President's Message

Nassau Correction Officers Hailed as Heroes This Weekend in Fire Service

February 21, 2021
                                                                        Current and Former Nassau Correction Officers
                                                                        Hailed as Heroes Sunday
                                                                        Saving a Life in the Fire Service

COBA Members/Retirees;

Just after 1:30am Sunday morning, the Lynbrook Fire Dept was notified of a house fire on Shiperd Ave, just off Sunrise Hwy. Upon arrival, smoke and fire were visibly blowing from the house and a witness advised them that someone may still be in the basement. Several Responders immediately proceeded to the rear of the home, forced open a basement door and started a search.

These Responders included Asst Chief John Donald (Active Nassau Correction Corporal), Fire Captain James DiGiambattista (Former Nassau Correction Officer, currently NCPD), and Ex-Fire Captain Scott Bien (Active Nassau Correction Officer), along with Asst Chief Dan Ambrosio, brother of Active Nassau Correction Officer Timothy Ambrosio.

During the search of the basement, amidst an active spreading fire, they located an unconscious victim. They immediately removed the victim from the home and brought him to the care of Medical Company Personnel. CPR was administered and the victim was transported to South Nassau Hospital by Ambulance.

Due to the fast and decisive actions by these brave Responders, the victim is alive and stable. He was later transported to the Nassau County Burn Center at Nassau University Medical Center.

These brave men should all be commended for their actions, particularly in the Volunteer capacity in which they acted.

Service to the Public is obviously in their blood as they serve proudly in both their Law Enforcement and Volunteer Service capacities.

I'm proud to know them all, and on behalf of all Correction Officers, I thank them all. I"m proud to represent them in their Law Enforcement roles.

I'm sure the man in the basement thanks them also.

Below are two photos from the scene.

Always in Unity;

Brian Sullivan, COBA President


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