On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, the American Legion Post 304 of Manhasset held their annual awards night for local first responders. This year, Firefighter Charles "Chuck" Karen of Company #2 was posthumously given the award of Firefighter of the Year in recognition of his years of dedicated service to the community. Firefighter Karen succumbed to 9/11 related cancer from his work as an NYPD Officer in November, 2015.
M-LFD Ambulance Unit EMT-CC Joseph Toole was honored as the EMT of the Year. Joe is currently serving as president of the Ambulance Unit and is attending medical school.