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Offline CFDMarshal

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Re: My younger Buff years
« Reply #1785 on: November 06, 2019, 07:24:51 PM »
I watched the film and thought it gave an interesting insight since i had only known the FD side of the equation. I thought it was interesting that the citizen felt it was necessary to blast Ronald Reagan and tell him to go back to Hollywood! He told her the solution was in the neighborhood, not government. The next clip was all about community action!

On another note, I have never understood why they close fire companies. Relocate maybe but never close. But what do I know, I live in the south! (where everybody is moving) ;D

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Re: My younger Buff years
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Re: My younger Buff years
« Reply #1786 on: February 12, 2020, 11:11:55 AM »
 As I read some of the stories throughout various topics here, I think back to "My Younger Buff Years" of chasing fire trucks throughout some of the tougher NYC streets. In the cities toughest places like the South Bronx, the West Bronx, Harlem, in Brooklyn's Bed Sty, Bushwick, East NY/Brownsville, Williamsburg, and once in awhile, Coney Island or Manhattans Lower East Side.

 I have to believe that many times over, I watched many of the guys on here work at doing what they did best.
 Guys like:
"jbendick", "68jk09", "Johnny Gage", "*******", "turk132", "69mets", "8060rock", "Bob Dobaline" and I'm sure so many others.

 Plus other guys who have posted their stories or that I have gotten to know like:
"guitarman314", "mikeindabronx", "fdce54", "JOR176", "1261Truckie", "memory master", "mack", "raybrag", "Atlas", "3511", and more. Just like I did when I was watching the FDNYs Bravest do what they do best.

 I'm sure that somewhere out there in those "mean streets", 20, 30, or 40 years ago we have crossed paths at some point but didn't realize it.

 I am very glad that the many stories of the FDNY and those who worked it or buffed it during those long ago days have been able to tell their own personnel stories or bring back memories to a group of guys that all have the same interest of those long ago days of the FDNY, and those who were a part of it.

 One well known and respected retired FDNY Dispatcher recently sent me this:

 QUOTE:
 "We have to stick together. We all love the fire service and the Brotherhood that goes hand and hand."

 I think that statement puts it all together and says it all.