woman from an oncoming train in Brookhaven, FASNY officials said. While FASNY president Ken Pienkowski called Sunday's ceremony a "heroe luncheon," all three award recipients said they were just doing their jobs. "I was put in that place for a reason," DiPinto said of rescuing the woman on the train tracks. "There was no time to think, just react."


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