New Members Brief

nfd2004

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Jun 22, 2007
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Welcome to our Group "RadiomanJohnny". If you are interested in the FDNY, you've come to the right place. We have Active and Retired members of the FDNY here, as well as firefighters, buffs, and dispatchers like yourself, from all over the world.
 

stevesanchez

New member
Joined
Aug 11, 2020
Messages
4
Thank you for allowing me to join your group, I've been in this group for a while but never posted until today. Let me introduce myself, I'm a NYC press photographer. I do cover the FDNY a bit mainly in the Bronx and Manhattan. I have grown fond the men and women of the fire department, the courage it takes to do your job for our city. Thank you Steve.
 

nfd2004

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Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
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If you are a new member to this site, "We Welcome You".

Our Administrator, "jbendick", a Retired FDNY Captain, would like you to kind of introduce yourself to the membership.

Just a simple, where you are from and your interest in joining this site.

Are you a buff, an active firefighter, a retired firefighter, volunteer or city paid, maybe you are a dispatcher, medic or EMT, or just a guy who has an interest in the fire service, especially that of the FDNY.

Perhaps just your first name, with a few words about yourself and your interest.

So why not make this your FIRST Post on this site. Just click on the latest reply, at the lower right, and you can tell us a little bit about you.
 

RTH711

New member
Joined
May 24, 2020
Messages
12
Richard T (RTH), Aux FF with Engine 283 during the war years on Bristol St. Former FAD in Brooklyn, again during the war years. Left to become a Police Officer with the Port Authority Of NY & NJ. Retired in 1997. Moved to Wake Forest NC and became a Police Officer from 1998 - 2007, retired as a Lieutenant.

My son Thomas and me traveled from NC to the WTC on 9/12/2001 to assist in anyway we could. We assisted with the Port Authority Police Command. We spent a week there. It was so sad that all those Fire Fighters, Police Officers, EMS and others were killed. The Port Authority lost 37 Officers and 17 of them were close friends of mine. May they all RIP.

Thomas was a volunteer FF with Wake Forest Fire Department. They received a run for a smoke detector activation on Christmas Day (12/25/2002). Their rig was involved in a roll over accident and he sustained serious injuries (requiring 7 operations) which prevented him from becoming a New York City Firefighter (his dream job). He was an active buff when we lived in NJ, traveling with me to Brooklyn to Buff. He still has pain from those injuries, 19 years later.

We did travel to Engine 248 and Batt 41 when I had time off. Great times, great memories .

Now fully retired and living in Port St Lucie Florida.

I know a lot of members on this site, but not many know me as RTH711.

Thank you all very much for keeping this site running. I enjoy being informed and seeing the way things have changed in the FD.

Regards to all

Stay healthy and safe
 

nfd2004

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Joined
Jun 22, 2007
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Thank you very much Richard T., aka "RTH711", for telling us your story. You can certainly be very proud of your contributions to our society and for the job you have done. Both you and your son Thomas, are certainly WELCOMED to this site.

I hope that other new members will also post about themselves, just as you have done.

Thank you.

Bill Dennis, aka Willy D (NFD2004)
 

RTH711

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Joined
May 24, 2020
Messages
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Thank you very much Richard T., aka "RTH711", for telling us your story. You can certainly be very proud of your contributions to our society and for the job you have done. Both you and your son Thomas, are certainly WELCOMED to this site.

I hope that other new members will also post about themselves, just as you have done.

Thank you.

Bill Dennis, aka Willy D (NFD2004)

Thank you sir.
 

SIM108

New member
Joined
Jan 11, 2021
Messages
2
I never got around to introducing myself when I joined. I have been a follower of FDNY since the early 1960s and fully engaged in the fire service for the same length of time. Over the years I have visited with FDNY on many occasions and made a lot of friends ... and lost several of those friends on 9-11. I had the opportunity to work with FDNY as a consultant for 6 months the year before that sad day. I still follow FDNY closely and try to stay current with everything that is going on.

My active time in the fire service is coming up on 54 years. I started in Montreal, spent some time in College Park, Maryland; then Phoenix, Arizona; Shreveport, Louisiana; then back to Prince George’s County Maryland; and finally back to Montreal, where I am hanging in as an Assistant Chief. One of these days I might have to consider retiring.

I appreciate the site as a good source of FDNY news, especially the rapid updates.
 

OMalley

New member
Joined
Jan 5, 2022
Messages
9
Hey, everyone,

I am excited to have joined this site. I live in Queens and am working toward getting on the job. For as long as I can remember, all I wanted to be was a New York City firefighter. I am currently an EMT and was introduced to the site by a coworker. The depth and breadth of the knowledge here is incredible, and I want to keep learning all I can about the job.

Thanks,
OMalley
 

raybrag

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Joined
Apr 1, 2007
Messages
2,871
Hey, everyone,

I am excited to have joined this site. I live in Queens and am working toward getting on the job. For as long as I can remember, all I wanted to be was a New York City firefighter. I am currently an EMT and was introduced to the site by a coworker. The depth and breadth of the knowledge here is incredible, and I want to keep learning all I can about the job.

Thanks,
OMalley
Nice to greet a fellow Italian, OMalley. :cool: o_O :rolleyes:;) P.S. I'm 3/4 Irish, 1/8 Swiss, 1/8 Alsatian. But check out the name! (the 1/8 is Italian Swiss).
 

MagicMan17

Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2015
Messages
65
Hey, everyone,

I am excited to have joined this site. I live in Queens and am working toward getting on the job. For as long as I can remember, all I wanted to be was a New York City firefighter. I am currently an EMT and was introduced to the site by a coworker. The depth and breadth of the knowledge here is incredible, and I want to keep learning all I can about the job.

Thanks,
OMalley
Welcome, this sight provides a lot of great information and has a lot of very knowledgeable members. I have the same story as you - best of luck to all of us. Hopefully promotional soon lol.
 
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