Over the years, Mildner has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Truck 2 Ladies Auxiliary, as well as Treasurer of the Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Elmont, NY - June 14, 2018 - Marie Mildner, a 50-year member of Elmont FD, was honored at the 90th Annual Installation Dinner and Dance on April 28, 2018 by the Elmont Ladies Auxiliary. Over the years, Mildner has served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President of the Truck 2 Ladies Auxiliary, as well as Treasurer of the Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a presented with a gift and plaque commemorating her five decades of service in the community.
Mildner has not only contributed to the department through the fire service, but she is also known for serving food at parades, picnics, and the famous firehouse luau. She has worked at all the department fundraisers, comedy nights, bingo games, and pancake breakfasts. Her dedication shows in all situations, and she is always there to lend a hand to raise money for fellow fire department members. In March, she was honored by the American Legion Post 1033 for her service with the Elmont Fire Department.
“It’s such an honor to serve my community every day for the past 50 years,” Mildner commented. “My family has been in this community since the 1870s, and it brings me great joy to protect and support it through the fire service and through other channels. I hope to continue to serve for the next 50 years!”
Outside the department, Mildner is an active member of the community. She is a member of St. Boniface and participated on various School Board and Parish Council committees. She has helped with organizing fundraisers and volunteered as a teaching aide for many years. Her involvement in the Elmont Mercy League is also of note, where she has sewn linens for Mercy Hospital.
Mildner’s family has been involved in the Elmont Fire Department since the 1930s. Her husband Jack Mildner, his father, uncle, and aunts were all members, and the Mildner’s children have followed in their footsteps as well. Their three daughters have all served or currently serve in volunteer departments or EMS, and her son-in-law and grandson serve in the United States Army.
About Elmont Fire Department
Established in 1928, the Elmont Volunteer Fire Department has over 200 volunteer members serving the community as firefighters and emergency response personnel. One of the most diverse departments on Long Island, the Department’s tradition is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. To learn about joining the Elmont Fire Department, please call 516-354-4560.