Just after 2am on Thursday April 14th the Islip FD was notified to a report of a boat fire at Martins Marine on Athasca Road. Islip units arrived to find a dry docked 30' boat fully involved and threatening neighboring boats in the boatyard. The fire was quickly extinguished and only partially spread to a second boat. The Islip FD operated with engines 3-4-1 and 3-4-7, Ladder 3-4-5 and all 3 chiefs. The Suffolk County Police Arson Squad was requested and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Islip units were under the direction of Chief of Department William Moon.
(Photos by Ex-Chief Richard Ackerson Jr.)