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    PRAYERS REQUESTED.

    Prayers and hope that he overcomes his illness.
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    FDNY official defends excluding famed 9/11 firefighter from procession for being white

    Wow this is not the FDNY I worked in for 31 years. When does this reverse racism stop. Streets renamed, cities burnt down again and police can't do their job.
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    7/22/20 Brooklyn 2nd Alarm Box 1674

    Something I haven't seen in a while, 3 1600 boxes with fires. In the war years not a day went by when there wasn't a job in Brownsville.
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    ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

    Ret. SFM Alfonso Jones on 6/7/2020 in Raleigh, NC at age of 84. He was a member of TCU732, L174 & 176 before his appointment to the Fire Marshals office and was promoted to SFM. Rest in Peace Brother.
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    Ponder this....

    Since there are 4 wheel cylinders 1 has to be the master to them all. The master tells them when to work.
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    Busy Day in NYC 6/24/20

    Was there a full moon? Back in the day that was a sign of a busy nite.
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    ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

    Ret. Capt. Richard Schulken on 6/22/2020 former Capt. of E 233, son John former FF of 233 & 176. Wake on Fri. 6/26 at the Mangano Funeral Home 1701 Deer Park Ave. Deer Park from 2-4:30 & 7-9. Funeral Mass on Sat. at 9:30 at St. Elizabeth Church at 175 Wolf Hill Rd. Melville, NY.
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    Famous Folks/Fireman Fathers

    Joe DiResta E233 sons John & Jim, John did a sitcom and Jim very talented did shop programs.
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    ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

    Jack arrived at the Tin House around 83. Lt. Manzilla came to 176 and told Jack to come. Of course the heavy war years were almost a thing of the past but we were still fairly busy. He would take photos of the Companies at work. He amassed a fairly large album of the guys operating. Some of the...
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    INFLAMMATORY MESSAGE.

    Why didn't Eric become a FF? Could he not pass the test, physical and mental? When we were running all night and going to several jobs, you think they wanted any part of the job? Early 70's black FFs were taken out of the house to recruit black FF. It was a total failure because very few were...
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    NON CIVIL / NON SOCIAL DISTURBANCES.

    As a FF that worked the night of the July 77 blackout and I watched the looting and burning on Broadway. They drove a car through the roll down gates and looted the store and then torched it. I simply can't watch any televised news because theses people are entirely out of control. The block on...
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    ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.

    Another war vet Gus Logerfo passed away 5/29/2020. I worked with him a short time when I was in 233-2 and he was in the first section.
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    LAD*27 '69 SEAGRAVE RM.

    That rig that we inherited from 732 was a 2 cycle diesel and 5 speed stick and was quick. A chauffer had the unfortunate problem of stalling it and the engine started running backwards sending the exhaust fumes into the semi enclosed cab. He had to shut it down and restart it. The problem with...
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