WOODBURY - Suffolk County is planning to host a massive party next month to thank the first responders who battled the recent wildfires.

"As they came together to help protect our community and our county, it's appropriate that we all come together to say 'Thank you' to them," says County Executive Steve Bellone (D-Suffolk).

The Volunteer Emergency Services Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, May 19. The festival will be open to the public, and it will include a free concert at the Brookhaven Amphitheater.