Just want to say THANKS Lt Bendick for what you do for us. Without you, NONE OF THIS would be possible. No online radio transmissions. No rundowns of the fires. No history of the FDNY saved. Many solid friendships made.
At one point during the fire, I noticed Radio Reference had OVER 18,600 listeners. I have never seen that before. But people follow the FDNY from all over the world.
I know a lot of guys, including myself, are very thankful for what you have given us. I've seen the numerous radios/scanners you have purchased to provide us with the online listening. I was so impressed that I took a picture of it. Other than maybe a dispatch center, I have never seen any thing like it. I had no idea of what it takes and the work and expense you put into it. You have a family of two young children to support with todays cost of living and you never asked any of us for one dime.
Thank you for what you do for us. I greatly appreciate it.