Town Board Recognizes Pair for Actions Combatting Opiate Epidemic

Fire Marshal Allen and Robert Delagi receive an award from Town Board Members

Islip, NY – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board recently honored Fire Marshal Michael Allen for his actions during an opioid incident in Bay Shore. Allen, an Assistant Chief Fire Marshal for Islip Town, was on duty when he became aware of an unconscious man in a parked car in Bay Shore. He approached the vehicle, and noticed a syringe on the seat next to the unconscious man. Allen reacted quickly, grabbing his first aid kit, which contained doses of Narcan – a drug that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. Thanks in large part to Allen’s swift actions and subsequent aid, the young man survived the overdose.

The Town Board also recognized Robert Delagi, a renowned first responder and educational resource for emergency services personnel on Long Island. It was Delagi who led Islip’s public safety officers in their Narcan training, which came to the fore during this incident.

“Our first responders throughout the community are always there to respond at a moment’s notice, selflessly acting in the best interests of their neighbors,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Although we recognized this two men at the Board Meeting, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of these hometown heroes in our community.”

Pictured (l-r):  Town Clerk Olga Murray; Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter; Councilwoman Mary Kate Mullen; Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Michael Allen; Councilman John Cochrane, Jr.; Robert Delagi; Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt; Councilman Steve Flotteron; Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik.