For the past 50 years, one constant in the Mastic Beach Fire Department has been the presence of Bill Biondi where he worked his way up through the ranks to serve as Chief, Commissioner, and Chairman of the Board. At the Mastic Beach Fire Department installation on Sunday, April 24, Legislator Mazzarella honored Bill Biondi for his 50 years of service to the residents of Mastic Beach with a proclamation and thanked him.
“To have a career as a first responder that spans 50 years and to still have the desire to serve is a truly impressive feat,” said Legislator Mazzarella. “I was honored to have the opportunity to recognize Bill Biondi for all that he does for our community.”
Bill Biondi is a longtime resident of Mastic Beach and proudly served in the United States Army being honorably discharged in 1971; in that same year, he married his wife Mary and joined the Mastic Beach Fire Department. He had a long and distinguished career retiring from LILCO and then going onto another career with the Town of Brookhaven from where he also retired. He spent many years working to form the incorporated Village of Mastic Beach where he served as Mayor for 3 years.
During his time with the Mastic Beach Fire Department, he received several honors including Probationary Member of the Year and Firefighter of the Year. He has held multiple positions of leadership including Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, and Chief where he led the Department for 5 years. He has since served in the capacity of Commissioner and now serves as Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners. He has also received recognition as Brookhaven Town Chief of the Year, Chief Driver of the Year, and was named Man of the Year by the Rotary Club of Shirley and the Mastics. Through his career, he had received special recognition pins for his work during Wildfires and the Covid-19 pandemic.
“During his 50 years of continuous service to the residents of Mastic Beach, Bill Biondi has truly seen it all and done it all in his many capacities within the Fire Department,” said Mazzarella. “From fighting fires and saving lives, to water rescues and out of district wildfires, Bill Biondi will always be known as a hero to the community. I thank him for his 50 years of service.”