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« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2020, 10:18:52 PM »
 GREAT STORY Brad.

 I'm going to pass the story around too.

 We are certainly glad to hear that future firefighter Christian is now cancer free. I hope I get to meet him someday too. 

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« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2020, 10:18:52 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2020, 10:24:28 AM »










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« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2020, 11:16:42 AM »
 Christian, I sure hope Santa Clause is watching and he remembers what you did for the guys on the job in New Haven, Ct. next Christmas.

 By the way Christian, I like that New Haven Sweat shirt and hat you're wearing too.

 Christian, "you already know this" - BUT for everybody else here, the New Haven Fire Dept is the busiest fire department in the entire State of Connecticut in both Fire and EMS incidents, including 10-75s (signal 73s as NHFD says it) or greater.

 Christian, I hope you can meet my buddies Gracin Bendick and maybe his cousin Ryan, some day after this COVID19 thing is over. They want to be a firefighter too just like I wanted to when I was a young guy. Maybe we can meet up and get ourselves some pizza and ice cream.

 Actually, now that I'm an OLD Guy, I still sometimes wish I could ride those rigs and put some water on the fire like I used to.

 I'm going to see if your dad will post just a couple more pictures for you to see here. If he does, "I think you and some of the guys here will like them".

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« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2020, 11:28:10 AM »
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« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2020, 11:45:35 AM »
Willy D asked me to post these











 From Top to Bottom photo:

 1) Old Man Willy D still thinks he's OTJ

 2) Gracin Bendick, (Tommy Bendick's son) future firefighter

 3) Gracin and Cousin Ryan, future firefighters

 4) 4 or 5 year old "Wanna Be Probie" Firefighter/Chaffer - Willy D


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« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2020, 07:12:42 PM »
https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/03/23/more-than-10-percent-of-fdny-out-on-medical-leave-as-department-feels-impact-of-coronavirus

I know my station is closer to 30%. We got four members back from the suspended Medic Basic class, but we are still very short handed. Unlimited mandations, three 14 hour days in the last four. Yesterday I did 23 runs in 14 hours, today 11 in 8. Also, yesterday we had 6,406 EMS calls or one every 13 seconds. The busiest day in EMS since 9/11, some are even saying that we did more than 9/11 (which I doubt).

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« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2020, 11:52:35 AM »
https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/03/23/more-than-10-percent-of-fdny-out-on-medical-leave-as-department-feels-impact-of-coronavirus

I know my station is closer to 30%. We got four members back from the suspended Medic Basic class, but we are still very short handed. Unlimited mandations, three 14 hour days in the last four. Yesterday I did 23 runs in 14 hours, today 11 in 8. Also, yesterday we had 6,406 EMS calls or one every 13 seconds. The busiest day in EMS since 9/11, some are even saying that we did more than 9/11 (which I doubt).

 Philip, "Lebby" we certainly commend you and all your co-workers for the difficult and dangerous job that you guys are doing. This being a time in history that none of us have ever seen or been through before.

 You guys, as well as EMS workers throughout the entire country are out there on the frontlines doing it. We ALL need you and none of us really know when this will end. You are out there putting your own lives, as well as your families lives in danger.

 I think it's pretty safe to say that EVERYBODY in this ENTIRE COUNTRY appreciates the job that people like you do. If there is ANYTHING that we as citizens can do to help, please let us know. One thing that I know we can all do is keep you guys in our prayers for a safe return home.

 As this goes on, many of us are learning just how important some jobs really are. All while some who may not be working need to continue to survive while being confined to their homes.

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« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2020, 07:55:49 PM »
Busiest week in FDNY EMS' history
Tuesday: 6,406
Wednesday: 6,550
Thursday: 7,111

Starting Sunday, mutual aide will start enhancing our units. Rumor is up to 250 buses from as far away as Vermont

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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2020, 08:40:14 PM »
What is a usual or average day?

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« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2020, 09:44:49 PM »
What is a usual or average day?

4,000. Usually we hit 5,000 on our busiest days every year, sometime in the summer.

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« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2020, 10:21:40 PM »
What is a usual or average day?

4,000. Usually we hit 5,000 on our busiest days every year, sometime in the summer.

Sheesh, our busiest Engine Co. ran 4,000 calls last year. New York continuing to put out insane numbers.

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« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2020, 12:21:31 AM »
NYC REMSCO ALERT :......Attention EMS agencies : This is an important message from REMSCO & the NYC FIRE DEPT Mutual Aid System. Regional Mutual Aid for NYC has been activated. Implementation date of Sunday March 29, 2020 to augment ambulance coverage within the NYC 911 system. All providers (EMS agencies NOT individuals) are encouraged to contact the FDNY by email 911VoluntaryLaison@fdny.nyc.gov or telephone 646-872-3594 for coordination and scheduling of resources.

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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2020, 06:33:34 PM »
Yesterday's EMS call numbers = 7111

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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2020, 10:54:22 AM »
Tuesday: 6,406
Wednesday: 6,550
Thursday: 7,111
Friday: 7,082