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« 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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« Reply #411 on: October 21, 2018, 10:06:13 PM »
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« Reply #412 on: November 02, 2018, 07:30:24 PM »
EARLY FDNY PARADE....Manilla Roof Rope's & Atlas Life Saving Belts then Life Net's then Scaling Ladder's being carried starting at the 1:44 mark...... also a shot further on of a Water Tower .... www.loc.gov/item/00563584/



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« Reply #415 on: March 06, 2019, 07:10:11 PM »
"On The Job" the FDNY television training program was broadcast on Channel 31, then known as WUHF. An article in WNYF (1st/1962) covers the program's inception, early program topics, and brief instructions on how to adapt your television set to receive it.

A follow up  piece in WNYF (2nd/1965), page 15, gives a larger list of early programs and says that they were to be broadcast from the Municipal Building over WNYC on Channel 31 UHF on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings at 7.30pm. The early logo pictured here

Perhaps I should post this in "War years veteran" death notification. But since "On the Job" is mentioned here, I will pass along the death of retired Lieut. Richard "Dick" Nagel. Dick produced the OTJ series. He passed away December 2018, lived in northern Westchester. Dick  was an actor, director and producer. Most importantly a loving dad and husband.

I met Dick in Montour Falls NY back in early 2003. Dick was the Director of the NYS Firefighter Training Center there. I had recently retired and wanted to "stay in the game" so to speak. So I signed up for the six day "Firefighter Instructor Methodology" course that is seldom given. The course required you to stay on campus at this pre-war converted convent for the duration of the course. I lived about 5 hours away, so that worked for me. On my first day, I arrived early, walking through the empty halls I noticed a patch collection on the walls and was taking it in. Dick came early too, approached me and introduced himself. I mentioned I just retired from the FDNY, he lit up! We immediately began exchanging stories. You see, far and few FDNY members took these NYS courses. Needless to say, we hit it off. We spent lunch and most of the down time chatting about the job. He was very passionate and excited to recall the yester-years. We enjoyed each others late night chit-chats, (Dick also stayed on campus as he also lived about five hours away). I told him that I signed up for the fire instructor class and would be missing my retirement party that was put together after I enrolled into the class. There was about eight other brothers retiring, so I did not think I would be missed, furthermore, this class would not be held for another year. I was looking ahead. Anyway, at the end of the school day and my "retirement party date" Dick say's "let's get out of here"- meaning the academy. We escaped in his white caddy to the local town. He and I spent a wonderful evening at the local Red Lobster eating like Kings, sipping scotch, sharing stories and laughing to no end. Dick would not let me go near my pocket! A very special ending to my career shared with a very special new friend.

Thanks Dick, you were a very kind and fine gentleman. I wished I could have known you longer. Rest in peace, Boss.


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« Reply #416 on: March 06, 2019, 07:50:43 PM »
I remember watching "On The Job" on black/white TV. I lived in Bridgeport about 60 miles from NYC. I used to watch it on Channel 31 (?) there.

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« Reply #417 on: March 07, 2019, 09:03:23 AM »
Yep, 31. If I recall correctly you had to have some kind of converter to get 31.

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« Reply #418 on: March 07, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
"On The Job" the FDNY television training program was broadcast on Channel 31, then known as WUHF. An article in WNYF (1st/1962) covers the program's inception, early program topics, and brief instructions on how to adapt your television set to receive it.

A follow up  piece in WNYF (2nd/1965), page 15, gives a larger list of early programs and says that they were to be broadcast from the Municipal Building over WNYC on Channel 31 UHF on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings at 7.30pm. The early logo pictured here

Perhaps I should post this in "War years veteran" death notification. But since "On the Job" is mentioned here, I will pass along the death of retired Lieut. Richard "Dick" Nagel. Dick produced the OTJ series. He passed away December 2018, lived in northern Westchester. Dick  was an actor, director and producer. Most importantly a loving dad and husband.

I met Dick in Montour Falls NY back in early 2003. Dick was the Director of the NYS Firefighter Training Center there. I had recently retired and wanted to "stay in the game" so to speak. So I signed up for the six day "Firefighter Instructor Methodology" course that is seldom given. The course required you to stay on campus at this pre-war converted convent for the duration of the course. I lived about 5 hours away, so that worked for me. On my first day, I arrived early, walking through the empty halls I noticed a patch collection on the walls and was taking it in. Dick came early too, approached me and introduced himself. I mentioned I just retired from the FDNY, he lit up! We immediately began exchanging stories. You see, far and few FDNY members took these NYS courses. Needless to say, we hit it off. We spent lunch and most of the down time chatting about the job. He was very passionate and excited to recall the yester-years. We enjoyed each others late night chit-chats, (Dick also stayed on campus as he also lived about five hours away). I told him that I signed up for the fire instructor class and would be missing my retirement party that was put together after I enrolled into the class. There was about eight other brothers retiring, so I did not think I would be missed, furthermore, this class would not be held for another year. I was looking ahead. Anyway, at the end of the school day and my "retirement party date" Dick say's "let's get out of here"- meaning the academy. We escaped in his white caddy to the local town. He and I spent a wonderful evening at the local Red Lobster eating like Kings, sipping scotch, sharing stories and laughing to no end. Dick would not let me go near my pocket! A very special ending to my career shared with a very special new friend.

Thanks Dick, you were a very kind and fine gentleman. I wished I could have known you longer. Rest in peace, Boss.




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« Reply #419 on: April 05, 2019, 11:25:17 PM »