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Photography Fundraiser benefiting FoF

Friends of Firefighters is excited to host some great works by some great artists! All funds raised will go directly to our counseling and wellness services available to all active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families.

 

April’s Firehouse Kitchen Talk to feature Al Hagan speaking on pensions

April’s Firehouse Kitchen Talk will feature a presentation by Retired Captain Al Hagan – ‘Safety of Our Pensions’ in which he will highlight things you can do to insure that you are taking care of yourself as you prepare for retirement. Due to a scheduling conflict with another organization, April’s FKT will take place on Tuesday, April 18th.
Firehouse Kitchen Talk is a monthly event free and open to all active and retired FDNY firefighters. It includes a home-cooked meal and presentation/forum on some aspect of the job – from pensions to rope rescues. Contact us for more info.

Friends of Firefighters Calendar of Services – April 2017

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3. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30
Staten Island 9-5

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Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30, Long Island 1-5, Staten Island 9-5
Yoga – Rockaway Park 7:30-8:30PM

5. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-3, Manhattan 10-3
Biofeedback – Brooklyn 10-1
Yoga – Staten Island 10-11AM*
Financial Guidance – Flexible Hours

6. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-5, Queens 9-5

7. Counseling – Brooklyn 11-2:30, Queens 9-2:30
Biofeedback – Manhattan 10-1

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10. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30
Staten Island 9-5

11. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30, Long Island 1-5, Staten Island 9-5
Yoga – Rockaway Park 7:30-8:30PM

12. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-3, Manhattan 10-3
Biofeedback – Brooklyn 10-1
Yoga – Staten Island 10-11AM*
Financial Guidance – Flexible Hours
On the Arm Breakfast – Brooklyn 8-11

13. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-5, Queens 9-5

14. Counseling – Brooklyn 11-2:30, Queens 9-2:30
Biofeedback – Manhattan 10-1

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17. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30
Staten Island 9-5

18. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30, Long Island 1-5, Staten Island 9-5
Yoga – Rockaway Park 7:30-8:30PM
Firehouse Kitchen Talk – 6:30 – 9PM

19. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-3, Manhattan 10-3
Biofeedback – Brooklyn 10-1
Yoga – Staten Island 10-11AM*
Financial Guidance – Flexible Hours

20. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-5, Queens 9-5

21. Counseling – Brooklyn 11-2:30,Queens 9-2:30
Biofeedback – Manhattan 10-1

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24. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30

25. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-2:30, Long Island 1-5
Yoga – Rockaway Park 7:30-8:30PM

26. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-3, Manhattan 10-3
Biofeedback – Brooklyn 10-1
Financial Guidance – Flexible Hours

27. Counseling – Brooklyn 9-5, Queens 9-5

28. Counseling – Brooklyn 11-2:30,Queens 9-2:30
Biofeedback – Manhattan 10-1

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Contact us for more information or to make an appointment
*Denotes walk-in services

Generosity Brooklyn 5K

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 Birthday, Gary Sinise!

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.

 

 

The 3rd Annual NYC Stair Climb is just a few weeks away!

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.

New counseling office in Queens

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!

Kenneth Pogan, Sr. Memorial Mass – Wednesday, February 22nd

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.

Thank you to The Million Dollar Round Table

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.

FoF closed today

Due to a small fire next door, FoF will close for today. Thanks to a quick response by the FDNY everyone is OK!