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Offline raybrag

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1170 on: April 29, 2019, 08:31:12 AM »


 So I'm thinking about maybe changing my user name too.

 Maybe I'll change it to "Grumpy Willy" or as "mack" suggest, maybe even "Grumpier Willy".

Or maybe "Willy Big Mac"  8)
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Re: News of Members
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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1171 on: April 29, 2019, 12:03:24 PM »


 So I'm thinking about maybe changing my user name too.

 Maybe I'll change it to "Grumpy Willy" or as "mack" suggest, maybe even "Grumpier Willy".

Or maybe "Willy Big Mac"  8)
Or Old Goat Willy.

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1172 on: May 03, 2019, 12:33:54 PM »
 For the members who might have missed it, in reply # 31 of the Brooklyn 5th Alarm Box 3005, posted 4/17/2019, member "STAjo", aka Joe W., posted a brief story about his user name on the site as it related to the area of the Brooklyn 5th.

 He told us that the user name of "STAjo" originated from Saint Thomas Aquinas where he attended school and mass for 8 years.

 He also says that he was kicked off the alter boys for smoking cigarettes and hanging out with "the Never Do Wells". He was invited to leave that fine institution entity for constant misbehavior and poor attendance in the 7th grade.

 "STAjo", I can tell you that you are NOT alone. At least in my case you're not. I was certainly NO HONOR STUDENT. But as I look back on those days, I hate to admit it, but if things could work out the same way today as it did those 50 plus years ago, "I'd do it all over again".

 In my case it was either be a "brain surgeon" or a "fireman". For me, I think becoming a fireman was a lot more harder. But I think being a fireman was probably a lot more fun.

 Thanks Joe for your story.
 

 

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1173 on: May 03, 2019, 02:46:31 PM »

 Thanks, Bill.  8)
 Good Choice; Thanks for your Years of Service.

 Ya' left-out the part where I mentioned that some of the ' N'ere-do-wells' are now
 Ret. FDNY   ;)

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1174 on: May 05, 2019, 09:57:40 PM »
I too attended STA. I hated every minute of it.

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« Reply #1175 on: May 07, 2019, 02:22:33 PM »
So yesterday i met up with John Bendick Jr in Dublin to show him 2 of Dublin's Fire Stations. The 1st was DFB's HQ in Tara Street home of 2 Engines, 2 Ladders, 1 Chief, 2 Ambulances, 1 Foam Unit, 2 Field Comms and 1 EMS Logistics Unit. Of course as those who know John Jr will know all he wanted to see was the Engines. "Firefighters work in Engines"

We were shown around 1 of the Engines by FF Ilya who hails from Russia but now living in Ireland and who was on OT in Tara St but stationed out in Finglas in the North Side of the city. His knowledge of all things in the Irish Fire Service and the Paramedic role was second to none. I think John was impressed by one or two aspects of things done in Ireland and in return he showed FF Ilya how to carry a set of Irons. When we arrived the station had its complete front line on station but that didn't last long as both ambulances were out the door

After that we headed for a pub lunch and then out to another Station on Dublin's Southside. Rathfarnham Fire Station located in leafy suburban Dublin is home to 1 Engine and 1 Ambulance. The reason to stop off was they had just taken delivery of 1 of Dublin's 3 New Scania P320 Fire Engines

Met at the door by a Jr FF with 2yrs OTJ we were then greeted by the S/O (Capt) who then called 3 other FF's down to meet us. John was given the once over of the Ambulance (while it was on station) and then the New Rig. 3 great FF's who spent alot of time with us breaking balls and having their balls broken in return. They even stuck John Jr into the bosses seat in the rig and brought the rig around the block.

John Jr in the bosses seat..... who would ever have thought?!?



















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« Reply #1176 on: May 08, 2019, 09:33:37 AM »
 John B Jr, a little advice here from a guy who knows.

 If Declan, aka "Irish", suggest you guys go find yourselves a couple of Irish ladies to meet, "you're really kinda on your own".

 All of us back here who know Declan will confirm that he is one GREAT GUY.  He knows a lot about the FDNY and I'm very sure a lot about how the fire dept operates over there in Dublin.

 But when it comes to talking to a few ladies that like to talk about other things, "even though he tries, he just can't seem to stay awake".

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« Reply #1177 on: May 14, 2019, 05:34:08 PM »
John B Jr, a little advice here from a guy who knows.

 If Declan, aka "Irish", suggest you guys go find yourselves a couple of Irish ladies to meet, "you're really kinda on your own".

 All of us back here who know Declan will confirm that he is one GREAT GUY.  He knows a lot about the FDNY and I'm very sure a lot about how the fire dept operates over there in Dublin.

 But when it comes to talking to a few ladies that like to talk about other things, "even though he tries, he just can't seem to stay awake".

Thankfully Willie D John Jr doesn't believe those stories of me falling asleep at the bar. I still think you made that up as it was well past your bed time and you were seeing things  :D

I met up with John Jr again last Thursday in a pub in Dublin City. He was there with his Mom and wife to Capt Bendick who had just completed a great day at Trinity College and seeing the Book of Kells and Trinity Library. Capt Bendicks wife was meeting up with a cousin of hers and her husband. So we had a good night....Men talking all things FD and the ladies having a family catch up.

It turns out the Daughter of Capt Bendicks wife's cousin is quiet the Fire Buff herself currently living Stateside and doesn't pass a Fire Station without knocking on the door. So it runs in the family blood  ;D

Sadly it was the last i could see of the Bendick's as i was flying to the UK on the Friday to head to our equivalent of Superbowl. Im sure John and the Bendicks will be back next year and i look forward to seeing them again
 
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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1178 on: May 14, 2019, 07:37:47 PM »
Don't worry Dec. I'll tell John Jr that story about you falling asleep in detail.


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« Reply #1179 on: May 16, 2019, 08:04:34 AM »
 Welcome to a couple of "newer" members and contributors to our site.

 1) "Lebby", (Phil D), and "skylerfire" - for their latest contributions, including the listing of the entire Newark, NJ Fire apparatus and vehicle fleet. Nice job. Thank you.
    I believe "Lebby" is with the FDNY/EMS.
    "skylerfire" - frequently contributes to this site the rundowns of incidents in the Newark/Jersey City areas. As most of us know, a very busy area.

 2) "skylerfire" also contributed the listing of the entire Jersey City Fire Apparatus and vehicles as well.

 3) "truckman" - who we learn in the General Discussion area that he is a firefighter in Los Angelus County, Calif. We don't have too many guys from that part of the country. So thank you for your contributions, especially regarding the info you gave us regarding the amount of hose carried on L.A. County Engines. "truckman" states he has been on the job since 1992.

 4) "FairfaxFirePhotography" - thank you for your info and rundowns of the Fairfax County (Va) Fire Dept. I've been there once or twice myself and it's a busy area. Going back several years, I remember when the Fairfax County FD was one of the first to introduce "Paramedic Engines", having a paramedic/firefighter riding the rig.
 Fairfax County FD was also one of three Urban Search + Rescue teams to respond to Bridgeport, Ct in 1987, when a 12 story building collapsed while under construction. They worked side by side with members of the FDNY and Dade County FDs in the very early days of those USAR Teams. 

 THANK YOU GUYS. Hope you will continue to contribute and enjoy this site.

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« Reply #1180 on: May 16, 2019, 08:27:04 AM »
Welcome to a couple of "newer" members and contributors to our site.

 1) "Lebby", (Phil D), and "skylerfire" - for their latest contributions, including the listing of the entire Newark, NJ Fire apparatus and vehicle fleet. Nice job. Thank you.
    I believe "Lebby" is with the FDNY/EMS.
    "skylerfire" - frequently contributes to this site the rundowns of incidents in the Newark/Jersey City areas. As most of us know, a very busy area.

 2) "skylerfire" also contributed the listing of the entire Jersey City Fire Apparatus and vehicles as well.

 3) "truckman" - who we learn in the General Discussion area that he is a firefighter in Los Angelus County, Calif. We don't have too many guys from that part of the country. So thank you for your contributions, especially regarding the info you gave us regarding the amount of hose carried on L.A. County Engines. "truckman" states he has been on the job since 1992.

 4) "FairfaxFirePhotography" - thank you for your info and rundowns of the Fairfax County (Va) Fire Dept. I've been there once or twice myself and it's a busy area. Going back several years, I remember when the Fairfax County FD was one of the first to introduce "Paramedic Engines", having a paramedic/firefighter riding the rig.
 Fairfax County FD was also one of three Urban Search + Rescue teams to respond to Bridgeport, Ct in 1987, when a 12 story building collapsed while under construction. They worked side by side with members of the FDNY and Dade County FDs in the very early days of those USAR Teams. 

 THANK YOU GUYS. Hope you will continue to contribute and enjoy this site.

Oh wow, didnít expect to see my username there. Fairfax is typically a busy area just not as busy as the FDNY, only around 100,000 calls/year. The Paramedic idea expanded further and now every single fire apparatus has at least 1 medic on board. Come on down sometime! Guys are real friendly here. (NoVa drivers are another story).  ;D

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Re: News of Members
« Reply #1181 on: May 25, 2019, 10:06:52 PM »
Member Joe Walsh, aka "STAjo" reports that he has been in the process of moving from Kingston, NY to Binghamton, NY and does NOT have use of the internet at this time.

He wants to advise us that he is alive and well but misses what's been going on here.

He does expect to have it shortly and we certainly understand.

Recently, this site was down for several hours during some routine maint. It actually took longer than expected and many of us were trying to deal with our own "withdrawal symptoms".

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« Reply #1182 on: May 25, 2019, 10:38:52 PM »
I felt the withdrawal when the site was down haha!

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« Reply #1183 on: May 25, 2019, 10:49:31 PM »
Yes agreed! With the hours ticking by and no explanation as to what happened and no means to contact anyone I started to shiver,my breathing -becoming difficult, I felt all alone,no where to turn,like the world was just cold and empty,
Well not exactly that but close enough.

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« Reply #1184 on: June 04, 2019, 10:44:39 PM »
 Hey Gang ! I've Finally Settled-In to my new Binghamton Apt. after Weeks of
 Bangin' around trying to get Re-located.

 I had been occasionally able to drop-in & see what's happening here...
 now I'm in the New Otr.s w/ Regular Internet Service; (Finally!) You can once again expect
 to see all my 'thoughtful insights' and 'compelling commentary'.   ;)
 Really: Glad to be back 'Home' w/you & back on the Site.   8)

Many Thanks to Our 'Uncle Willy' for keeping you, & I, In-the-Loop.   :)


 

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