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IRISH

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Thanks Willy D

I do gave to say I can't remember falling asleep and if there's no photo evidence then we'll just have to agree to disagree 😂 😂

Worthy of Note: I Have falling asleep in pubs in Dublin "Allegedly" "Might have happened" "could have happened" "who knows"
 

fdce54

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Thanks Willy D

I do gave to say I can't remember falling asleep and if there's no photo evidence then we'll just have to agree to disagree 😂 😂

Worthy of Note: I Have falling asleep in pubs in Dublin "Allegedly" "Might have happened" "could have happened" "who knows"
Dec, there may not be photo evidence but there are MULTIPLE WITNESSES willing to testify!
 

nfd2004

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Willy.... your belated Stocking Stuffers are still trickling in..... https://www.willyssalsa.com

Chief, thank you for passing the word on about Willy’s spicy hot meals.
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Or just plain anytime.
For that Extra Spicy Hot Deal, just tell’em Willy from Nycfire sent ya
 

nfd2004

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We had learned from this site member Phil Dancy "Lebby” that when Frank Meade, aka "manhattan" (RIP) had learned that an American Flag was destroyed that was on the back of one of FDNY/EMS ambulances, Frank purchased another flag to replace that one damaged.

We had learned that from "Lebby" and as I understand it, he put that American Flag on the back of the ambulance, aka "bus", that he uses on his EMS tours providing life saving services to the people and visitors of NYC.

Recently, that ambulance was taken out of service during "Lebby’s" days off, apparently to be replaced by a new unit. In addition to that, the American flag that Frank Meade (RIP) had purchased also went along with that ambulance.

Today (Saturday 1/9), "Lebby" plans to make a trip to the EMS Shops to try and locate that flag. I sure appreciate the fact that Phillip is willing to do this. For many of us, this is a very Special American Flag and I sure hope that he is able to locate it and attach it to the back of the FDNY/EMS unit he operates.

Yesterday, one of our members called me and the discussion led to Frank Meade "manhattan". I could NOT say enough about Frank. He was such a GREAT Individual and did so much for others. His appreciation to the members of the NYPD, FDNY, FDNY/EMS, and U.S. Military Veterans was "second to none".

He was a very educated man but never boasted about his own accomplishments.

Although I only met Frank three or four times in person, I am truly "HONORED" that I DID get that privilege. What a Gentleman and Great Guy he was.

Now my wish is that "Lebby” is able to recover that American Flag that has special meaning to many of us here.

If there's anyone here who might be able to help in the recovery of that flag, please do your best to accomplish that for the members of this site and in memory of our good friend who we lost in November (2020), Frank Meade, aka "manhattan".

Phillip "Lebby”, Thank you for this effort on your part and PLEASE let ALL of us here know if you are able to successfully recover that American Flag.

On January 9, 2021 we had learned that through the efforts of Phillip Dancey, aka "Lebby", he had recovered that American Flag.

Now once again through the efforts of member "Lebby", an EMT with the FDNY/EMS, that American Flag has found a home to be displayed in HONOR of Frank Meade, aka "manhattan", who passed away on November 1, 2020. Frank had purchased that flag after he learned another American Flag was destroyed while being displayed on the back of an FDNY/EMS ambulance.

Today (2/10/2021) I learned after a discussion between "Lebby" and the Captain of EMS Station 7, where Frank lived nearby, it has been agreed to incorporate that flag as part of their new updated memorial inside that station's main entrance. It is yet to be built but once finished, Phillip "Lebby" plans to provide us with some pictures.

Phillip, we THANK YOU for this effort and the huge undertaking on YOUR part in the memory of the late Frank Meade, aka "manhattan". Frank Meade was such a Great and Unselfish individual and ALWAYS remembering to HONOR our military veterans, members of the NYPD, FDNY and FDNY/EMS.

Phillip, "Lebby", I'm sure I speak for many members of this site when I say that "we respect you for the job you do and certainly this undertaking to recover this American Flag". As well as find the right place to have it displayed. I also know that Frank would certainly feel the same. He had the highest respect for people like you.

Of course our thanks to the Captain of FDNY/EMS Station 7 who will include this flag at the inside entrance memorial to be built at EMS Station 7. Station 7 is within the response area of where Frank lived on West 23rd St, Manhattan.
 

nfd2004

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We welcome Retired FDNY Dispatcher Warren Fuchs, aka "Disp 120" on here, but also known as "The Voice of Brooklyn Fire Radio".

Warren is well known among many of us here, as well as throughout the fire service.

He has also been an invited guest on the popular "Gettin' Salty Podcast".

Great to have you here among us Warren.

Hope you enjoy this site that has been provided to all of us by your good friends, Retired Capt John Bendick and his son, Lt Tommy Bendick.

I must also thank Iggy G., aka "fdhistorian", for his computer expertise in helping with a couple of technical issues that made this all possible.

Willy
 
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nfd2004

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Of course Warren Fuchs, aka "Disp 120", not only joins our organization, but like a few others here, has been an invited guest on the popular "Gettin' Salty Podcast" show - Mondays and Thursday evenings starting at 8 pm (est).

Other "Gettin' Salty" invited guest who are members here are:
FDNY Retired Capt John Calamari, aka "jkal"
FDNY Retired FF Garrett Lundgren, aka "69METS"
FDNY Retired FF Dan Potter, aka "Johnny Gage"

Most of the guys that I've talked to after these guys gave their stories said; "We could have listened to them talk for another 5 or 6 more hours".

Those shows can be viewed anytime on you tube - "Gettin' Salty Podcast".
 

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One of our newest members is "T1DeadEndKid". His name is Rich Spagnola and after reading some of the stories in the thread "Our Firehouse Stories" in the General Discussion section he sent me and a few other guys, who contributed to that topic, a message with his email address and asking us to contact him. So that's just what I did.

He sent me an email back describing his interest in contacting us and what he would like to do.

For many years he was a freelance audio/engineer working on live events, TV, corporate events, etc.

About 5 years ago he took a job with Hofstra University as a Senior AV Technician for their events management department. With that came the opportunity to study Audio and Radio Broadcasting which includes their radio station WRHU 88.7 FM.

Of course there's more to tell but maybe Rich, T1DeadEndKid" can add to this.

But because of that and his interest in the fire service, he became a member of this site. He has also been a volunteer firefighter in Freeport(?), Long Island where he started chasing the fire trucks as a kid on his bicycle. Rich is now an Honorary Member of that department.

Based on his line of work and his interest in the fire department, he would like to do a zoom with guys who have their own firehouse stories to tell and maybe share those stories with others.

I told him, I think he has come to the right place. We got a whole bunch of guys here who have firehouse stories to tell. We have Active and Retired guys, volunteers and city paid. Not only that but buffs, dispatchers, etc.

If you might be interested in talking with Rich, aka "T1DeadEndKid", just send him a message here and I'm sure he'll be glad to get back to you.
 

T1DeadEndKid

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Thanks for the good word Willy! It was great talking to you today.

For anyone interested in sharing any funny or unusual firehouse stories, I'm putting together a podcast/radio show featuring some of the funny and outrageous things we experienced as firemen. We all have those firehouse stories of pranks, payback and plain foolishness that takes place when people spend so much time together doing a dangerous and stressful job with a colorful cast of characters. If you like, we don't have to mention names or places to protect the innocent or the stupid. :giggle:

I'm presently a staff member and an Audio and Radio Production student at Hofstra University. This show is being produced as a podcast and assignment associated with WRHU 88.7 FM here in Long Island. With any luck this show has the potential to become a regular thing and I can sure use plenty of material from the brotherhood and its cast of characters to make this show a great piece of entertainment. As Willy said, you can message me here if interested and I can contact you with more info if you like.

Thank You and stay safe.
 

IRISH

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On January 9, 2021 we had learned that through the efforts of Phillip Dancey, aka "Lebby", he had recovered that American Flag.

Now once again through the efforts of member "Lebby", an EMT with the FDNY/EMS, that American Flag has found a home to be displayed in HONOR of Frank Meade, aka "manhattan", who passed away on November 1, 2020. Frank had purchased that flag after he learned another American Flag was destroyed while being displayed on the back of an FDNY/EMS ambulance.

Today (2/10/2021) I learned after a discussion between "Lebby" and the Captain of EMS Station 7, where Frank lived nearby, it has been agreed to incorporate that flag as part of their new updated memorial inside that station's main entrance. It is yet to be built but once finished, Phillip "Lebby" plans to provide us with some pictures.

Phillip, we THANK YOU for this effort and the huge undertaking on YOUR part in the memory of the late Frank Meade, aka "manhattan". Frank Meade was such a Great and Unselfish individual and ALWAYS remembering to HONOR our military veterans, members of the NYPD, FDNY and FDNY/EMS.

Phillip, "Lebby", I'm sure I speak for many members of this site when I say that "we respect you for the job you do and certainly this undertaking to recover this American Flag". As well as find the right place to have it displayed. I also know that Frank would certainly feel the same. He had the highest respect for people like you.

Of course our thanks to the Captain of FDNY/EMS Station 7 who will include this flag at the inside entrance memorial to be built at EMS Station 7. Station 7 is within the response area of where Frank lived on West 23rd St, Manhattan.

Great JOB Philip " Lebby" . I look forward to visiting the station when the world returns to normal to see the tribute

Continue to RIP Frank "Manhattan"
 

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With the 20th Anniversary of the attack on America coming up this September, Nycfire.net member Dan Potter, aka "Johnny Gage", along with his wife Jean will be featured on a National Geographic six part series.

Dan and Jean were interviewed before covid restrictions and were required to sign a confidentiality statement not to say anything.

Dan says that they turned away others and committed to this one production.

Dan's wife Jean also wrote a book titled; "By the grace of God". She was working on the upper floors in one of the WTC towers

Here is the link.

www.72films.com/news-1
 
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