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The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in (Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in 1901 with 20 volunteers. Today, it has close to 130 members with a junior firefighters program with 30 teens. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Great Neck Alert Fire Company

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in 1901 with 20 members. Now, it has close to 130 members and a junior firefighters program.

George Motchkavitz, 56, an assistant foreman of the
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

George Motchkavitz, 56, an assistant foreman of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company, remembers pretending to be a firefighter as a child with his friends. (Aug. 30, 2012)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in 1901 with 20 volunteers. Today, it has close to 130 members with a junior firefighters program with 30 teens. (Aug. 30, 2012)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in 1901 with 20 volunteers. Today, it has close to 130 members with a junior firefighters program with 30 kids. This is one of the company's engines with a 110-foot ladder. (Aug. 30, 2012)

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Walter P. Chrysler donated this fire truck to
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Walter P. Chrysler donated this fire truck to the Great Neck Alert Fire Company in 1927.

Tom Jennings, a member of the Great Neck
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Tom Jennings, a member of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company for 49 years, also serves as chairman of the memorabilia historic committee, collecting items from the widows of former firefighters and displaying those items at the fire station in their honor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in 1901 with 20 volunteers. Today, it has close to 130 members with a junior firefighters program with 30 teens. (Aug. 30, 2012)

This September 11th memorial is displayed in the
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

This September 11th memorial is displayed in the back of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company on Middle Neck Roack in Great Neck. The steel was taken from the twins towers to honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks in 2001. (Aug. 30, 2012)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in 1901 with about 20 volunteer members and a steam-powered engine pulled by horses.

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The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in
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The Great Neck Alert Fire Company formed in 1901 with 20 members and a two wheel hand drawn hose reel to put out fires in the community.

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