Harold ‘Smokey’ Schaefer (left) with fire chief Bobby Taylor (center) as he was presented with the 1979 Fireman of the Year award. (Riverhead Fire Department courtesy photo)
You know you’re a pretty legendary fireman when you’ve earned the nickname Smokey.
Riverhead Fire Department’s longest serving member Harold “Smokey” Schaefer died Friday at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 94 years old. (more…)