Thanks Brother. We are blessed to have worked where we did, when we did.Two thumbs up Garrett, fun show and great stories, I truly enjoyed. Garrett and I worked for NYC EMS before we came on FDNY, although we worked in different sections of Brooklyn, we did share one night working together and getting to know each other in East New York sharing our passion for the FDNY some 42 years ago! The start of our Glory Days!
Thank you for your kind words Bill. I love living down south in retirement, but would certainly have enjoyed the get togethers that members of this site do had I still been nearby. Much like Gettin' Salty, NYCFireNet provides us with the kitchen table.Tonight, Thursday August 20th, another retired member of the FDNY and member of this site will be on the Youtube "Gettin Salty Program" starting at 8 pm EST.
Garrett Lundgren, aka "69METS", will be the guest speaker.
I first met Garrett in Fla in 2014, where he lives with his wife Nancy. Garrett invited me to join him at a monthly gathering of several retired firefighters, many the FDNY and the surrounding area who now reside in Fla. It was a great time and I think the group is called: "East Coast Retired Firefighters Asso" (?). Anyway, a great group of guys all still into the job. I THANK Garrett for that special invite, that I haven't forgotten.
Garrett's father was also a member of the FDNY, I believe a retired Captain and like so many, Garretts son is now also a career firefighter in Fla.
I believe that Garrett worked for the then NYC EMS in Brooklyn before getting on the FDNY. When he did get on the job I believe he started at Ladder 123, then went to Ladder 33 where he also worked with this site administrator, now Retired Captain John Bendick (who speaks very highly of Garrett), followed by Squad 41 where he worked with, I think then Lt Jack Kleehaas, aka "68jk09". From Squad 41 he went onto Rescue 3.
Garrett like so many was forced to retired from the FDNY as a result of breathing issues caused by the recovery efforts after 9/11.
So friends, if you can tonight tune Garrett in. Another great guy and member of this site, who like so many here, are "still into the job".
If you do miss the live podcast tonight, each show is later put on youtube for your viewing at your convenience.