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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2018, 02:34:24 AM »
Who will be kept on or go to another assignment is basically up to the incoming COD as it should be.....as far as Irish who asked the original question i can not say enough about him as a Friend & Fire Service Supporter....i as many other contributors on here look forward to getting together with him during our Annual October get togethers here in NY.

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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2018, 08:34:06 AM »
Quick Question Re Aides

What happens to COD Leonards Aides?

Do they drive someone else whilst he's "relieved of duties"

Irish, at one time staff chief's and the COD had light duty firefighters driving them. I'm not sure if this is still the case. Many good guys (we call them 'Brother Firefighters') who suffered from serious line of duty injuries or illness were able to stay on the job by working in these assignments. It's also worth noting that some Battalion Aides as well as a Safety Battalion Aide were killed on 9/11/01 in the line of duty. A Battalion Aide was killed in the Walbaum's fire in 1978 and I'm sure there were others who made the supreme sacrifice during the long and great history of the FDNY.


An aide was also one of the 12 members killed in the 23rd Street Fire.  Often, aides have been the first firefighter arriving with the chief before units and have performed life-saving acts.


Always good to see our Irish colleague on our site, Dec, always with good questions as well as excellent fire photography.

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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2018, 04:55:08 PM »
One of the first things Leo Stapleton did when appointed  Boston FD Commissioner was the restoration of the District Chiefs aides which had been removed in 1981. Chicago Battalion chiefs have no aides.
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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2018, 12:18:16 AM »
Quick Question Re Aides

What happens to COD Leonards Aides?

Do they drive someone else whilst he's "relieved of duties"

Irish, at one time staff chief's and the COD had light duty firefighters driving them. I'm not sure if this is still the case. Many good guys (we call them 'Brother Firefighters') who suffered from serious line of duty injuries or illness were able to stay on the job by working in these assignments. It's also worth noting that some Battalion Aides as well as a Safety Battalion Aide were killed on 9/11/01 in the line of duty. A Battalion Aide was killed in the Walbaum's fire in 1978 and I'm sure there were others who made the supreme sacrifice during the long and great history of the FDNY.

Thank you 69METS for explaining that to member “Irish”.

I can also tell you that site member Irish comes all the way over from Ireland once a year to visit some members of this site.

He is also highly respected by many members here as well as many members of the FDNY. He has the highest respect for ALL firefighters and fire depts.

Thank you “69METS” for explaining the answer to his question as well as to others who may have also wanted to know.

My pleasure Willy. I know that Irish is friends with many of the top shelf brothers on this site (you included). I wanted to make sure that he got the correct answer to his question and also wanted to insure that he wasn't left with the wrong impression about brother firefighters who are currently or who have been assigned in the past as chief's aides.

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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2018, 06:35:06 PM »
No one should be worried about what happens to the aides....Yeeesh.   They are FF’s making an excessive salary.....they will land on their feet.  I’d like to see them get sent back to the firehouse nd see if they can survive on MMOT

Not worried about them enginecap was just interested to know what happens them

In Ireland Chiefs don't have Aides and in my time following FDNY I've never seen a COD "relieved of duties" so wasn't sure what happens them 👍
Ok....so Irish, this is what will prob happen:
The next COD will bring in someone who is already driving him or someone that he likes to work with.  Leonard’s aide, if he’s light duty will prob be on fast track to retirement before his overtime nosedives.   If he is full duty, he may retire or he may find another tit job
I just want one more good fire

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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2018, 07:57:30 PM »
If his aide wants to retire and come south,  I have a job for him.  The pay is lousy but the meals are good! ;D

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Re: Who will be the new Chief of Department
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2018, 08:03:36 PM »
If his aide wants to retire and come south,  I have a job for him.  The pay is lousy but the meals are good! ;D
I held that job he is referring, it feeds well! (for one shift) :o