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fdce54

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Congratulations Joe on your well deserved retirement. Now you too can get plenty of food stains on your shirt as our commandant Captain "Tough" Willy D does. Enjoy your retirement and don't forget to throw out your alarm clock. You won't need it anymore.
 
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Signal73

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Like to take the time to wish one of our “Young Guns” a Happy 25th Birthday.
Happy 25th Birthday to the Staten Island native him self. FDNYSTATENISLAND Aka Nicholas F
I must say I wish I was still 25 haha

Hope you enjoy your day
 

nfd2004

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Like to take the time to wish one of our “Young Guns” a Happy 25th Birthday.
Happy 25th Birthday to the Staten Island native him self. FDNYSTATENISLAND Aka Nicholas F
I must say I wish I was still 25 haha

Hope you enjoy your day

Happy 25th Birthday "FDNY-S.I".

Thank you also for your contributions to this site.
 

68jk09

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Best Wishes for a Happy & Healthy Birthday.....Thank you for your work here.
 

JohnnyGage

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Happy and healthy good wishes to Mack and Gman on their new ventures! Good luck, stay safe and have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
 

fltpara16

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Congratulations Mack! Happy Birthday FDNY SI, and good luck to Gman. I hope you all, and all members of this site, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
 

mack

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Welcome Mark. If you are a friend of Bill's, well.....you are starting off with two strikes against you.

Glad you are one of us.

Happy Thanksgiving.
 

STAjo

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Congrats To All, God Bless.
The Work You Do for us here is Fantastic!
I Join in Wishing All, a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving. (i'll be working a4 -12 But; We are getting
a Holiday Meal of Turkey, 'Taters, & Stuffing !) :cool:
 

mack

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Members of Nycfire.net, once again it gives me great pleasure to announce another member of my alumina called the Norwich Fire Dept.

Maybe 20 or so years ago, my brother and I are in a neighborhood store in West Haven, Ct. My brother, a Bridgeport Firefighter at the time, tells me that he knows a young guy that works there and says he is taking the next test for the Norwich Fire Dept, aka "Rose City's Bravest". So we go in there and he introduces me to him. His name is Mark Siscuso and Mark tells me that he signed up to take the next test for the job. I could tell that he's really into it by the things he's saying.

So I wish him luck and in my mind I'm thinking; "Yea, him and a few other hundred guys taking that test for about 4 or 5 openings". I didn't want to sound negative but "I wouldn't count on getting it".

The testing process begins and a year or so later, we get word that our new probies will ride with us for a couple of days before going into the Recruit Probie Class for the next 10, 12 or so weeks. We get two probies assigned to ride with us for the day.

We sit down and I tell our two new probies what is expected of them. I have no idea who they are when I first meet them. When we are finished Mark "nfdcanman" says to me, "How's your brother doing" ? I asked him, "how do you know my brother" ? Mark says: "he used to come into the store I worked at in West Haven" and he says he remembers meeting me too.

I had just written Mark, aka "Sparky" as he was later nicknamed off. But "The Spark" did EXTREMELY WELL. I couldn't wait to tell my brother who our newest probie was.

After Probie school Mark joined us as part of our team. He was required to become an EMT and later I believe he was one of the first members to become a part of the newly formed HazMat Team. Used both on a citywide, as well as regional basis. Mark was also promoted to Lt a few years ago. He's the kind of dedicated officer that fire depts need to lead those under his command.

"NFDcanman" has been a member of this site since December, 2017.
"Sparky", I'm sure you've already enjoyed this site. I'm also sure you will fit right in because; "You're Into It".

By the way Mark, sometimes I see you guys riding by in the rigs. It still lights a "Spark in me", wishing that I was back riding in your seat. Whenever you see the Willy Ds Buffmobile out there, just give him a toot on the horn. "It'll make my day".


Welcome LT Mark Siscuso, Rose City's Bravest - aka "NFDcanman".


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Mark is NFD's HAZMAT/EMT specialist, Mass Urban Search and Rescue Team member, US&R Incident Support Team HAZMAT specialist and instructor at CT and MA Fire Academies. Welcome Mark.
 
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mack

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Members of Nycfire, I would like to introduce you to a Very Special Friend of mine who has recently become a member of this site.

But before I do, let me give you just a couple of facts about him. When you read them, you may understand why we have been good friends since 1989.

I would chase the fires in Bridgeport, Ct
He would chase the fires in New Haven, Ct

I was first introduced to the FDNY as a guest and riding with Brooklyn's Rescue 2
He was first introduced to the FDNY as a guest and riding with Manhattans Rescue 1

I once delivered mail to his house in one of the Richest Towns in Connecticut
Yet, a few years later we would work together in one of the Poorest Towns in Connecticut

He was originally from Canada before moving to Connecticut.
His father was the President of a large Telecommunications Company
There our lives were totally different but it sure didn't matter.

In 1989, "scarter", aka Stuie Carter, became a firefighter in Norwich, Ct. Not exactly what his parents might have expected their son to be.
The first day, I met Stuie, I said to him; "you came from Westport to work here" ? He said yes, because he just wanted to be a fireman.

From that day on, I could relate and we became the best of friends working together on the same shift and then in 1990, in the same firehouse, when I got promoted.

We would also buff the FDNY together.

Stuie always wanted to learn and for the most part he worked the busiest engine called Squad "A". As time went on, Stuie was ALWAYS willing to help teach younger guys about the job.

Over the years, he taught a lot of guys and I was very happy to see when he got promoted to Lt., then Captain, then Battalion Chief. In 2016 B/C Carter retired from the job.

He now works part time as a Flight Attendant for Jet Blue Airlines.

I think a couple of guys here might have met Stuie a few years ago at Maggie Mays in Bayside Queens.

We welcome my good friend, Stuie Carter, aka "scarter", as one of our newest members.

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68jk09

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Congratulations Joe on your well deserved retirement. Now you too can get plenty of food stains on your shirt as our commandant Captain "Tough" Willy D does. Enjoy your retirement and don't forget to throw out your alarm clock. You won't need it anymore.
Don't throw the alarm clock out ......you just have to dust it off & R & R it from time to time for early DR visits....after all isn't that what Ret is for ....to be available for Dr. appts....hopefully yours will be few.
 

mack

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Don't throw the alarm clock out ......you just have to dust it off & R & R it from time to time for early DR visits....after all isn't that what Ret is for ....to be available for Dr. appts....hopefully yours will be few.

Thanks Chief. It will be good to have plenty of conversation topics to talk about - meds, hospital procedures, memory issues, foods easy to digest, how everything has gone to hell, and how good the "good old days" were.
 

raybrag

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Don't throw the alarm clock out ......you just have to dust it off & R & R it from time to time for early DR visits....after all isn't that what Ret is for ....to be available for Dr. appts....hopefully yours will be few.
Ain't it the truth, Chief. I've noticed . . . seems every new person I meet has the same last name . . . "Ologist". :cool: o_O 🥴
 

fdce54

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Don't throw the alarm clock out ......you just have to dust it off & R & R it from time to time for early DR visits....after all isn't that what Ret is for ....to be available for Dr. appts....hopefully yours will be few.
I make my doctor appts in the afternoon. No alarm clock needed.
 
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