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SIM108

New member
Joined
Jan 11, 2021
Messages
2
I never got around to introducing myself when I joined. I have been a follower of FDNY since the early 1960s and fully engaged in the fire service for the same length of time. Over the years I have visited with FDNY on many occasions and made a lot of friends ... and lost several of those friends on 9-11. I had the opportunity to work with FDNY as a consultant for 6 months the year before that sad day. I still follow FDNY closely and try to stay current with everything that is going on.

My active time in the fire service is coming up on 54 years. I started in Montreal, spent some time in College Park, Maryland; then Phoenix, Arizona; Shreveport, Louisiana; then back to Prince George’s County Maryland; and finally back to Montreal, where I am hanging in as an Assistant Chief. One of these days I might have to consider retiring.

I appreciate the site as a good source of FDNY news, especially the rapid updates.
 

OMalley

Active member
Joined
Jan 5, 2022
Messages
83
Hey, everyone,

I am excited to have joined this site. I live in Queens and am working toward getting on the job. For as long as I can remember, all I wanted to be was a New York City firefighter. I am currently an EMT and was introduced to the site by a coworker. The depth and breadth of the knowledge here is incredible, and I want to keep learning all I can about the job.

Thanks,
OMalley
 

raybrag

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 1, 2007
Messages
3,433
Hey, everyone,

I am excited to have joined this site. I live in Queens and am working toward getting on the job. For as long as I can remember, all I wanted to be was a New York City firefighter. I am currently an EMT and was introduced to the site by a coworker. The depth and breadth of the knowledge here is incredible, and I want to keep learning all I can about the job.

Thanks,
OMalley
Nice to greet a fellow Italian, OMalley. :cool: o_O :rolleyes:;) P.S. I'm 3/4 Irish, 1/8 Swiss, 1/8 Alsatian. But check out the name! (the 1/8 is Italian Swiss).
 

MagicMan17

Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2015
Messages
91
Hey, everyone,

I am excited to have joined this site. I live in Queens and am working toward getting on the job. For as long as I can remember, all I wanted to be was a New York City firefighter. I am currently an EMT and was introduced to the site by a coworker. The depth and breadth of the knowledge here is incredible, and I want to keep learning all I can about the job.

Thanks,
OMalley
Welcome, this sight provides a lot of great information and has a lot of very knowledgeable members. I have the same story as you - best of luck to all of us. Hopefully promotional soon lol.
 

johnd248

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 14, 2007
Messages
4,469
Welcome Richard. I too was an auxiliary and rode with E 248 and B 41 from 1964 to 1973. Visit the company from time to time. Had lunch with the men in March, 2022.
 

Captain784

Active member
Joined
Jul 20, 2022
Messages
56
My name is Bob Rainey I am a retired FDNY Captain. When I retired I was the Company Commander of Engine 26 in Midtown Manhattan. I spend 30+ year on the job and was assigned to E-27, L-11 & TL-18 as a Fireman. As a Lieutenant is was assigned to Batt. 26 in the South Bronx and spent some covering time in L-19. I also spent some time teaching at the Fire Academy in the Special Projects Unit and "Proby School" Later I was assigned to TL-21 in Midtown Manhattan and had the honor of working in Rescue Co. 1 from time to time. When I made Captain in 1991 I covered in TL-35 & TL-7 in Manhattan and a few tours in Squad 1 in Brooklyn. In 1992 I was assigned at the Captain of Engine 26, one the the FDNYs High Pressure Pumpers, until I retired in 2000. I am also a 48 year member of the Chester N.Y. Volunteer Fire Department Trout Brook Engine & Hose Co. where I was a Captain and later Department Safety Officer 3
 

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