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nfd2004

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Members of this site, I am HAPPY to announce that member "Johnny Gage", aka Dan Potter, author of "Glory Days", "Throwback Thursdays" and "Vintage FDNY War Year Lids", together with almost 600,000 views will be appearing this Thursday evening, August 6th on "Gettin Salty" starting at 8 pm
Thank You Dan. It was a GREAT Show which lasted 2 hours.

Dan even gave a "plug in" for this web site in the beginning of the show.

Also a tip of the hat to Producer Pete, Kevin, and Lou who run the show.

For those who missed it they can check it out at "Youtube - FDNY Firefighter Dan Potter - Experience Podcast".

And let me also add, "Yes, there is a God". After loosing my electric power from the storm, my power came back on at 7:51 pm, just in time to watch the show.
 

fdce54

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Dan, great show last night. You could have used another two hours. Now we have got to get the Grand Poobah himself, Tough Willy on there to recount his days buffing and fighting fires in Connecticut. I like that Kevin said they are going to take the show on the road. It sounds like they are going to track down the elusive Chief J.K.
 

nfd2004

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This evening, Thursday July 2nd, "The Getting Salty Experience", presented FDNY Firefighter Captain John Calamari, aka "jkal" on this site.

Retired FDNY Captain Calamari presented some great stories to the viewing audience.

If you missed the live show, you should be able to check it out later on YouTube - "Gettin' Salty FDNY Firefighter Captain John Calamari".

Thanks Cap, GREAT SHOW.

We've also seen another member of this site on Gettin' Salty.

Retired FDNY Captain John Calamari, aka "jkal" of Ladder 120.

Hope you guys got a chance to see that one too. If not, check it out.

We have other members here who I'm sure a lot of us would like to see on that program.

Here's a few:

Of course Retired B/C Jack Kleehaas, aka "68jk09"

Our site Administrator, Retired Capt John Bendick, aka "jbendick"

Retired Dep Chief Bob Manson, aka *******

Retired Capt Dan Keenan, aka "8060 Rock"

Retired FDNY Firefighter Garrett Lindgren, aka "69Mets"

All of the above - highly respected members of the FDNY. All with their own group of stories to tell. With ALL carrying around a resume of working some of the busiest FDNY companies in the city.

So Kevin, Lou, and Pete, of "Gettin Salty", if you have us tuned in, here's a few guys that are "into the job" and without a doubt - Paid Their Dues. Just ask the guys that worked with them. They'll tell you.
 

mack

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Dan - You were terrific. You can tell a story and make us feel we were there with you. The experiences you have had, the things you have done and the people you have worked with are amazing - and a credit to who you are. We all appreciate Glory Days. Please sign me up for a copy of your book. Most of all, you are a good guy - a terrific person who has done so much for so many people. Thank you Dan!
 

CFDMarshal

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Dan - You were terrific. You can tell a story and make us feel we were there with you. The experiences you have had, the things you have done and the people you have worked with are amazing - and a credit to who you are. We all appreciate Glory Days. Please sign me up for a copy of your book. Most of all, you are a good guy - a terrific person who has done so much for so many people. Thank you Dan!
I concur, I would even like to be in on the publishing if needed. What do you say Johnny Gage?
 

nfd2004

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Dan, most of us here got to know you because of your GREAT Contributions to this site.

But I'd like to also mention about one of the members of this site who actually played a huge part in getting this site off and running.

He is a Yonkers Police Lt who goes by the user name of "Truck 4". Being good friends with this site owner way back in the beginning stages he helped FDNY Lt Tommy Bendick to get the boost that got things going as it is today.

"Truck 4" as he is known here, is a family man and these days pretty occupied with that. Although sometimes he does contribute to the rundowns and incidents of the Yonkers FD.

These days with the difficulties of being a police officer, "Truck 4" has always been very respectful to firefighters. He did contribute to this site in order to make it successful during it's very early stages.

In addition to that, from a personnel level, I greatly appreciate the fact that he was so good to me.

These days we don't hear too much from him. But he is out in the streets of Yonkers, doing his best during this very difficult time to keep the peace within a city of near 200,000 people.

Truck 4, we wish you all the best and please be safe out there.
 

JohnnyGage

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Right on Willy, I believe, especially on this terrific site that we all support our Brothers in Blue for their sacrifice and difficult working conditions that are unprecedented. Salute to Truck 4 Brother!

A special thank you to two good buddies Mack and Elwood for their very kind encouraging words (who knows?). The stories are fun to do, and I'll bet as Willy mentioned there are a ton more great stories waiting to break out from Garrett, Chief JK , Chief Bob, Capt John and Capt Dan that need to be shared.

And thanks to all the viewers who have contacted me with their wonderful thoughts and support too. It has truly been my pleasure.

I think when this virus thing blows over we need to think about a real Ho-down in Bayside! Stay safe and well Brothers.
Best always, Dan/Johnny KMG-365
 

johnd248

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Great show, Johnny. Still can't figure out why, in your travels, you never put in a transfer to E 248, The Heart of Flatbush. LOL
 

nfd2004

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Today, August 9th we have a Very Special Birthday to celebrate.

The guy that made this all possible.

The BOSS of Nycfire.net

FDNY Lt Tommy Bendick celebrates his Birthday today.

So a very Happy Birthday to the Boss of the outfit

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePR_flAAbuk
 
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