Fire Commission Meetings


The board holds regular monthly meetings and special meetings as required. 

2019 Commission
2019 – 2020 Nassau County Fire Commission

Front Row Seated (L-R): Commission Secretary Leonard Cherson 3rd Battalion, Commission Chairman Tony Pluto 7th Battalion, Commission Vice-Chairman Francis DeBobes 9th Battalion

Back Row Standing (L-R): Commissioner Patrick Theodore 8th Battalion, Commissioner Thomas Bettes 2nd Battalion, Commissioner Robert Klose 4th Battalion, Commissioner Robert Hughes, Jr. 6th Battalion, Commissioner John Nykiel 1st Battalion, Commissioner James Ajamian 5th Battalion


2018 - 2019 Members

  • John Hennig Fire Commission Chairman
  • Tony M. Pluto Fire Commission Vice Chairman
  • Francis X. DeBobes Sr. Fire Commission Secretary
  • Frederick Powell, Jr. 1st Battalion Chairman
  • John Nykiel. 1st Battalion Vice Chairman
  • Douglas Wiedmann 2nd Battalion Chairman
  • Thomas Bettes, Jr. 2nd Battalion Vice Chairman
  • Leonard J. Cherson 3rd Battalion Chairman
  • Charles Brocher 3rd Battalion Vice Chairman
  • John Henig 4th Battalion Chairman
  • Robert Klose 4th Battalion Vice Chairman
  • William W. Swift Jr. 5th Battalion Chairman
  • James Ajamian 5th Battalion Vice Chairman
  • Robert V. Hughes, Jr. 6th Battalion Chairman
  • Paul Wilders. 6th Battalion Vice Chairman
  • Tony M. Pluto 7th Battalion Chairman
  • Donald J. Spatz 7th Battalion Vice Chairman
  • Daniel J. Going 8th Battalion Chairman
  • Patrick Theodore 8th Battalion Vice Chairman
  • Francis X. DeBobes Sr. 9th Battalion Chairman
  • Carl Schreiner. 9th Battalion Vice Chairman

The Nassau County Fire Commission is comprised of nine Fire Commissioners, one from each Fire Battalion of Nassau County. The members are elected internally through each Fire Battalion to serve on the board for a term of one year. The board itself elects a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary each year. Serving as the Executive Officer to the Board is Chief Fire Marshal Scott D. Tusa


The Nassau County Fire Commission acts as a liaison between the Nassau County Fire Service and county government. They have internal committees which monitor, and when necessary provide assistance and guidance in resolving matters related to the county's fire and EMS services. The commission is responsible for the promulgation of the the Nassau County Fire Prevention Ordinance (PDF), approving amendments, and hearing variance requests when required. In addition, the commission, in accordance with civil service guidelines conducts interviews, grants appointments, and promotions for fire marshals, fire communications technicians, and EMS instructors when such positions are available.

Read the Nassau County Charter (PDF).


1st Battalion

100 Bellerose

110 Bellerose Terrace

120 Floral Park

130 Floral Park Centre

140 Garden City

150 Garden City Park

160 Mineola

170 New Hyde Park

180 South Floral Park

190 Stewart Manor

2nd Battalion

200 Baldwin

210 Freeport

220 Island Park

230 Long Beach

240 Oceanside

250 Pt. Lookout-Lido

3rd Battalion

300 Hewlett

310 Inwood

320 Lawrence-Cedarhurst

330 Meadowmere Park

340 Valley Stream

350 Woodmere

4th Battalion 

400 East Rockaway

410 Lakeview

420 Lynbrook

430 Malverne

440 Rockville Centre

5th Battalion

500 Bayville

510 East Norwich

520 Glen Cove

530 Glenwood

540 Locust Valley

550 Oyster Bay

560 Roslyn Rescue

570 Sea Cliff

580 Syosset

590 Roslyn Highlands

6th Battalion

600 Bellmore

610 East Meadow

620 Levittown

630 Massapequa

640 Merrick

650 North Bellmore

660 North Massapequa

670 North Merrick

680 Seaford

690 Wantagh

7th Battalion

700 Elmont 

710 Franklin Square 

720 Hempstead 

730 Roosevelt 

740 South Hempstead 

750 Uniondale 

760 West Hempstead 

8th Battalion

800 Albertson 

810 East Williston 

820 Great Neck Alert 

830 Great Neck Vigilant 

840 Plandome 

850 Port Washington 

860 Williston Park 

870 Manhasset-Lakeville 

9th Battalion 

900 Bethpage 

910 Carle Place 

920 Farmingdale 

930 Hicksville 

940 Jericho 

950 Plainview 

960 Westbury 

970 South Farmingdale