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The team from the East Meadow fire department (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The team from the East Meadow fire department was busy grilling up a storm Saturday at the Long Island Firefighter Food Face-Off. In the end, they took home the grand prize and trophy. (June 29, 2012)

Firefighters battle it out in grilling competition

Firefighters battled it out during the fourth annual Long Island Firefighter Food Face-Off.

Bethpage firefighter Charlie Razenson shows off his ribs
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Bethpage firefighter Charlie Razenson shows off his ribs at the fourth annual Long Island Firefighter Food Face-off. (June 29, 2012)

The team from the East Meadow fire department
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The team from the East Meadow fire department was busy grilling up a storm Saturday at the Long Island Firefighter Food Face-Off. In the end, they took home the grand prize and trophy. (June 29, 2012)

Firefighter Greg McClain from the Rockville Centre Fire
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Firefighter Greg McClain from the Rockville Centre Fire Department works on getting his masterpiece just right at the Long Island Firefighter Food Face-Off. (June 29, 2012)

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Bethpage firefighter Ernie Fiker prepares his pastrami burgers
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Bethpage firefighter Ernie Fiker prepares his pastrami burgers for the judges at the Long Island Firefighter grilling throwdown held at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum. (June 29, 2012)

The judges panel at the Long Island Firefighters
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The judges panel at the Long Island Firefighters Food Face-Off had a tough decision to make as they tasted ribs, burgers and chicken from some of the best firefighter-chefs on the island. (June 29, 2012)

Mike Baumann and Howard Bartone of the East
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

Mike Baumann and Howard Bartone of the East Meadow Fire Department Company No. 2 show off their first place trophy at the Long Island Firefighters Food Face-Off Friday. (June 29, 2012)

The winners and judges (including Nassau County Executive
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

The winners and judges (including Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, seated at left) of the Long Island Firefighters Food Face-Off, after announcing the East Meadow Fire Department as the winners. (June 29, 2012)

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