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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Happy One Year, Drew

If you’ve ever called or visited Friends of Firefighters you’ve been met with Drew’s friendly smile and demeanor.

Drew joined us as Administrative Assistant in September 2013 and the office wouldn’t be the same without him. His professionalism, organization, and ability to go above and beyond, not to mention his sense of humor and southern charm, are some of the qualities that help keep the office running smoothly.

Congratulations on your one year Friends of Firefighters anniversary!

Drew, Katherine, and Stephanie pictured here at the Generosity 5K Charity Series earlier this year

Fala Gala Ticket Price Increase

Fall Gala: Ticket Price Increases This Week
We are very excited for you to share in our 7th Annual Fall Gala on October 16 at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn! Some highlights of the evening include:-Photo Booth
-Auction & 50/50
-Live Music & DJ
-Celebrity Appearances
-Outdoor Garden

Tickets: Make sure to buy yours before October 3rd, when the general price will increase from $100 to $150 per person. Firefighters who plan to wear their Class A’s pay $75 and firefighters otherwise pay $100.

FDNY Firefighters: As with previous years we look forward to enjoying dinner prepared by you. If you are able to stay and serve you will receive 1 ticket to the event. Complete this form as soon as possible.

Other details: Look out for another e-mail closer to October 16th for good-to-know information, such as transportation and parking, auction item donors, checking-in, and more. For questions in the meantime, contact us directly.Consider a donation if you cannot attend 

See you on October 16!

9/29: This Week at FoF

FALL GALA TICKETS
Tickets for our 7th Annual Fall Gala increase this Friday, October 3 to $150 per person, so make sure to purchase yours now! We’re looking forward to another great event.
NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter for Fall Gala info, highlight on our Administrative Assistant Drew Johnson, and services.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge, at our Brooklyn address unless noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line / Accessible from anywhere at any time

MONDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island (NEW ADDRESS: Limitless Fitness has moved down the street to 322 New Dorp Lane)
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY (NEW DAY!)
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback Program / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment

9/22: This Week at FoF

YOGA CHANGES – REMINDER
Staten Island Yoga: Limitless Fitness has moved down the street to 322 New Dorp Lane

Rockaway Park Yoga: Thursday night class has moved to Wednesdays at 7PM, same place
TUNNEL TO TOWERS 9/28
Friends of Firefighters staff will be running/walking in Sunday’s Tunnel to Tower’s 5K – look out for our t-shirts and say hi!
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge, at our Brooklyn address unless noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line / Accessible from anywhere at any time

MONDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island (NEW ADDRESS: Limitless Fitness has moved down the street to 322 New Dorp Lane)
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY (NEW DAY!)
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

THURSDAY:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback Program / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment

Yoga Changes

Beginning this week:

Staten Island Yoga: Limitless Fitness has moved down the street to 322 New Dorp Lane, same time (10:15-11:15AM)

Rockaway Park Yoga: Thursday night class has moved to Wednesdays at 7PM, same place (Mrs. Elaine’s Dance Studio at 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY)

9/15: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter for info on a new biofeedback program and our other services.
UFA UNION MEETING
We’ll be at the first UFA Union Meeting of the season – make sure to say hi!
YOGA
Beginning this week:

Staten Island Yoga: Limitless Fitness has moved down the street to 322 New Dorp Lane

Rockaway Park Yoga: Thursday night class has moved to Wednesdays at 7PM, same place
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge, at our Brooklyn address unless noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line / Accessible from anywhere at any time

MONDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island (NEW ADDRESS: Limitless Fitness has moved down the street to 322 New Dorp Lane)
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY (NEW DAY!)
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

THURSDAY:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback Program / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment

9/11 Anniversary

Thursday, September 11, 2014 marks the 13th anniversary of the attacks to the World Trade Center. For some, this anniversary may trigger difficult memories and uncomfortable feelings of grief, sadness, and/or anger. It is important to attend to and respect those feelings and thoughts.

Know yourself and consider how you would like to mark this day
Be flexible - you may choose to change your plans as the anniversary approaches
Allow others to support and care for you

If troubling feelings persist, or you need to reach out, call us. You can reach us at 718-643-0980 or call On the Line, Friends of Firefighters 24/7 hotline at 866-339-7717. You aren’t alone.

Please note, we will be holding our monthly On the Arm Breakfast as planned on Wednesday, September 10 beginning at 8AM.

9/8: This Week at FoF

HBO FDNY DOCUMENTARY 9/8
“A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY” takes a close look at what it’s like to be a member of the country’s largest fire department. The documentary is produced by FoF Board of Advisor member and former FDNY firefighter Steve Buscemi. Watch the trailer here. It premiers tonight on HBO at 9PM.
ON THE ARM BREAKFAST 9/10
September’s On the Arm Breakfast is this Wednesday, September 10 from 8-11AM. Breakfast is prepared by retired firefighters and open to active and retired FDNY firefighters, their family members, and FoF volunteers and friends.
9/11 ANNIVERSARY
Friends of Firefighters will be open as usual from 9-5 on Thursday,  September 11. See below for a list of Thursday’s services or stop by for a cup of coffee.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge, at our Brooklyn address unless noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line / Accessible from anywhere at any time

MONDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island (new address beginning 9/15 – check back for details)
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
On the Arm Breakfast  / 8 – 11AM

THURSDAY:
Counseling / […]

9/2: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter to read about T.J. Maxx donation, upcoming HBO documentary, 9/11 anniversary, and services.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line / Accessible from anywhere at any time

MONDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 2PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15 – 11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island (new address beginning 9/15 – check back for details)
Financial Guidance / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Upper Manhattan / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

THURSDAY:
Counseling / Forest Hills, Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM – 1PM / Drop-ins welcome
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM / Mrs. Elaine’s NEW location: 112-20 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback Program / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
COMING UP
“A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY” takes a close look at what it’s like to be a member of the country’s largest fire department. The documentary is produced by FoF Board of Advisor member and former FDNY firefighter Steve Buscemi. Watch the trailer here.

Set your calendars and DVR for the premier on Monday, September […]