You are certainly right, Willy. I really miss some of them, too. Catry, for example, and Deano (VBCapt) are sorely missed.Some of the members back then we haven't seen on here in a very long time. Some I even had met maybe 8 or 9 years ago.
But since then, I must admit that becoming "Signal73", has been a positive move that many members here greatly appreciate.
His active role in run downs for numerous incidents throughout the FDNY and parts of Connecticut are certainly appreciated by many.
As we know, sometimes things happen for a reason.
In this case, I think "Signal73" might be able to confirm that.
Did I read right he moved to the UK and became a Special Constable (Auxiliary Police Officer)?Catry had the best run downs no one can make em like he did
Same thing with me. These jokers have somehow stolen dozens of my images from my website and are advertising them on this crap all over Facebook. Like you, I’m most worried about the false optics of ME selling this crap. In fact, I did some research on MerchPixels today. They have a zillion aliases and their mailing address is a shady warehouse in San Francisco. Tons of complaints about crap quality and no real customer service. The crap apparently is coming directly from overseas. I have no idea how to deal with this one? How the heck did they swipe my images from SmugMug in bulk, as well as what appears to be countless others, many of whom are fellow fire apparatus photographer friends?Brad its funny you should post this......there's also a Dublin Fire Brigade with an Engine and Ambulance on it. The photos they used for the shirt were taken by me and were actually taken from my website without consent
Would love to know if anyone here has any insight into how this works when images that are copyrighted on a website are then used for commercial purposes?
Fire Services here are very funny when it comes to their logos / equipment being used for commercial purposes - which in turn could effect my hobby here as in access to stations for photos
I threatened the company (or whatever they are) with legal action and said that I'd notified the Gardaí (Police) here telling them my work had been stolen without consent and they got back to me asking what photos were mine and that they'd take them down straight away (which they did)Same thing with me. These jokers have somehow stolen dozens of my images from my website and are advertising them on this crap all over Facebook. Like you, I’m most worried about the false optics of ME selling this crap. In fact, I did some research on MerchPixels today. They have a zillion aliases and their mailing address is a shady warehouse in San Francisco. Tons of complaints about crap quality and no real customer service. The crap apparently is coming directly from overseas. I have no idea how to deal with this one? How the heck did they swipe my images from SmugMug in bulk, as well as what appears to be countless others, many of whom are fellow fire apparatus photographer friends?
Ken Fisher, AKA "Atlas", was honored by the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Admiral Karl. L. Schultz, for his lifetime of honorable and dedicated service to our nation and to the City of New York. Ken protected the people of NYC for over 33 years and retired as Deputy Assistant Chief of Dispatch Operations and Chief Dispatcher in FDNY. Ken also served our country in the US Air Force, where he was an Airman and then a USAF Firefighter. He served in the NY Fire Patrol prior to appointment to FDNY. Ken also provided dedicated service protecting and saving lives as a leader in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Admiral Schultz acknowledged Ken as a "Great American" in his personal citation.
In the photo below, Lt Tom Bendick, FDNY, and Captain (R) John Bendick, FDNY (R), congratulate Ken at eh event they hosted to honor Ken and other site members.
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Other site members receiving acknowledgement for their contributions were: Ignatius "Iggy" Kapalczynski ("fdhistorian") for his fire department historical research and informative postings; Phil Dancey ("lebby") for his EMT and firefighting posts; and Madeline Bendick for her outstanding support to her firefighting family and to members on our site. In addition to John and Tom's personal thanks, Iggy and Phil received citations and new UFA challenge coins. Madeline received a citation, a custom FDNY bracelet and appropriate hugs.
In addition, 4 site members who could not make this event, will be honored for their career service and site contributions at a future event: BC (R) Jack Kleehaas (68jk09"); BC (R) Steve Ternlund (AKA "Whitefish"); FF (R) Dan Potter ("john gage"); and Supervisor (R) Frank Donohue ("FDCE54").
Thank you and well done - Ken, Iggy, Phil, Madeline, Jack, Dan, Steve and Frank.
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What followed was 15 minutes of well wishes from his colleagues in the field and in headquarters, including the chief of the FDNY's Bureau of Communications, he said.
His father would often chip in at emergencies and was even made an FDNY honorary assistant chief, he explained.Last Evening, a great man is finished his long career from behind the scenes of the FDNY. Bronx Supervising dispatcher Gary Greenbaum, dispatcher 26, is working his last tour after 41 dedicated years to the FDNY. He joined the FDNY in 1977, before our c… https://t.co/lK0laP9paB pic.twitter.com/rNiVzjONFO
— Kempter's Fire Wire (@KempterFireWire) April 30, 2018
"I know I'm being prejudiced but not only is it the largest department, it's the best department in the country. It's very special to me and I enjoyed serving them for all these years."
Members of Nycfire.net,
I just learned that one of our frequent contributors to this site has passed away on November 1st '20.
Frank Meade, aka "manhattan" passed away of natural causes in his apartment on West 23rd St in Manhattan at age 70. He would have been 71 on November 5th.
Frank did so much for the members of the FDNY, NYPD, and U.S. Military Veterans. He was very highly respected by the members of those services.
On the anniversary of September 11th he would play a major role in organizing the Father Judge Walk along with the late NYPD Officer Steven McDonald who was shot and paralyzed in Central Park. Officer McDonald passed away just a few years ago.
Frank also reorganized the Veterans Day Memorial Service at Chelsea Park in Manhattan on 9th Ave and 27th St.
I believe that Frank had served in the U.S. Coast Guard and he retired as an Administrator of a large section within a NYC Hospital.
Most recently, Frank started a fund raiser to buy meals for the members of NYPDs 10 Pct, and FDNY Firefighters Engine 3/Ladder 12, as well as the FDNY/EMS members. Frank posted that fund raiser on here and I know that some members contributed to that.
Frank was also very active in his local church.
Not only have "we" lost a good man, but "our entire society" has lost a good man as well. I know that he really enjoyed and appreciated reading the various topics on this site.
Frank was last on this site, the day he passed away on November 1st. We'll miss you Frank. You certainly served your purpose well while on this earth.
God Bless you Frank for all you did. Thank you and may you Rest in Peace.
Here is Frank at the Veterans Day Memorial Service on November 11, 2018