Lawrence, Cedarhurst and Inwood firefighters honored


The Inwood and Lawrence-Cedarhurst fire departments were recognized at the 2022 Nassau County Firematic Medal Day on May 7 for their joint effort in mitigating a potentially explosive incident in July of last year, when a fully loaded 11,000-gallon gasoline tanker rolled over on the Nassau Expressway.

Inwood Chief Peter Curcio and LCFD Chief Thomas Foy accepted a unit citation for both departments. Inwood’s Ex-Chief Anthony “Zeke” Rivelli was honored with the Silver Medal of Valor for rescuing a trapped occupant of house fire in Atlantic Beach in 2020.

Assistant LCFD Chief Mike Beilinson received a life-saving award for helping to save a child’s life on a pediatric emergency medical service call.