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New Leadership for Roslyn Rescue

At their annual installation dinner last month, the firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) responders from the Roslyn Rescue Fire Company gathered for the ceremonial swearing-in of the department’s newest slate of officers.

Peter Liotta was sworn in as the chief of department, alongside his administrative counterpart, President Chris Boffa. Liotta, who previously served as chief from late 2001 until late 2003, remarked in his address to the crowd that he was excited about another opportunity to lead this great department. Boffa had served as vice president of the company since 2008, and as a trustee for many years before that.

“Now is a really exciting time to be part of this fire company,” Liotta told the packed house at Engineer’s Country Club, as he listed a number of new initiatives planned for the all-volunteer fire company in the upcoming year.

Chief Liotta replaces outgoing chief, Salvatore Mirra, Jr., who served the traditional two-year term as chief and spent over a decade as an officer of the company before being elected to the top spot in 2009. President Boffa follows outgoing president Henry Krukowski, Jr., who completed a three-year term as president but had previously served ten years in the role, as well as another dozen or so years as treasurer of the company. Both men remain active firefighters.

Numerous elected officials attended the evening affair, including Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Town Clerk, Leslie Gross. Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink conducted the swearing-in of the company officers.

The Roslyn Rescue Fire Company is one of two volunteer fire companies covering the greater Roslyn area. Together with the Roslyn Highlands Fire Company, the departments respond as the Roslyn Fire Companies to nearly 2,000 requests a year for emergency assistance, with a combined fleet of close to a dozen units, including two advanced life support ambulances.