Friends of Firefighters is excited to once again participate in the Generosity Brooklyn 5K in Prospect Park! The race will take place on Sunday, May 21st. Click here to sign up or support a runner!
Happy 62nd birthday to actor, director, and long-time FoF supporter Gary Sinise! His organization, The Gary Sinise Foundation, supports military personnel, veterans, and first responders, including FoF and the FDNY. He is pictured below with FoF board member Danny Prince and Executive Director Nancy Carbone after being sworn in as Honorary Battalion Chief of the FDNY.
There are 1,632 steps at 4 World Trade Center and we are deeply honored that so many have volunteered to ascend every one of them to raise funds for FoF in the 3rd Annual NYC Stair Climb! Click here to support one of the participants.
FoF is happy to announce a new counseling office in Queens! Lauren Johnson, LMFT, will be seeing clients at an office at Atlas Park Mall Thursdays 9-5 and Fridays 8-4. Contact us to make an appointment!
Kenny, retired with 33 years on the job, started as an auxiliary firefighter with E18 and an FDNY fire alarm dispatcher at the Brooklyn Central Office. Once he passed the firefighters test, he was assigned to Squad 3, from there transferring to E28, Squad 1, then Battalion 22. Kenny spent several days a week at Friends of Firefighters, helping things run smoothly in our historic firehouse, especially when it came to advising for historical accuracy in the firehouse renovations, and educating us on history of the FDNY. Kenny passed away in February of 2015, but his memory lives on.
This morning at the On the Arm Breakfast, FoF was awarded with a generous grant by The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation! Many thanks to the MDRT board and staff for making this happen.
Volunteers Pete Calacione, Tony Catapano, Executive Director Nancy Carbone, David Blake of The Million Dollar Round Table, Associate Director Stephanie Cherry and FoF volunteer Patrick O’Grady are presented with this grant that will go directly toward FoF’s counseling and wellness services for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your families.
Due to a small fire next door, FoF will close for today. Thanks to a quick response by the FDNY everyone is OK!
Join FoF, the NYC Memorial Stair Climb, and The Russo Brothers in supporting Friends of Firefighters and the Stair Climb Participants.
Open to active and retired FDNY Firefighters and your families, the Seven-Day Rescue Challenge includes $100 worth of heart-healthy food, a copy of Rip Esselstyn’s best-selling book The Engine 2 Diet and a progress report after the seventh day to gauge improvement in cardiovascular and overall health. Contact us to RSVP!
Friends of Firefighters will be closed from Friday, December 23rd to Tuesday, January 3rd. If you find yourself in crisis, or would like to speak with someone when we are closed, please call a 24-hour hotline: 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638) or The Samaritans at 212-673-3000. See you in January!
Self-Care during the Holidays