Vincent A. Iaccino‚ more affectionately referred to as ‘Vince’ or ‘Pop‚’ served as a member of the Roosevelt Fire District for 25 years‚ as captain of the emergency service squad and as president of Roosevelt Engine Company #1. Vince was a well-respected member of the department‚ always striving for the fire station to be a place where members were both thoroughly prepared to perform fire and rescue activities as well as a place where members could enjoy the company and support of other members.
Vince was born and raised in Hudson‚ New York‚ and was mesmerized by the fire department‚ especially the fire alarm boxes and ticker-tape reels in the fire stations. There he learned the family business of upholstery and auto trimming and continued his craftsmanship to become a world-renowned restorer of automobile interiors. Besides the fire department‚ he collected his beloved Ford Model T’s‚ Model N‚ and Morgan classic automobiles.
On April 12‚ 2010‚ Captain Iaccino left us after falling ill during SCBA training‚ being part of a team helping other members gain their confidence in firefighting skills.
Vince is survived by his wife‚ Joyce; sons‚ (Past Captain) Louis and (Captain) Michael; daughter‚ Michelle; and granddaughter‚ Andrea.