August 25, 2016 – The Smithtown Fire Department was toned out for a signal 13 (Automatic Alarm – Smoke Detector) on Tuesday, August 24 at 3:11am with the location of 38 Sterling Lane.
Smithtown 3rd Assistant Chief Patrick Diecidue arrived on scene observing heavy smoke coming from the residence and quickly upgraded the call to a 13-35 (working structure fire).
With the possibility of residents in the home, Diecidue along with the first responders to arrive on scene took out the front door and immediately proceeded with a primary search. They rapidly were able to remove a three year old girl from a bedroom and brought the child out for medical attention.
Additional arriving units continued the search and found a mother and her 3 month old infant son on the bathroom floor. They were removed from the structure with smoke inhalation and in cardiac arrest.
While the smoke was heavy, the fire load was limited and quickly brought under control.
The victims were treated
and then transported by ambulance with the mother sent initially to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center while the children to the Stony Brook University Medical Center. Subsequently the mother was transferred to Stony Brook for addition care.
Currently there is no update on current conditions.
On scene were Chief’s 4-2-30 (Murphy), 4-2-32 (Fitzpatrick) and 4-2-33 (Diecidue), Engines 4-2-5, 4-2-4, Ladder 4-2-7, Rescue 4-2-9, Fire Police 4-2-10, Ambulances 4-2-61, 4-2-62, 4-2-64, 4-2-65. Mutual aid response to the scene was provided by the Hauppauge, St. James, Nesconset, Kings Park and the Hauppauge/Central Islip Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
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