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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Monday, March 30: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Today’s newsletter offers updates on upcoming services, events, and news. Receive newsletters directly to your inbox every two weeks by signing up at the bottom of our website.
GENEROSITY BROOKLYN RECAP
Thanks to everyone who ran/walked, cheered, volunteered, or donated in support of Friends of Firefighters through Generosity Brooklyn Charity 5K yesterday! So far over $14,800 has been raised in support of our mission, with 2 more weeks of fundraising left! A huge thanks to The Generosity Series for coordinating the event. Check back for photos!
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Brooklyn / 11:30AM – 1PM

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback / Manhattan / 10AM […]

Transcendental Meditation Training

Fatal Fire in Brooklyn: Reminder of FoF’s Services for FDNY

The fatal fire that took the lives of 7 children in Brooklyn this past weekend is a horrific reminder of the trauma firefighters face daily and the need for easily accessible counseling and wellness services, which Friends of Firefighters provides.

If you are an active or retired FDNY firefighter or family member, learn more about our services, including our 24/7 Crisis Hotline (1-866-339-7717) here.

 
Image of FDNY firefighters at the scene of the fire, from Yahoo
 

Monday, March 23: This Week at FoF

QIGONG CLASS, 3/23 & 3/25
Join us Monday 3/23 at noon and Wednesday 3/25 at 5PM for a Qigong class, taught by a retired FDNY firefighter. We will follow the instructor’s movements and instructions on breathing through a warm up and 5 different Qigong forms. More info here.
GENEROSITY BROOKLYN 5K, 3/29
Join us and Steve Buscemi this Sunday, March 29 at the Generosity Series 5K by signing up to run/walk or by donating to the cause! We look forward to running a loop of Prospect Park in support of our mission. More info here.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM (Back to Wednesdays!)

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / […]

NYC Firefighter Stair Climb

Thank you New York City Firefighter Stair Climb for including FoF in yesterday’s stair climb! It was an honor. Congratulations and thanks to all the firefighters who climbed the 72 floors at 4 World Trade Center and to the volunteers. You can donate to Friends of Firefighters and Hope for the Warriors through the event’s fundraising page.

Clockwise: Engine 289 Ladder 138 & Ladder 102 with FoF staff, view from the 72nd floor, FoF staff at our table, event logo

Monday, March 16: This Week at FoF

NYC FIREFIGHTER STAIR CLIMB 3/16
Tonight is the first NYC Firefighter Stair Climb! Registration is closed, but donations can be made in support of Friends of Firefighters and Hope for the Warriors on the event’s CrowdRise page. Thanks for your support!
NEWSLETTER
This week’s newsletter has information on the Generosity Brooklyn 5K & Steve Buscemi, an upcoming workshop, a recent grant, and more! Sign up at the bottom of our website to get these to your inbox.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM (Back to Wednesdays!)

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Brooklyn / 11:30AM – 1PM

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Staten Island […]

Join FoF & Steve Buscemi on March 29!

We’re excited to announce that Steve Buscemi, friend of FoF and former FDNY firefighter, will join us in cheering on the 5K runners and walkers who are supporting Friends of Firefighters at the Generosity Brooklyn Charity 5K in Prospect Park on March 29. Buscemi looks forward to meeting fellow supporters of the organization. To register to run or walk on behalf of FoF or to donate to the cause, visit our race page. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!

REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
to run or walk on behalf of Friends of Firefighters
 
If you cannot run or walk in the race, we ask for your support by making a contribution to the cause. A donation to ANY of the Friends of Firefighters race participants (your pick!) goes directly towards providing free and confidential counseling and wellness services to FDNY firefighters and their families. Get started here.

Monday, March 9: This Week at FoF

INTRO TO TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION 3/11
Join us on March 11 from 6:30-8PM at FoF to learn more about TM and how it can benefit the firefighter community. More information here.

“TM is another tool in the toolbox to help people cope. I can tell you the effects of TM on your life — in overcoming stress and gaining calm — will be tremendous.” – Salvatore Cassano, Commissioner (retired) FDNY
ON THE ARM BREAKFAST 3/11
Join us this Wednesday for our monthly On the Arm Breakfast, held the second Wednesday of each month for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Drop by FoF in Brooklyn between 8-11AM for a made to order breakfast, prepared by retired firefighters.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
On the Arm Breakfast / 8-11AM / Brooklyn
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / […]

Big News Coming Monday!

On Monday we’ll be announcing some BIG news regarding Friends of Firefighters’ participation in the Generosity Series 5K on 3/29 in Prospect Park! In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Workshop: Intro to Transcendental Meditation 3/11