Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
Frank Archipolo of the Town Parks Department was honored at a recent Town of Oyster Bay Board meeting for his heroism during a recent house fire. Archipolo was riding along the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway when he saw smoke billowing from a Karen Avenue home in Plainview. He pulled off the highway, ran to the house and spotted a woman and a man standing near the front door. He then helped the woman down from the porch and asked if there was anyone else in the home. The woman told him that her daughter was still inside, so Archipolo entered. As he did so, the woman’s daughter came toward him. He helped her out of the house, and the family’s dog escaped as well, thanks to Archipolo. Firefighters from five departments were able to extinguish the flames after several hours.