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Inwood firefighters honored by Hempstead town


Inwood Chief Anthony Rivelli Jr. and ex-Chief Thomas Pandolfo represented the fire department’s water rescue team and were recognized for the department’s role in a July 23 rescue at the first-ever Town of Hempstead Drive-Thru Firematic Awards ceremony held at Town Park Point Lookout on National First Responders Day on Oct. 28 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

First responders from Atlantic Beach Rescue and Lawrence-Cedarhurst and City of Long Beach fire departments also helped rescue three young people after their boat capsized in East Rockaway Inlet.

More than a dozen fire departments were represented and similarly honored.