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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1275 on: October 11, 2019, 10:45:11 AM »
Uncle Wilfred without his red t-shirt??

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« Reply #1276 on: October 11, 2019, 10:58:19 AM »
Uncle Wilfred without his red t-shirt??

 John, that COLLECTORS ITEM "red t-shirt" was auctioned off to the highest bidder for an unspecified amount.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1277 on: October 11, 2019, 11:07:43 AM »
Willy D asked me to post this



Frank Donahue, aka “fdce54” is on the right

Declan Byrne, aka “Irish” is in the center



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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1278 on: October 11, 2019, 09:02:04 PM »
 I am very happy to report that this site administrator, Retired FDNY Captain John Bendicks surgery went very well and he is in recovery as of 20:45 hours.

 A great job done thanks to the doctors and nurses of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.   

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1279 on: October 12, 2019, 07:06:25 AM »
Good to hear and get well soon!

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1280 on: October 12, 2019, 11:47:26 AM »
 In regards to replies #1268 - #1274, I would just like to pass on to the members of this site, an email I received from one of the guys who took part in those events.

  (I've included the full names of those we want to thank).

   Here is what he said:
 My thanks to Chief Jack Kleehass - retired FDNY, Dan Potter - retired FDNY, Chief Ed Kearon - retired FDNY, Captain John Bendick - retired FDNY, Lt Tommy Bendick - Active FDNY, Lt (?) Dave Russell - retired FDNY, Chief Steve Ternlund - retired FDNY, Lt Tim Klett - active FDNY Engine Co 88, FDNY Deputy Chief Jay Jonas - active Division 7,  Active and Retired Members of FDNY Ladder Co 108/Engine Co 216 and Batt 35, FDNY Squad Co 8, NYPD ESU 5 on Staten Island, Active Members of FDNY Engine Co 88/Ladder 38, Port Authority of NY/NJ Police/Firefighters of LaGuardia Airport, and Active Members of Engine Co 48/Lad 56.

 We Thank You for inviting us to join you. BUT, now it's OUR TURN.

 In appreciation for what you have done for us, as a group we plan to make a donation to a charity which in some way, can benefit those of you who treated all of us so good. I plan to make that donation sometime around November 1st. I hope to pass on the name of the charity, as well as the total amount donated.

 Finally, from the Senior Man of the outfit, NFD2004, aka "Willy", here's a little song we wanted to share with you.

    

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1281 on: October 28, 2019, 05:03:16 PM »
 Good to see "nfdcanman", aka Mark S., recently on here posting in the EMS Section.

 A Lt from my old alumni there in Connecticut. "The Spark" as he is known there, "nfdcanman" here, has about 15-16 years on the job.

 I think he's part of the Urban Search & Rescue team, a Haz Mat Tech, and he's a good overall guy that's into the job.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1282 on: October 28, 2019, 09:06:58 PM »
Member Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385", wanted me to pass on to the members here that he has been in the hospital for a medical condition for about the last three weeks. He is currently in a rehab center in New Jersey.

 Some of us know Steve from a couple of Get Togethers where we visited Staten Island and Far Rockaway Queens. It was shortly after storm Sandy, as we saw the damage that was caused.

 Steve grew up in the Bronx (Throgs Neck - I think) and was an Auxiliary Firefighter with Engine 96. He wanted me to pass onto the membership how much he enjoys this site but he is unable to go on it right now because he does not have use of the internet at the rehab center.

 He has talked about the friendships he has acquired since becoming a member here and Steve asked me to pass this on. I myself can relate to that as well.

 In talking with Steve about his medical condition, I think there could be some concern, and of course we wish our good friend, site member Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385", all the best.

 Update on site member Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385".

 Steve is still in the hospital. But talking to him he seems to be in pretty good spirits. He tells us that he has been in every unit in the hospital, except the Maternity Unit.

 Steve has two grown sons and two daughters. He tells me that whenever one of his sons comes to visit him, he brings in a lap top computer and that's when Steve tries to catch up on what's going on here. He tells me he enjoys reading Glory Days, the FDNY Firehouse and Fire Companies stories, as well as catching up on some of the latest jobs.

 He has also asked about some of the guys he knows from here.

 I think credit must also go to the doctors and nurses who have been treating him. Over the years, the medical field has apparently made some huge strides and Steve seems to be an example of that.

 This evening, Saturday October 5th, I talked to Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385". He seems to be doing well and he told me that he expects to be going home in about two weeks. He is going through physical therapy now and needs to be able to do a couple more things on his own before he gets the okay to leave. He recently bought a used handicapped van and a hospital bed.

 Steve has been in a New Brunswick, NJ rehab center recovering from his cancer issues. He tells me he is still considered a Stage 4 cancer patient.

 He told me that he sometimes gets to go to his sons house where he gets a chance to check out this site and catch up with what is going on.

 Steve gave me the okay to post his story and I'm very happy that he seems to be doing better. Some of the guys here know him from a couple of Get Together's we had. Steve was also an Auxiliary Firefighter many years ago with the FDNY. 

 Let me also add. Shortly after posting Steve's story he contacted me on "facetime" (I think that's what it's called), where we could see and talk to each other. Steve has a beard like Santa Clause but he really looks good. It was GREAT to see and talk to him.

 Steve Delaunay contacted me this evening, Tuesday, October 28th. Although he sounded great, Steve is now receiving Hospice care at his home.

 Talking to him it's hard to believe he is so ill.

 Several of the members here know Steve from a couple of times when we got together a few years ago.

 I asked Steve if he wanted me to pass this onto the guys on the site and he said it is okay.

 I hope that we all will remember this good man, Steve Delaunay, "svd385", in our prayers. Steve is 68 years old. 

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« Reply #1283 on: November 06, 2019, 08:40:33 PM »
This documentary is limited to the bias and viewpoint of a few involved people. For a wider understanding read Robert Caro's biography of Robert Moses....particularly the building of the Cross Bronx Expressway and Lincoln Center in Manhattan. If you want to vilify John O'Hagan, at least read Fire Department Deployment Analysis by the Rand Corporation. Fifty years later, I think this was the first attempt at using megadata and artificial intelligence.....way ahead of it's time.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1284 on: November 06, 2019, 08:47:51 PM »
^^^^^ As far as john t o'hagen & also the rand corporation i agree they were both artificial but lacked the word intelligence .....both did more to destroy the FDNY than anybody before or after.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1285 on: November 07, 2019, 07:32:44 AM »
In your News of Member Series, I would like to introduce the members of NYCfire.net to Philip D., aka "Lebby".

 Philip D., aka "Lebby", had been a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey and Maryland since he was 14 years old, starting as a Junior Firefighter and rising to EMS Captain.

 "Lebby" worked for Rutgers University Emergency Services for about a year and a half, then moved on to work for University Hospital EMS in Newark. (I've seen for myself, is a very busy place).

 Last year he again made a career switch to the FDNY/EMS. He hopes to become a firefighter in the FDNY.

 He is currently assigned to EMS Station 16, in the 16th Battalion (Harlem).

 He has been a buff of the FDNY since he first got started in the fire service, but recently also got into buffing Newark.

 Philip, aka "Lebby", says he ran across this site before he got on the department, but has only become active recently with information to add.

 "Lebby" says: "It's been a pleasure to read and learn from everyone's knowledge and experience".

 Well Philip, aka "Lebby", it's been a pleasure to learn and read from "YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE" too. In fact the discussion has come up of how we would like to have more members of the FDNY/EMS share their stories with us as well.

 I appreciate having you here with us, as I'm sure so many others do as well.

 No doubt, you have helped thousands of people, whether it be in NYC, Newark, and New Jersey/Maryland.

 Personally, in my travels and during my buff years, I have seen the kind of work that members of University Hospital EMS in Newark and members of FDNY/EMS Station 16 (Harlem) have done.

 It is an HONOR to have you with us and I certainly admire you and appreciate the kind of work that "you" and "your brother and sisters" do for ALL OF US.

 Philip, after others here read your story, I have a feeling that I am probably NOT the only one who feels that way either.   

Philip - Welcome - glad you are a member and appreciate what you do.

Thank you for the warm welcome. I appreciate your sentiment, but as Chief Croker said it's "...all in the line of work."

 I would like to say THANK YOU once again to Philip D, aka "Lebby", for his contributions to this site. Particularly with the FDNY/EMS and also the Newark area.

 As quoted above, I think his resume speaks for itself. The kind of guy that makes all of us here very proud.

 Philip, I believe that you had mentioned that you had once worked with Retired FDNY Lt Gary Howards son. Lt Howard is a good friend to many of us here. Recently I had the honor of meeting his sons at the "Going Away Party" as Rescue 2 prepares to move into their new quarters. I know that two of his sons are on the fire dept., one FDNY and the other in New Jersey.

 Maybe you can tell us a little bit about that.   

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« Reply #1286 on: November 07, 2019, 01:32:30 PM »
Yes. I worked with Gary Howard Jr. at University Hospital, he also works as an EMT for the North Plainfield Fire Department as well as being a accomplished photographer. His brother I believe Eric, is a member of Ladder 4, as well as being the co-owner of a bar/ restaurant in downtown Manhattan.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1287 on: November 19, 2019, 04:56:44 PM »
Member Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385", wanted me to pass on to the members here that he has been in the hospital for a medical condition for about the last three weeks. He is currently in a rehab center in New Jersey.

 Some of us know Steve from a couple of Get Togethers where we visited Staten Island and Far Rockaway Queens. It was shortly after storm Sandy, as we saw the damage that was caused.

 Steve grew up in the Bronx (Throgs Neck - I think) and was an Auxiliary Firefighter with Engine 96. He wanted me to pass onto the membership how much he enjoys this site but he is unable to go on it right now because he does not have use of the internet at the rehab center.

 He has talked about the friendships he has acquired since becoming a member here and Steve asked me to pass this on. I myself can relate to that as well.

 In talking with Steve about his medical condition, I think there could be some concern, and of course we wish our good friend, site member Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385", all the best.

 Update on site member Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385".

 Steve is still in the hospital. But talking to him he seems to be in pretty good spirits. He tells us that he has been in every unit in the hospital, except the Maternity Unit.

 Steve has two grown sons and two daughters. He tells me that whenever one of his sons comes to visit him, he brings in a lap top computer and that's when Steve tries to catch up on what's going on here. He tells me he enjoys reading Glory Days, the FDNY Firehouse and Fire Companies stories, as well as catching up on some of the latest jobs.

 He has also asked about some of the guys he knows from here.

 I think credit must also go to the doctors and nurses who have been treating him. Over the years, the medical field has apparently made some huge strides and Steve seems to be an example of that.

 This evening, Saturday October 5th, I talked to Steve Delaunay, aka "svd385". He seems to be doing well and he told me that he expects to be going home in about two weeks. He is going through physical therapy now and needs to be able to do a couple more things on his own before he gets the okay to leave. He recently bought a used handicapped van and a hospital bed.

 Steve has been in a New Brunswick, NJ rehab center recovering from his cancer issues. He tells me he is still considered a Stage 4 cancer patient.

 He told me that he sometimes gets to go to his sons house where he gets a chance to check out this site and catch up with what is going on.

 Steve gave me the okay to post his story and I'm very happy that he seems to be doing better. Some of the guys here know him from a couple of Get Together's we had. Steve was also an Auxiliary Firefighter many years ago with the FDNY. 

 Let me also add. Shortly after posting Steve's story he contacted me on "facetime" (I think that's what it's called), where we could see and talk to each other. Steve has a beard like Santa Clause but he really looks good. It was GREAT to see and talk to him.

 Steve Delaunay contacted me this evening, Tuesday, October 28th. Although he sounded great, Steve is now receiving Hospice care at his home.

 Talking to him it's hard to believe he is so ill.

 Several of the members here know Steve from a couple of times when we got together a few years ago.

 I asked Steve if he wanted me to pass this onto the guys on the site and he said it is okay.

 I hope that we all will remember this good man, Steve Delaunay, "svd385", in our prayers. Steve is 68 years old.

 Members of this site, I talked to Steve Delaunay, "svd385", today. He says he is still hanging in there, and talking with him he likes to hear what's going on with the FDNY.

 I told him that Rescue 2 had moved into a new firehouse about a week ago.

 I also told him that some of the guys he knows here, got together in October and they collected a total of $450.00 among them. That donation was made in appreciation for the welcoming we received when we visited:
 Squad 8, Engine 88/Ladder 38, Engine 48/Ladder 56/Division 7, and how great the members of Engine 216/Ladder 108/Battalion 35 treated us at a recent party they had.
 Plus a visit to the Port Authority PD Fire Station at LaGuardia Airport.

 Steve was very happy to hear that, and I told him we will be sending $350.00 to the FDNY Transport Unit and the other $100.00 to benefit the Port Authority PD.

 These days he says he gets tired fast BUT that he is NOT giving up. He also gave me the okay to pass this news onto you guys.

 Please remember Steve Delaunay in your prayers. He's a GREAT GUY and I know he would do the same for any of us too. 

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« Reply #1288 on: November 25, 2019, 09:12:32 AM »
 Regarding the above donation.

 A check for $100.00 has been sent to the Port Authority PBA Widows and Children's Fund.

 In addition to that, a total of $350.00 has been sent to the FDNY Transport Foundation

 All in appreciation for a group Get Together comprised of a few members of this web site on October 8th and 9th.

 Special thanks goes to the members of;
 
 FDNY Squad Co 8
 FDNY Engine 88/Ladder 38
 FDNY Engine 48/Ladder 56/Division 7
 FDNY Engine 216/Ladder 108/Battalion 35
 Port Authority PD Fire Station @ LaGuardia Airport

 We would also like to express our appreciation to the following individuals:

 Retired FDNY B/C Jack Kleehaas, "68jk09" on this site
 Retired FDNY Firefighter Dan Potter, "Johnny Gage" on this site
 Retired US Army Colonel Joe Materia,"mack" on this site
 Retired FDNY B/C Steve Ternlund - Battalion 41
 Retired FDNY Lt Dave Russell - now Captain, Port Authority LaGuardia Fire Station
 FDNY Deputy Chief Jay Jonas - Division 7

 Of course, Retired FDNY Captain John Bendick, "jbendick" and his son, FDNY Lt Tommy Bendick "tbendick", who started it all.

 As the Senior Man of that group - THANK YOU ALL and we wish you a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday.

 Willy D (NFD2004)
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« Reply #1289 on: December 02, 2019, 06:14:25 PM »
 Is that our own "Signal 73", aka Brad Young, wearing that dark blue sweatshirt and white shorts at a job in New Haven on 12/1/19 ?

 Looks like it to me.

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