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Re: News of Members
« Reply #690 on: September 16, 2017, 09:03:55 PM »
 We have a few very Special Announcements that have occurred recently.

 FIRST - ONCE AGAIN, Congratulations to FDNY Retired Captain John B., aka "jbendick", and his wife Madeline on the birth of their "FIFTEENTH" Grandchild. Yes folks - that is Number 15. A healthy baby girl born on September 9th, named - Emily.

 So a Very Special Congratulations to Grandpa and Grandma "jbendick'. How many other Grandpa's and Grandma's do you know with 15 grandchildren.

 Of course that also must mean that the administrator of this site, Lt Tommy B, also becomes "UNCLE" Tommy B for about the Thirteenth (13th) time.

 But wait, there's more news:

 On September 14th, 1968, Grandpa "jbendick" began the FDNY Probie School together with FDNY Probie Jack K., aka "68jk09", now Retired B/C. Then on that same September 14th, back 14 years ago, then FDNY Probie Tommy B, aka "tbendick", began his FDNY career now known as, Lt Tommy B.

 There's more to add to the story. But that part of it will be continued another day. So we'll see ya all later - K.   

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #690 on: September 16, 2017, 09:03:55 PM »

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #691 on: September 16, 2017, 09:17:14 PM »
Great news; congratulations all around!

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #692 on: September 17, 2017, 10:33:49 AM »
Congratulations to all, thanks Bill for the info.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #693 on: September 17, 2017, 10:36:20 AM »
Yes, congratulations to all in the Bendick family.

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« Reply #694 on: September 17, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »
Congratulations to the Bendick Family...Health & Happiness  .......49 years ago John Sr. , myself & 248 other probys were sweating out our first week of the six week proby School on Welfare Island ......i would turn the clock back in a minute if i could.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #695 on: September 17, 2017, 06:25:10 PM »
Congratulations and best wishes to all.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #696 on: October 09, 2017, 04:46:47 PM »
 A few very special events coming up involving some of our members of this site.

 1) As I understand it, FDNY Retired Capt John B., aka "jbendick", is about to become a grandfather for the "SIXTEENTH" Time - sometime in December. I don't know of anybody else who can claim that fame.

 2) Regarding the above, that would also mean that FDNY Lt Tommy B., aka "tbendick", would become an uncle for the "FOURTEENTH" Time.

 3) Our Most Valuable Player, Mike D., aka "mikeindabronx", is about to reach his 20,000 post soon. He is now less than 200 away from that historic number.

 4) The most viewed thread on this site, "FDNY and NYC Firehouses", originally started by and continually updated by Member Joe M., aka "mack", is right now about 100 views away from reaching the historic number of 700,000 views.

 I personally know each one of these individuals. They all are what I consider to be; "Top Shelf Guys". 

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« Reply #697 on: October 20, 2017, 09:23:29 AM »
 Saturday, October 21, 2017 will be a very special day for this site member "mack", aka Joe M. On that day, his son Mike, a Boston Firefighter, will be getting married to the woman he met on a very tragic day at the Boston Marathon, I think about three years ago.

 But as a result of that very tragic event, Mike will be marrying the woman, Roseann S., that he kept alive while being transported to the hospital in a police van. The wedding will be taking place in Massachusetts.

 We wish the couple, Mike and Roseann, many happy and healthy years together. Brought together by that very tragic event.

 And of course congratulations goes out to our friend "mack" as well, who just happens to claim fame to this sites MOST VIEWED THREAD - "NYC Firehouses...." (I think over 700,000 views now). 

 Here is a brief story done by one of the news channels, as both Mike and Roseann, climbed the stairs to the top floor of the Empire State Building for a disability charity.

  

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #698 on: November 01, 2017, 06:32:16 PM »
 After just posting the Fire Activity for October, 2017, I am greatly THANKFUL to Three Members of this site who's names regularly show up. They are the most active members on here for taking the time to post the rundowns of many of the jobs that the FDNY handles throughout the year.

 They are:
 "mikeindabronx"
 "Signal 73"
 "firephish"

 Special Thank you to you guys on a job well done. If not for you, there would be "NO Monthly Fire Activity Reports" posted. Of course there are other members who have also done their share as well. Thanks to you guys too.

 I guess as we look at it, just like a part of a firehouse family, we all have our gifted talents. Some guys are good doing Ladder company work. Other guys do better on the Engine company. Whether it's stretching that line or opening up that roof, we all kind of depend on each other to make it all work out.

 Just like here. Some guys like to list the job rundowns. Some guys are better posting stories about the history of the FDNY. Some guys write about our military and some write about the songs some of us remember. It wouldn't at all be possible if so many guys didn't take the time to do what they do best.

 Many of us have gotten to be good friends over the years and it all started here. Just last month, one of those guys, "Irish", aka Declan B., made a trip to the U.S.A. coming all the way from his homeland of Dublin, Ireland. He visited not only some of his friends in the NYC area, but along the entire East Coast as well. And it all started because of this and his interest in the fire dept., particularly the FDNY, just like so many others here.

 We are young and old, fire buffs and firefighters, volunteer or city paid, active or retired. We are Chiefs and Military Officers. We are Security guards and 911 dispatchers, EMTs and Medics. We work in Hospitals and police stations. We drive a taxi or a wrecker. But when it's all put together, our own life experiences, our backgrounds, and our own talents come together to make this all fit into place.
 
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Re: News of Members
« Reply #699 on: November 01, 2017, 06:47:16 PM »
Thank You for the shout out Uncle Willy....just trying to continue on from what the "Old Timers" started

Like I tell my friends co workers & others buff who are not on this site. Some people do word searches others do cross word puzzles. I Write FDNY unit run downs in a note book & post them on this site.

Keep up the good work everyone
Remember to take it coming in

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #700 on: November 01, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »
Thanks to everyone who helps make this a great site

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #701 on: November 01, 2017, 08:49:03 PM »
Bill, you have a habit of always saying the right thing.  I couldn't agree with you more.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #702 on: November 12, 2017, 04:56:00 PM »
 Welcome one of our newest members, "NYCFireAudio". Recently provided us with audio of a few jobs already.

 I don't know about anybody else, "but I'm getting more hooked on this stuff everyday". The latest cold weather isn't helping either.

 

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