** Life Member
† 50 Year Member
Ladies Auxiliary History
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Bellmore Fire Department was formed back in the 1940s. Consisting of spouses and other family members of firefighters, the Ladies Auxiliary staged major fundraisers for the department. For years, the department has depended on members of the Auxiliary to respond to major fires and other incidents to provide refreshments for the firefighters. No matter what the weather or time of day or night, when a chief puts out the call for a “Signal-30” members begin the process of of responding. Calls go out to local merchants to prepare for a pick-up of donuts and coffee. Fresh bottled water, juice and Gatorade are picked up at Fire Headquarters and transported either to the scene, or a fire station for much-needed relief during and after battling a fire.
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary also conduct important fund raising events throughout the year, not only for the department, but for the community, including the “Adopt-A-Family” initiative at St. Barnabas Church. The ladies also take part in the “Adopt-A-Fireman” program at the Fireman’s Home on the Hudson, providing gifts, cards and other items for the holidays and birthdays.