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Re: A LOOK BACK.
« Reply #405 on: June 05, 2018, 07:28:58 AM »
^^^^^ CPT Fowlers Father Vinny Sr. ( USMC...FF LAD*123...LT LAD*108 ...CPT LAD*105...BC BN*8....BC SAFETY*BN ) was my first LT in 108 ....I sold one of my cars a "71 Plymouth Fury to the family which later became Vinny Jr's first car i used to see it parked outside St John's East where Vinny Jr. was a FF as i responded by Qtrs in R*2....Vinny Jr. (FF LAD*123....LT LAD*7....COV CPT LAD*173) was a thinking & Professional FF/Officer....he knew how to treat the FFs & also train them & bring up new ideas to make things safer (& also how to keep things on a light note during down times).....he also had two Brothers OTJ in busy Units.

 "THEY REALLY WERE THE GREATEST".

 Putting all of todays "high tech" society aside, "we could ALL still learn from individuals like Capt Fowler Sr and his son Vinny Jr. Although I never knew them, "these were my kind of Role Models".

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« Reply #406 on: June 05, 2018, 01:13:28 PM »
If I had to list the top 10 guys, firefighters and officers, that I worked with, learned from; Vinny Fowler would be in this list. When I first made deputy in 1980 when you were surplus on a weekday 6x9 or on a weekend many times you were assigned to ride with the Safety Chief. This was when I first met Vinny. Every tour something would come up, response or from history I would learn something from Vinny. I would look forward to riding with him. One perk with Vinny was for the late meal he had a favorite Chinese restaurant in a cellar restaurant in Chinatown, which most of the time was where we ate, great food. It is always said that when you leave the job it is the guys you miss, so true.


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« Reply #408 on: June 23, 2018, 05:46:19 PM »
"YE OLD PANCAKE HOUSE" Fire on 86 St in BKLYN ....i responded to this while in Fire Patrol 3 just before getting OTJ .....i remember a good friend of mine FF Dave Floyd R*2 pulling ceilings with a cigar in his mouth at this job...wish i had a picture of that.... https://www.facebook.com/FDNY/photos/pb.304603755728.-2207520000.1529789700./10156290887655729/?type=3&theater
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« Reply #409 on: June 23, 2018, 08:27:44 PM »
If I had to list the top 10 guys, firefighters and officers, that I worked with, learned from; Vinny Fowler would be in this list. When I first made deputy in 1980 when you were surplus on a weekday 6x9 or on a weekend many times you were assigned to ride with the Safety Chief. This was when I first met Vinny. Every tour something would come up, response or from history I would learn something from Vinny. I would look forward to riding with him. One perk with Vinny was for the late meal he had a favorite Chinese restaurant in a cellar restaurant in Chinatown, which most of the time was where we ate, great food. It is always said that when you leave the job it is the guys you miss, so true.

The Chinese Restaurant was probably Wo Hops    17 Mott St Downstairs.

 

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