I am honored to have been asked to photograph this joint drill event with 3 fire houses in Nassau county, for the Oyster Bay Herald paper. This drill was to demonstrate equipment available to them to assist with fires in remote areas of their district where reliable water sources are scarce.
There are 2 fire departments in Nassau county that can manage fires where there are no hydrants. Bayville Fire Departments and Atlantic Steamer in Oyster Bay are the only departments in Nassau County, NY with tanker trucks to hold water. They have pools that are set up in the area of the fire, the tanker truck fills up at the hydrant and empties the water into the pool at the fire. At the same time another truck is filling up at the hydrant and will then refill the pool located near the fire. Thanks to all the great men and women who protect us.