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Rockaway yoga – new location and time

Yoga in the Rockaways is back! We’d like to give a big thank you to Cecilia Rudden, our volunteer yoga instructor, and to Rockaway Love for generously donating the use of their space!

FoF now offers Yoga in Manhattan!

We are excited to announce a new location for walk-in yoga: lululemon athletica in Manhattan near Union Square! Crystal Fenton, yoga instructor, comes to us with plenty of experience, having worked with NFL athletes and UFC fighters. She is now offering her services free of charge to all active and retired FDNY firefighters and your families. Feel free to drop in!

FoF thanks the Gary Sinise Foundation for their continued support of our Firehouse Kitchen Talk series!

Our Firehouse Kitchen Talk series has been in full swing – in the last two weeks we have had two delicious and informative installments, having heard from a panel of FDNY firefighters and officers sharing and debating techniques to battle wind-driven fires, and retired Chief Vinny Dunn discussing private dwelling battlespace tactics. We thank the Gary Sinise Foundation for enabling these talks to continue!

Chief Vinny Dunn discusses private dwelling battlespace techniques on Tuesday, June 6th.

Tony and Pete, our resident chefs, serve chicken cutlets and salad.

FoF thanks Staten Island Borough President for facilitating an office at the Staten Island Advance!

 
FoF is extremely grateful to Staten Island Borough President James Oddo for facilitating our use of an office at the Staten Island Advance on W. Fingerboard Road! Thanks to the BP and the SI Advance, we can offer convenient counseling to the many members of the FDNY firefighter community who live on Staten Island.

Kristina Hamilton, LCSW, will be available on Staten Island on Mondays and Tuesdays 9-5PM. Contact us for more info or to schedule an appointment!

Photos from today’s BTIG Charity Day!

FoF is honored to participate in BTIG Charity Day tomorrow with Steve Buscemi!

 FoF Executive Director Nancy Carbone will be joined by Celebrity Guest Trader Steve Buscemi in BTIG’s annual Charity Day tomorrow, May 2nd.

BTIG Charity Day is an annual event in which celebrities, professional athletes, and other partners act as representatives for the charity of their choice while raising money through encouraging traders to raise money for their cause. 2017 is FoF’s first year participating and we are so honored that BTIG and Steve are giving us so much support.

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

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.