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Chief Of Department

Robert Mirabile

Hillside Heights Engine Company Three


Chief Mirabile became a member of the Garden City Park Fire Department in 1991, when he joined Hillside Heights Engine Company Three.  He went on to complete many courses in firematic and Emergency Medical training, while also joining the department Rescue Squad.  Chief Mirabile soon rose through the ranks of Rescue Company Five and Engine Company Three, where he was elected Captain seven times.  During such time, Chief Mirabile was credited on several occasions for his lifesaving efforts and was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Rescue Member of the Year’ award on three separate occasions.  In 2009, he was elected Assistant Chief and is committed to a sense of serving both his community and the members of the Garden City Park Fire Department.

In his personal life, Chief Mirabile is a lifelong member of the community. He is a graduate of New Hyde Park Memorial High School, where he met and later married his wife. Together, they have four children, two dogs, and a goldfish.  Chief Mirabile maintains a community presence both on and off the fireground, as a youth athletics coach and administrator, and sits on the Board of Directors in two local Non-Profit Organizations.

Professionally, Chief Mirabile has spent a career in Emergency Service- Proudly serving as a Paramedic within the Old NYC Emergency Medical Service, then with the New York City Fire Department.  Today, Chief Mirabile is assigned to the New York City Police Department’s Elite K-9 Unit.  He and his partner, K-9 ‘Roscoe’ are frequently seen at Emergency Incidents both in NYC and Garden City Park. 


First Assistant Chief

Timothy Nacewicz

Merillon Engine Company Two   

    Chief Nacewicz is a second generation member of the department.  Following in the footsteps of his father, and older brother, he has been a member of the Garden City Park Fire Department since 2002.  As a child, he was always in the firehouse with his father.  Having grown up in the firehouse, he had a head start on his training, as he had been exposed to the fire service for over 25 years.  Since joining the department in 2002, Chief Nacewicz has served in Merillon Engine Company No. 2 for 9 years and was elected to hold the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain for 6 of those years.

Throughout Chief Nacewicz’s career as a volunteer Firefighter he has attained multiple certifications from the Emergency Management Institute as well as the Nassau County Fire Service Academy.  Chief Nacewicz has also been trained as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician and continues to hold certifications in Basic Cardiac Life Support from the American Heart Association.

Chief Nacewicz has been a life-long resident of Garden City Park, where he graduated from New Hyde Park Memorial High School.   He also works in his family business which is based in Garden City Park.  


Second Assistant Chief

Michael Magas

Engine Company Four


    Third Assistant Chief Michael Magas joined Engine Company Four In March of 2003 Chief Magas was sworn into Engine Company Four of the Garden City Park Fire Department as a probationary firefighter. The following evening, he was awarded as a member of Troop 544, Boy Scouts of America's most prestigious and coveted award, that of Eagle Scoutâ. He follows in his older brother and fathers footsteps as a member of Engine Company Four. Chief Magas rose through the ranks of his company and served as a Lieutenant and Captain combined seven years. He is also an Emergency Medical Technician and a member of the Departmentâs Rescue Squad. In 2012 Chief Magas was awarded the Nassau County Medal of Valor and the Departments Chief Thomas V. Regan Medal of Valor for his efforts in the rescue of an unconscious, trapped firefighter. Chief Magas is a graduate of St.Mary's High School in Manhasset and St. Johns University. Today, Chief Magas proudly serves as a New York City Police Officer.


Third Assistant Chief

Matthew Q. Flood

Merillon Engine Company Two



Chief's Aide

Jim Roth

Engine Company 4

Jim has been a member of the Department since 1974. During this time, he has served the Dept as Chief twice (in 1988 and 2005), Capt of Engine 4 and Capt of Rescue 5 numerous times. Jim is married with two children, daughter Katherine and his son James, who is also a member of the Dept and 2nd Lt. of Engine 2. He currently works for the North Shore LIJ Health System as a Senior EMS Instructor in the Emergency Medical Institute. Prior to his current position Jim was an Emergency Management Coordinator for the North Shore LIJ Health System as well as a Paramedic Supervisor for Nassau County Police Department’s Emergency Ambulance Bureau where he retired from in 2005. Graduating from Empire State College with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, Jim has also completed his Master’s Degree in Community Health Education at Adelphi University. Jim attained his EMT certification in 1975, his EMT Critical Care in 1976 and Paramedic certification in 1992. With almost 41 years of experience, Jim holds numerous instructor certifications in EMS as well as Emergency Management.