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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bi-weekly Newsletter

FoF sends a short and sweet newsletter every 2 weeks. Sign up on the bottom of our website to get these straight to your inbox! In the meantime, here’s the one we sent out yesterday: New Acupuncture Program and Other Services


Due in part to the generosity of a United Way of New York City grant, Friends of Firefighters is pleased to add acupuncture to our menu of services for active and retired FDNY firefighters and their family members, free of charge.

Beginning next week, August 28, weekly acupuncture will be offered at FoF on Wednesdays from 10AM-4PM. Community acupuncture is offered from 10-11AM (drop-ins welcome), followed by individual one hour sessions (by appointment). Contact us to make an appointment or with questions.

Stay tuned for a bio on Jessica, our licensed acupuncturist!

6th Annual Fall Gala

Our 6th Annual Friends of Firefighters Fall Gala will be held on October 17th, 2013 from 7-11PM at Pioneer Works!

If you are interested in becoming one of our sponsors please click here; to take out a journal ad click here; to purchase tickets to the event click here.  We have many great sponsors on board already and auction items are rolling in. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to become a part of this event and allow us to continue our mission of assisting FDNY members and their families in times of need.

If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor or the event in general please contact our event planner, Maura Buckley, at

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on October 17th!

August On the Arm Breakfast

August’s On the Arm Breakfast is tomorrow, August 14, from 8-11AM.

Breakfasts are held monthly and are prepared by retired firefighters for firefighters and their family members, open to service members as well.

August’s breakfast is sponsored by Ernest DiMaria in dedication to the 6 FDNY Members killed in the Waldbaum’s Supermarket fire on August 2, 1978.

Schedule Update

Please note, FoF will be closing at 2PM today, August 9, and on the remaining Fridays in August. Have a great weekend!

Welcome to our new website!

Thank you for your patience while our website was down. We have been working hard to design a brand new website to better serve you and are excited to be able to show it off! Take a look around and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or comments.

Thank you for your support!

– FoF Team