Lenny Splain                Firefighter/Commisioner

                      Lenny Splain


What is your name? 
Leonard Splain

Current position in Chelsea FD? 

How long have you been in the fire service? 
Since 1984

Why did you join the Fire service?  
To help out the Community

Did you have certain expectations of what it might be like to belong to a Fire department prior to joining? 
Assist injured and sick persons. respond to fight fires and all other types of emergencies.

Were your expectations met? what was different than you expected? 
Yes. There were more calls than anticipated.

What are your goals within Chelsea FD? 
The training received at Chelsea FD is excellent and can be applied to all aspects of life.

How has being a member of Chelsea FD affected your home/family life? 
It can be disruptive to family life at times when the call comes in for response to an emergency

What is your primary occupation?
Town of Poughkeepsie Fire Inspector with the Building Department.

What is one thing that you would like to tell a potential new member? 
This is an excellent experience for citizens from all walks of life. You will receive excellent training with excellent camaraderie among your brother and sister Firefighters. There is excellent incentives for your years of service, such as LOSAP. However, with the benefits comes the dangerous risks. This profession requires a lot of time overall.