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Monday, July 31st: This week at FoF

This week’s services include:

Counseling: In all five boroughs and Long Island
Biofeedback: Wednesdays in our Red Hook Brooklyn office
Financial Guidance: Flexible scheduling – please contact us to set up an appointment
Peer support: Flexible times and locations; contact us and we will set you up with a peer who can provide guidance
Yoga: Available in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Rockaways.

Reminder: We will be closed on Fridays for the months of July and August. Wishing everyone a great and relaxing summer!

FoF Yoga in Manhattan – Next 3 Thursdays on the Upper East Side

Good news for our friends uptown! Crystal Fenton, certified yoga instructor and provider of FoF’s weekly Tuesday yoga session in Manhattan, will be hosting yoga sessions on the Upper East Side for the next 3 Thursdays at 7:30PM. It will take place at lululemon athletica, 1146 Madison Avenue (at E. 85th Street), New York, NY 10028.

July’s Firehouse Kitchen Talk to feature members of the FDNY Field Communications Team

 
Members of the FDNY Field Communications team will be giving us a unique look at how Field Comm units operate at the scene of multiple alarms, major emergencies, and special events. They will also share ways in which an Officer can improve communication at such scenes and are bringing one of the FDNYs newest Seagrave Field Comm units for display.

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.