CONGRATULATING JUDGE GOGLAS ON HIS ELECTION AS THE NEW EASTERN DIRECTOR OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAFETY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (FDSOA) HON. PETER T. KING OF NEW YORK IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Mr. KING of New York. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate one of my constituents, Judge Phil Goglas, an ex-captain of the Central Islip Fire Department (CIFD) who was elected as the new Eastern Director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA). Judge Goglas is a former New York City Transit Police Officer. He received his bachelor’s from St. John’s University and his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. Judge Goglas was elected to the Suffolk County District Court in 2010 and the Suffolk County Court in 2014 where he currently presides. Judge Goglas started his volunteer fire service with the Wyandanch Volunteer Fire Company in 1979 and joined the Central Islip Fire Department in 1993 and served as Captain of Engine and Company 3 from 2000 to 2002. Judge Goglas has been a member of the FDSOA since 2010 and will be sworn in at the annual general meeting held in conjunction
with the 2020 Health and Safety Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) was established in 1989 as a non-profit association, whose mission is to promote safety standards and practices in the fire, rescue and emergency services community. The association is led by a volunteer board of directors. The association is dedicated to the issues that affect the critical role of the safety officer in protecting and promoting the safety and health responsibilities of fire departments, communities and first responders. I call on my colleagues to join me in congratulating Judge Goglas and continue to support our first responders who put their lives on the line for the community.