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Cary Welt Seeking Re-Election as EM Fire Commissioner

East Meadow resident is running unopposed in the Dec. 10 election.

East Meadow resident and firefighter Cary Welt. (Credit: Handout)
East Meadow resident and firefighter Cary Welt. (Credit: Handout)
Cary Welt is seeking re-election as East Meadow Fire District fire commissioner, a position he has held for 30 years.

The long time East Meadow resident and firefighter, who is running unopposed, said he was first elected in December 1980, was re-elected in December 1988 and has continuously held the position since January 1989.

Welt recently retired from the Nassau County Fire Marshal's office, where he served the county for 36 years. He also retired with more than three decades of service to the Nassau Fire Service Academy, serving in numerous capacities including 1st deputy chief instructor, night training supervisor, safety officer, acting assistant chief and chief.

Welt has received numerous awards over the years, including the Nassau County Gold Medal of Honor; the Nassau County Fire Commission Gold Medal of Valor; the Town of Hempstead Medal of Valor; East Meadow Fire Department Firefighter of the Year; and 14 meritorious awards for outstanding service as an East Meadow firefighter.

He has been a member of the department since February 1969.

Voting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, between 1 and 9 p.m. Anyone who is a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections and is a resident of the East Meadow Fire District can vote in the election.

Residents north of Hempstead Turnpike can vote at Fire Station #3 on Newbridge Road and Salisbury Park Drive. Residents south of Hempstead Turnpike can vote at Fire Headquarters, 197 East Meadow Avenue, adjacent to the East Meadow Public Library.

The East Meadow Fire District covers East Meadow as well as portions of Levittown and Westbury and spans over 7.5 square miles.

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