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Last Updated: October 29, 2014   
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Locust Valley Fire Department Open House

On Sunday, October 26, the Locust Valley Fire Department opened its doors to the community for their annual Fire Prevention Day and Community Open House. The day was filled with live, safety demonstrations and important tips on fire safety. “This is the twelfth year that we have hosted this highly anticipated community event,” stated Chief of Department, Brian Nolan. 
Throughout the day the fire department showcased a stove fire demonstration, how to use a fire extinguisher, a couch fire demonstration, as well a vehicle extrication.
The department also provided fire truck rides and free giveaways such as fire helmets, phone stickers and coloring books.
“Each aspect of our vital community service was highlighted. Children (and even some adults) enjoyed using the hoseline, riding on a fire engine and even viewing our history display on the second floor,” said Chief Nolan.
Chief Nolan reminded residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, and to practice exiting their home in the event of a fire and to establish a safe meeting area. It is the responsibility of each family member to practice good fire safety techniques throughout the year.
The Locust Valley Fire Department is comprised of volunteer men and women that graciously give of their time to professionally serve the community. Members spend many hours attending training sessions and answering calls for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician or would like information about our department, please contact Chief Brian Nolan at (516) 676-0560 x100. 


Glen Cove Hospital
To Have Ebola Treatment Center

In a press release, Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO at North Shore-LIJ Health System said, North Shore-LIJ formalized  comprehensive disaster preparedness plans before 9-11, and have been refining and testing the plans ever since. Numerous disasters, including Super Storm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and the H1N1 outbreak, challenged the readiness of our public health system, but North Shore-LIJ continually rose to the occasion.
Now, with the Ebola virus found in the United States, North Shore-LIJ is prepared if the hospital receives any suspected cases. Throughout every hospital in the system, protocols that go above and beyond those recommended by the US Centers for Disease control and Prevention have been instituted.
The press release continues that, while all of our hospitals and their staffs have the capability to safely evaluate a suspected Ebola patient, a volunteer team of critical care experts is being recruited at Glen Cove Hospital.  A temporary specialized treatment center is being equipped as a specialized unit, which would be located in a separate, discreet area of the hospital, equipped with a point-of-care lab with its own entrance/exit. Glen Cove Hospital is situated to serve as an isolated treatment unit, and also house medical staff in the event they need to stay on the premises for a sustained period. Every other existing clinical service at the hospital would be unaffected by the existence of the specialized unit.
The global risk of Ebola is not going to disappear any time soon, and the threat of other contagious viruses, such as SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, MERS Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, the H1N1 virus, and MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. North Shore-LIJ is making a multi-million-dollar investment to develop a similar resource like Nebraska Medicine Biocontainment Patient Care Unit and the Serious Communicable Disease Unit in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  NS-LIJ is evaluating possible locations for a permanent facility.


HASSANKHANI, Jahangir, on Oct. 21, Age 88, of Jericho, NY. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. During his long and illustrious life,a Mr. Hassankhani held very distinguished posts as Head Judge of the Criminal Court and Board Member of the Bar Association in Tehran, Iran.  He was a loving and caring husband to his wife Farah and an exemplary father to his children Alborz and Alvand.  His greatest sources of joy were his grandchildren Skye, Ryan, Dario and Avan who will forever remember him with immense affection. Mr. Hassankhani was held in very high esteem by all members of his extended family and friends in the United States and around the globe thanks to his erudition, honorability, impeccable manners and righteous personality. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery.

MALINOWSKI, Wladyslawa K. (“Gladys”), on Oct. 21, age 91. Beloved wife to the late Roman. Loving mother to Christopher (Patricia). Cherished grandma to Donna Deep (Paul) and David. Loving Great Grandma to Abigail and Damien. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Cremation is private.
McGINN, Elizabeth Ann, on Oct. 27, of Bayville. Beloved daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth McGinn. Loving cousin of Margie McAndrew, Pauline Sheridan, Arthur Fullan (Margie), Bernadette Collins, and Mary McDonnell (John). Memorial Mass will be held at St. Gertrude RC Church, 28 School Street, Bayville, NY on Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Interment is Private.

O'DONNELL, Catherine N., peacefully at home on Oct. 26, age 78, of Oyster Bay and N. Ft. Myers, FL. Beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother of Hon. Colin F. O'Donnell- Nassau County District Court. Also survived by many cherished relatives and friends. Born in Glasgow, Scotland she was one of the first policewoman in the British Transport Police Department. Upon becoming a proud United States Citizen she taught herself to be a gourmet cook and was the private cook to NYC Mayor Lindsey at Gracie Mansion. She prepared gourmet meals for heads of state and royalty. Member and Past Regent Catholic Daughters of America-Court Sacred Heart, 40-year Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club Mother's Club and Clothing Sale Committee Volunteer and long time Glen Cove Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop volunteer. When her son was nominated as a candidate to the Nassau County District Court she tirelessly campaigned for his election, “I do not think there was a parishioner she didn’t ask to take one of my bumper stickers or a lawn sign.  She was my stealth campaign manager,” recalled her son Colin. Funeral Mass, Wednesday 10:30 AM St. Dominic RC Chapel, Oyster Bay, NY. Private Cremation followed by Interment at Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Grenville Bakers Boys & Girls Club, PO Box 344, Locust Valley, NY 11560 or the North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove Auxiliary, 101 St Andrews Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542 would be appreciated.

SIMPSON, Patricia "Pat", on Oct. 20, age 91, of Bayville. Beloved wife of the late Fred Milhaupt, and the late Harold Simpson. Loving mother of Christina "Chris" Sangenito (Bernard). Cherished grandmother of Carleen Kennedy. Dear sister of the late Bub Berley, Doris McSherry, and Marie Scores. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Interment LI National Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY. In lieu of flowers donations to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL22, Lake Success, NY 11042 would be appreciated.