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Hampton Bays Fire District

Reinstated and Continued Declaration of District Emergency and Order of the Board of Fire

Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District 

April 7,  2021

The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District (‘Board of Fire Commissioners”) , located in Hampton Bays, County of Suffolk  and State of New York,  has kept fully informed of the current public health and safety concerns concerning the pandemic outbreak of the coronavirus ( COVID19) in localities and Counties on Long Island , throughout New York State and the United States and around the world. In a time of  an extreme emergency and potential disaster of this magnitude, it is incumbent upon the local, State, national governments, all political subdivisions and municipal based  district corporations and  political entities of the State , and the governments around the globe and their elected officials, to act decisively, and in an abundance of caution in taking all measures necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the members of the Hampton Bays Fire Department and their families,  the employees and representatives of the Hampton Bays Fire District and their families, the residents of the Hampton Bays Fire District (  hereinafter also referred to as “ the Hampton Bays Family “) and all other members of the public , the Board of Fire Commissioners have previously taken and continue to take such decisive action, including the approval and continuation of the appropriate Emergency Declaration as hereinafter detailed, and as modified from time to time as hereinafter detailed, the issuance of the appropriate Orders to enforce the Emergency Declaration , and the reserved right to continue the Emergency Declaration , suspend, modify or amend it,  and issue all further and necessary Orders in furtherance of the Emergency Declaration , and its purposes, and in compliance with the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York, and the orders, directives and guidelines of all other applicable authorities.

Accordingly, by unanimous decision and Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners , in an abundance of caution, and for the safety of the Hampton Bays Family and all members of the public as hereinbefore described , on March 16,2020 the Board of Fire Commissioners declared  a state of emergency and disaster  based upon the then current and continuing  pandemic outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID19) in localities and Counties on Long Island , throughout New York State and the United States and around the world, and on the basis of that declaration, as issued pursuant to the powers and authority  granted to the Board of Fire Commissioners by law, and in compliance with the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York, and the orders, directives and guidelines of all other applicable authorities. and declared the aforesaid emergency and disaster, invoking all emergency powers and authority conferred upon  permitted to the Board and the Commissioners by law in order to perform and discharge the duties and responsibilities conferred upon  it and them by law, and did so  and therein, without limitation , to take all steps necessary to obtain and maintain  the performance of necessary work by public works, or  the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials,  all without competitive bidding should that prove necessary , in order to perform their duties , and in addition, closed  at that time, subject to its further and subsequent orders,  both Department Firehouses except for emergency responses until further notice subject to special emergency response rules and protocols . The Board of Fire Commissioners published its Emergency Declaration of March 16,2020, which initially extended to March 31, 2020, on the Department and Town of Southampton websites. The Board further declared that as the situation evolved the Board of Fire Commissioners will keep all updated and will, as deemed necessary, extend the time period of the Orders issued and declared in the notice , declaration and Order of March 16,2020 and therein declared  it would  issue any further Orders and directive deemed necessary for the public health, safety and welfare which is the paramount concern and objective of all.

Thereafter the Board of Fire Commissioners, in accordance with the further Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York and the orders, directives and guidelines of all other applicable authorities, extended and continued the Emergency Declaration  by published resolutions on consecutive occasions  including April 1, 2020, April 30, 2020, May 6, 2020, June 3, 2020, July 1, 2020 and August 5, 2020, the latter resolution extending the Emergency Declaration until September 2, 2020.

The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District  having met at a regularly scheduled and duly convened  meeting on September 2  2020 as convened and conducted on September 2, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, and Executive Order 202 issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 7, 2020 and Executive Order 202.1 issued by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 12, 2020, and the prior and subsequent  Executive Orders of the Governor issued or continued, including but not limited to Executive Order 202.38 Executive Order 202.41 and Executive Order 202.42 and all orders subsequent thereto , including without limitation  Executive Order 202.48 dated July 6, 2020  , Executive Order 202.49 dated July 7, 2020, Executive Order 202.50 dated July 10,2020, Executive Order 202.53 dated July 21, 2020, Executive Order 202.55 dated August 5, 2020 and with full consideration  of Executive Order 202.60 issued on September 4, 2020  and in reliance upon the advice and directives and further Orders  of the Governor as to the prospective further delayed reopening of business and activities and guidelines for conducting business and essential services in Suffolk County as the pandemic continues, the Board of Fire Commissioners  decided and unanimously voted to approve a motion and resolution  that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same was thereby suspended  in all respects effective immediately  subject to the further Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners,  that the District  Reopening Policy as proposed by the Board of Fire Commissioners and the Chief of the Department , and reviewed by  District legal counsel was  thereby adopted  effective immediately , all District firehouses were opened  and the special emergency response rules and protocols for emergency responses by members of the Hampton Bays Fire Department , including but not limited to ,those and previously proposed by the Chief of the Department, and approved and adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners, including those adopted as to training and response to alarms at the request of Chief of the Department Christian Hansen at the meeting of the Board on August 5, 2020 ,  were all approved to continue in full force and effect, all subject to  amendment and the further Executive Orders of Governor Cuomo and all other applicable authorities , and of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District.  The Board of Fire Commissioners   continued to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the reinstatement , resumption continuation, modification, amendment , enforcement or termination of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , the continuation, modification, amendment  enforcement  or termination of the terms and provisions of the Reopening Policy and special emergency response rules and protocols and  for the public health, safety and welfare which is the paramount concern and objective of all and the Board  continues to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the, for the public health, safety and welfare which is the paramount concern and objective of all.

Accordingly , in furtherance of the Emergency Declaration issued by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District on March 16, 2020, and all subsequent resolutions pertaining to the Emergency Declaration as set forth hereinabove including the last stated resolution of September 2, 2020, and all reserved  rights ,the Board of Fire Commissioners continued to monitor all further developments with respect to the pandemic, the additional Executive Orders issued by the Governor including but not limited to Executive Orders 202.67, 202.79 and 202.87 continuing and extending the State Declared Emergency first declared on March 7,2020 in Executive Order 202 as now extended at least through and including January 29,2021, and having overseen and monitored the Departments special emergency rules to date all for the public health, safety and welfare which is the paramount concern and objective of all and having done so on a regular and continuous basis including  but not limited to at their regularly scheduled and publicly convened meetings on October 7,2020, November 4,2020, December 2, 2020 and January 6, 2021 as conducted in accordance with the New York State Open Meetings Law, the New York State General Municipal Law and Town Law and the Executive Orders of the Governor , and having determined by unanimous vote of all Commissioners present at the meeting of January 6, 2021  declared and resolved  that it  was and is necessary and appropriate to end the prior suspension of the provisions of the Emergency Declaration of March 16, 2020, to reinstate the Emergency Declaration of March 16,2020 but without closure of any of the District and Department firehouses or facilities which shall remain open and operational for all emergency responses and all Department operations, business and purposes, and to continue the Declaration through and including at least January 29 2021 subject to the further Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners, and the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York  and of all other applicable authorities, ,and to allow and direct the continuation of the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s Special Emergency Response Rules still in effect and as amended and modified periodically with approval of the Board of Fire Commissioners and that therefore the Emergency Declaration is reinstated and the Special Emergency Response Rules and protocols were continued subject to the further Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners. and the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York  and of all other applicable authorities,

Accordingly , in furtherance of the foregoing, and in at their regularly scheduled and publicly convened meetings on February 3, 2021 , as conducted in accordance with the New York State Open Meetings Law, the New York State General Municipal Law and Town Law and the Executive Orders of the Governor , including Executive Order 202.91 of January 23, 2021, and Executive Order 202.92 of January 27, 2021and having determined by unanimous vote of all Commissioners present at the meeting of February 3, 2021  declared and resolved  that it  was and is necessary and appropriate to continue  Emergency Declaration of March 16,2020 but without closure of any of the District and Department firehouses or facilities which shall remain open and operational for all emergency responses and all Department operations, business and purposes, and to continue the Declaration through and including at least April 30, 2021 subject to the further Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners, and the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York  and of all other applicable authorities, ,and to allow and direct the continuation of the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s Special Emergency Response Rules still in effect and as amended and modified periodically with approval of the Board of Fire Commissioners and that therefore the Emergency Declaration is continued and the Special Emergency Response Rules and protocols are continued subject to the further Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners. and the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York  and of all other applicable authorities,

Accordingly , in furtherance of the foregoing, and in at their regularly scheduled and publicly convened meetings on April 7, 2021 , as conducted in accordance with the New York State Open Meetings Law, the New York State General Municipal Law and Town Law and the Executive Orders of the Governor , including without limitation Executive Order 202.91 of January 23, 2021, and Executive Order 202.92 of January 27, 2021, Executive Order 202.100, dated March 31, 2021 and Executive Order 202.101  dated April 6,  2021  and having determined by unanimous vote of all Commissioners present at the meeting of April 7 , 2021  declared and resolved  that it  was and is necessary and appropriate to continue the Emergency Declaration of March 16,2020 ,as reinstated, and as hereinafter amended and  provided , and in that regard to continue the Declaration  but without closure of any of the District and Department firehouses or facilities which shall remain open and operational for all emergency responses and all Department operations, business and purposes, and to continue the Declaration through and including at least May 6, 2021  provided that the Hampton Bays Fire Department pandemic protocols previously put in place with the approval of the Board of Fire Commissioners shall continue to the extent deemed necessary by the Chiefs of the Department , and further that, in that regard, subject to the orders of the Chiefs, all  Members of the Department shall remain subject to temperature checks and safety protocols, it being further provided however that Members  who have been or report that they are fully vaccinated with an approved COVID 19 vaccine, or had a positive test for the COVID 19 antigen , and have produced or  produce certified documentation to that effect, and are well shall not be required to wear COVID 19 protective masks while on District or Department premises or participating in District or Department business or operations, and Members of the Department who have not been vaccinated shall continue to wear COVID 19 protective masks, maintain social distancing and follow all other health and safety protocols while on District or Department premises or participating in District or Department business or operations, including Department meetings ( with the exception of being allowed to remove the masks while eating or drinking at any such meeting and resuming mask wearing when not eating or drinking ) ; that all Members of the Department  who have been fully vaccinated with an approved COVID 19 vaccine, or had a positive test for the COVID 19 antigen  shall forthwith produce certified documentation to that effect  and provide same to the Chiefs of the Department and the District Secretary, and further any visitor to any firehouse facility or premises of the Department and the District shall be denied access for any reason or purpose, or directed to leave,  unless they are wearing a COVID 19 protective mask, maintaining social distancing and all  other health and pandemic protocols, have been temperature checked and screened ,and produce upon demand written certified  proof that they have been  fully vaccinated with one of the approved COVID 19 vaccines, all  subject to the further Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners, and the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York  and of all other applicable authorities.  By virtue of the resolution unanimously approved by the Board of Fire Commissioners this date, ,the Board has determined to allow and direct the continuation of the Hampton Bays Fire Department’s  Special Emergency Response Rules still in effect  as amended and modified periodically with approval of the Board of Fire Commissioners, and as applicable , and that therefore the Emergency Declaration is continued and the Special Emergency Response Rules and protocols are continued subject to  the provisions of this resolution and amended declaration , and the further Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners. and the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York  and of all other applicable authorities,

The Board of Fire Commissioners the Board  continues to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the reinstatement , resumption continuation, modification, amendment , enforcement  or termination of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , as amended , and continuation, modification, amendment  enforcement  or termination of the terms and provisions of the Declarations, Special Emergency Response Rules and protocols and  policies enacted in response to the pandemic as set forth or referenced  in this continued Declaration ,  and the Special Emergency Response Rules and protocols,  for the public health, safety and welfare which is the paramount concern and objective of all.

Hampton Bays New York

April 7, 2021

So Ordered by the Hampton Bays Board of Fire Commissioners

Robert King  Chairman                     Christopher Langsdorf,  Commissioner

Kevin Kenny Commissioner              Kevin Connolly, Commissioner

Richard Durand Commissioner

David G. Van Scoy Sr.

Hampton Bays Fire District Secretary

 

 

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Hampton Bays Fire Department

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Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

 


 



Hampton Bays Fire Department

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Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

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