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    ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

    FF Richard Hassan, E 17 Note - pictures submitted by his daughter, our new site member Thebesteng17 Prayers for Richard and his family and friends.
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    ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

    Richard Hassan. AKA "The Best". FF Fort Pitt from 1/7/1961 to 6/29/1985. He became a fire Marshal in 1985 and retired in 1995. He passed away on Thursday October 14th 2021. Also a US Army veteran. Obituary Richard Hassan ,nicknamed “The Best” by FDNY, from Chester NY, passed away...
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    MANS BEST FRIEND.

    43 Battalion used to ride with BC's Dalmatian "Rex". Early 1970s.
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    FDNY/NYPD Second jobs

    FDNY had strict outside job regulations back in my father's day. There were specific rules about types of jobs, when you could work, where you could work. Officers had specific regulations. These rules were during a period of time when salaries were low and second jobs were absolutely...
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    2 5 alarm fired

    How FDNY handled SI brushfire season in following years - sending other boro engine companies to SI firehouses (E 164/L 84) on dry/windy days during brush season.
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    2 5 alarm fired

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    2 5 alarm fired

    There were many Brooklyn and Manhattan companies operating. Manhattan companies took the SI Ferry or went through NJ. Brooklyn companies took the 69th Street Ferry. It was a memory to see the JCFD companies convoy in while we were being evacuated. SI did have extra companies staffed (called...
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    2 5 alarm fired

    I remember when SI had three 5-alarms burning at the same time. Black Saturday, April 20, 1963. https://www.silive.com/news/2021/04/black-saturday-one-of-the-largest-fires-in-staten-island-history-in-photos.html My family was relocated 3 times during the day. My father was a engine company...
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    10/19/2021 Staten Island 2nd Alarm Box 1912

    SI just got Squad 8 which does not leave SI, unlike Rescue 5 which covers parts of Brooklyn. Although it would be nice to have additional squad companies, there are a few needs SI has for fire protection that will become greater as the Island continues to grow and becomes busier and more...
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    News of Members

    Welcome to a new member "Mickey" who retired from Engine 167/Ladder 87, in the Boro of Richmond. Mickey has retired to Florida and is a member of Gulf Coast FDNY chapter. From Annadale to Florida. To bad no "Mona Lisa Pizza" in Florida. Welcome Mickey.
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    NY Daily News Today-9/23/21

    Critics who use reduced fire incidents as the sole criteria for maintaining current fire company levels ignore the important reason for having an effective fire suppression level in the first place - to save lives and property from fire. Even if fire units did not respond to any medical...
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    NY Daily News Today-9/23/21

    Very interesting thread with a lot of conflicting comments, opinions, facts. That's good. All opinions welcomed but let's keep them respectful to all services and respective members. FDNY members, fire and EMS, are professionals, well-trained, and perform difficult, dangerous and thankless...
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    News of Members

    Thank you - John Bendick.
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    News of Members

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    News of Members

    Captain John Bendick - Engine 23 - members lost - never forget! https://www.newsweek.com/they-never-did-come-back-144975
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