Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano honored Firefighter Frederick Penna of Massapequa on Thursday, May 18, at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, for his 70 years of active service with the North Massapequa Fire Department. County Executive Mangano presented Frederick with a citation for his years of service to his community.
“I am proud to award this honor to Frederick Penna for his 70 years of active service with the North Massapequa Fire Department,” said County Executive Mangano. “The men and women of Nassau’s volunteer fire service put their lives on the line to protect our homes and communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I thank Frederick for his dedication these past 70 years, and for all that he has done for Nassau’s residents.”
Frederick Penna has served in the North Massapequa Fire Department since February of 1947. His only sabbatical from the fire service was during the Korean conflict, from 1951 to 1953, when he served in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged and went back to the fire service where he has held every office within the department. He has been married to Dorothy Penna since February of 1954. They have 3 children and have lived in the same house for almost 60 years.