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Hampton Bays Fire District  Declaration of District Emergency

and Supplemental  Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners      

of the Hampton Bays Fire District 

September 2, 2020

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, the issuance of the appropriate Orders to enforce the Emergency Declaration , and the reserved right to continue the Emergency Declaration , and issue all further and necessary Orders in furtherance of the Emergency Declaration 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 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 both

Department Firehouses except for emergency responses until further notice subject to special emergency response rules and protocols . In that regard, Members of the Hampton Bays Fire Department responding to an emergency were instructed  to remain in the truck bay areas and leave the Firehouse after signing in for the call. The closure included prohibiting use of the gymnasium facility by members, their  families and authorized guests . In addition,  by Order, the Board cancelled all non-essential gatherings  scheduled and non-scheduled at both Department Firehouses  through  at least March 31, 2020 pending further notice. This included, but was not limited to,  all training sessions, Department and District meetings and any other meetings, gatherings  and events to be held at either Firehouse . The declaration and Order were issued to allow us to clean and keep the Firehouses as clean and sterile as possible for the safety of our responding members and staff and members of the public. 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.

Accordingly , at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, as convened and conducted on April 1, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, and Executive Order 202.1 issued by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 12, 2020, and all prior and subsequent Executive Orders in connection with the declared pandemic emergency,  the Board of Fire Commissioners unanimously approved and Ordered that the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration and Order of March 16,2020 shall be and the same were thereby extended through and including April 30,2020 subject to the further notice, declaration and Order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District, as required or permitted and any further federal, State, or local order and directive that may be promulgated and apply, and by virtue of the additional Executive Orders issued by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, including but not limited to Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, 202.13, and  anticipated and issued Executive Order  202.14, dated April 7, 2020 continuing  and confirming the extending of Executive Orders 202.3 through202.11 and 202.13 through 11:59 pm on April 29, 2020 and  anticipated and issued Executive Order  202.18 dated April 16, 2020  extending Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, and 202.13 and 202.14 from  11:59pm on April 29, 2020 through 11:59 pm on May 15, 2020 thereby confirming and ratifying said extension  by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Emergency Declaration until May 15,2020 as hereinafter provided.

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 continued by the Board on Apri1 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020, and in compliance  with the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York, including but not limited to  Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, 202.13, Executive Order  202.14, dated April 7, 2020 extending Executive Orders 202.3 through202.11 and 202.13 through 11:59 pm on April 29, 2020 and Executive Order  202.18 dated April 16, 2020  extending Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, and 202.13 and 202.14 from  11:59pm on April 29, 2020 through 11:59 pm on May 15, 2020, and the orders, directives and guidelines of all other applicable authorities that it was hereby ordered by the Board on April 30, 2020  that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same was hereby extended in all respects through and including 11:59 pm on May 15, 2020, 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 set forth herein , should  likewise continue at least through 11:59 pm on May 15,2020 and the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District continued to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate for  the enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , the special emergency response rules and protocols and  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 continued by the Board on Apri1 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020, and further continued by the Board  on April 30, 2020 through and including May 15, 2020, and in compliance  with the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York, including but not limited to  Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, 202.13, Executive Order  202.14, dated April 7, 2020 extending Executive Orders 202.3 through202.11 and 202.13 through 11:59 pm on April 29, 2020 and Executive Order  202.18 dated April 16, 2020  extending Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, and 202.13 and 202.14 from  11:59pm on April 29, 2020 through 11:59 pm on May 15, 2020, and the orders, directives and guidelines of all other applicable authorities that it was hereby further  ordered by the Board  at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, as convened and conducted on May 6, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, 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 through June 6, 2020, including but not limited to Executive Order 202.28 and in reliance upon the advice and directives of the Governor as to the prospective further delayed reopening of business and activities in Suffolk County as the pandemic continues .that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same was hereby extended in all respects through and including 11:59 pm on June 3, 2020, 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 set forth herein , should  likewise continue at least through 11:59 pm on June 3 ,2020 and the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District continued to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , the special emergency response rules and protocols and  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 continued by the Board on Apri1 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020, and further continued by the Board  on April 30, 2020 through and including May 15, 2020, and in compliance  with the Executive Orders of the Governor of the State of New York, including but not limited to  Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, 202.13, Executive Order  202.14, dated April 7, 2020 extending Executive Orders 202.3 through202.11 and 202.13 through 11:59 pm on April 29, 2020 and Executive Order  202.18 dated April 16, 2020  extending Executive Orders 202.3 through 202.11, and 202.13 and 202.14 from  11:59pm on April 29, 2020 through 11:59 pm on May 15, 2020, and the orders, directives and guidelines of all other applicable authorities that it was hereby further  ordered by the Board  at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners, as convened and conducted on May 6, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, and Executive Order 202.1 issued by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 12, 2020, and the subsequent orders issued or continued through June 6, 2020, and in reliance upon the advice and directives of the Governor as to the prospective further delayed reopening of business and activities in Suffolk County as the pandemic continues .that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same was hereby extended in all respects through and including 11:59 pm on June 3, 2020, 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 set forth herein , should  likewise continue at least through 11:59 pm on June 3 ,2020 and the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District  having met at a regularly scheduled and duly convened  meeting on June 3, 2020 as convened and conducted on June 3, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, and Executive Order 202.1 issued by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 12, 2020, and the subsequent  Executive Orders of the Governor issued or continued through at least June 6, 2020, and including but not limited to Executive Orders 202.28. 202.29, 202.31,202.34, 202.35 and in reliance upon the advice and directives of the Governor as to the prospective further delayed reopening of business and activities in Suffolk County as the pandemic continues, that the Board of Fire Commissioners  decided and unanimously voted to approve a motion  that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same was hereby extended in all respects through and including 11:59 pm on June 30, 2020, 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 set forth herein , should  likewise continue at least through 11:59 pm on June 30 ,2020, all subject to the further Executive Orders of Governor Cuomo and all other applicable authorities , and the Board  continued to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the, continuation, modification and  enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , and the special emergency response rules and protocols and  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 extended and continued as aforesaid through 11:59 pm on June 30, 2020 and the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District  having met at a regularly scheduled and duly convened  meeting on July 1, 2020 as convened and conducted on July 1, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, 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 Executive Order 245 , dated June 20, 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 in Suffolk County as the pandemic continues, the Board of Fire Commissioners  decided and unanimously voted to approve a motion  that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same is hereby extended in all respects through and including 11:59 pm on July 31 2020, 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 set forth herein and previously proposed by the Chief of the Department and approved and adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners , should  likewise continue at least through 11:59 pm on July 31 ,2020, all subject to the further Executive Orders of Governor Cuomo and all other applicable authorities , and the Board  continued to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the, continuation, modification or termination and  enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , and the special emergency response rules and protocols and  for the public health, safety and welfare which were again continued and are of the paramount concern and objective of all, and in doing so agreed and declared, upon the request of Chief of the Department Christian Hansen at the July 1,2020 meeting that effective immediately, and for at least the next thirty(30) days in person  training sessions for Department members within the Department Firehouses and on the grounds of said Firehouses shall be permitted on the condition that all existing special emergency response rules and protocols for emergency responses as promulgated by the Chief of the Department and previously approved and adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners shall continue in full force and effect and apply to all such in person training sessions and furthermore that all such training sessions shall be conducted under, and governed by the terms and provisions of the rules and protocols issued by the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Recue and Emergency Services ( FRES)  for the Reopening of and Access to and Use of  the Suffolk County Fire Academy Grounds and Facilities for such training sessions, and including without limitation the requirements as applied to the Hampton Bays Firehouses all requirements with respect to screening, temperature checks , number of members to attend a session,  written attestation as to no COVID symptoms in the past 14 days, no positive COVID test in the past 14 days and no close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID 19 case in the past 14 days, the use of proper PPE including masks. face coverings and gloves and social distancing the fullest extent  possible, and all other provisions of the FRES protocol. and the Board  continues to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the, continuation, modification and  enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , and the special emergency response rules and protocols and  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 extended and continued as aforesaid through 11:59 pm on July 31, 2020 the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District  having met at a regularly scheduled and duly convened  meeting on August 5 2020 as convened and conducted on August 5, 2020 in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Open Meetings Law, 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 248 dated July 6, 2020  , Executive Order 249 dated July 7, 2020, Executive Order 250 dated July 10,2020, Executive Order 253 dated July 21, 2020, Executive Order 255 dated August 5, 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 in Suffolk County as the pandemic continues, the Board of Fire Commissioners  decided and unanimously voted to approve a motion  that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same is hereby extended in all respects through and including 11:59 pm on September 2, 2020, 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 set forth herein and previously proposed by the Chief of the Department and approved and adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners , should  likewise continue at least through 11:59 pm on September 2 ,2020, all subject to the further Executive Orders of Governor Cuomo and all other applicable authorities , and the Board  continued to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the, continuation, modification or termination and  enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , and the special emergency response rules and protocols and  for the public health, safety and welfare which is the paramount concern and objective of all and in doing so agreed and declared, upon the request of Chief of the Department Christian Hansen at the August 5, 2020 meeting that effective immediately, and for at least the next thirty(30) days in person  training sessions for Department members within the Department Firehouses and on the grounds of said Firehouses shall be permitted with full crews on all vehicles for full training and alarms on the condition that all existing special emergency response rules and protocols for emergency responses as promulgated by the Chief of the Department and previously approved and adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners shall continue in full force and effect and apply to all such in person training sessions and alarms  as modified at said meeting as to a return to allowing  the full complement or  number of members to be on board a vehicle in training sessions or alarms to be as before the pandemic began , and furthermore that all such training sessions shall be conducted under, and governed by the terms and provisions of the rules and protocols issued by the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Recue and Emergency Services ( FRES)  for the Reopening of and Access to and Use of  the Suffolk County Fire Academy Grounds and Facilities for such training sessions, and including without limitation the requirements as applied to the Hampton Bays Firehouses all requirements with respect to screening, temperature checks , number of members to attend a session,  written attestation as to no COVID symptoms in the past 14 days, no positive COVID test in the past 14 days and no close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID 19 case in the past 14 days, the use of proper PPE including masks. face coverings and gloves and social distancing the fullest extent  possible, and all other provisions of the FRES protocol.in effect and as it may be amended from time to time  and the Board  continues to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the, continuation, modification and  enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , and the special emergency response rules and protocols and  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 extended and continued as aforesaid through 11:59 pm on 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 248 dated July 6, 2020  , Executive Order 249 dated July 7, 2020, Executive Order 250 dated July 10,2020, Executive Order 253 dated July 21, 2020, Executive Order 255 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  that the Emergency Declaration of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District as aforesaid shall be and the same is hereby suspended  in all respects effective September 9, 2020  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 , is hereby adopted  effective immediately , 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 as aforesaid, , shall continue in full force and effect, all subject to  amendment and the further Executive Orders of Governor Cuomo and all other applicable authorities , and the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Hampton Bays Fire District  and the Board  continue to reserve the right  to  issue any further Orders and directives deemed necessary and appropriate  for  the, reinstatement , resumption continuation, modification, amendment  or termination and  enforcement of the terms and provisions of the Emergency Declaration , and 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.

 

Hampton Bays New York

September 2, 2020

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

                                                                                    

 

 

Hampton Bays Fire Department

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Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

 


 



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Hampton Bays, NY 11946

 

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