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Floral Park honors Smith

The Floral Park Fire Department on Long Island will be honoring Patrick J. Smith Saturday, September 22 for his service as Captain of the Alert Engine Company # 1 from 2015 to 2017. The celebratory gathering will be at Coral House Caterers in Baldwin. Smith, born in Brooklyn but raised in Ireland, was honored at the Irish Echo First Responders Awards in 2014. His many community credits include membership of the AOH, chairmanship of Cavan Gaelic Football Club, and membership of the Irish American Society. He is pictured with his wife of 31 years, Kit.