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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Thank you, Marines!

It was with great pride and pleasure that we welcomed The Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) to have their lunch at our Red Hook quarters today. The CBIRF works directly with local first responders to help alleviate human suffering in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) situation/crisis. To our Marines, we thank you. Come back anytime!

6/18 Yoga Class Cancelled

Note to all FDNY yogis: The 12:30pm Monday yoga class at Lululemon has been canceled. The class will resume next week on 6/25.

Additional counseling hours on Staten Island

Additional counseling hours have been added at our Staten Island office. Lauren Johnson, LMFT will now be seeing clients on Wednesdays from 9am-2pm. Please call us at 718-643-0980 or email info@friendsoffirefighteers.org for more information and/or to schedule an appointment.

6/27 Firehouse Kitchen Talk – CANCELLED

Firehouse Kitchen Talk scheduled for June 27th has been cancelled. We will resume with the next Firehouse Kitchen Talk on July 25th. Details to come.

June 6th NYFSCA Fundraising and Campaign Kick-Off Dinner

The New York Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association (NYFSCA) is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote the business of installing, repairing, and inspecting fire sprinkler systems. They are a conduit for citizens, city officials and NYFSCA members to protect public safety through the proper use of fire sprinkler systems. This dedicated nonprofit and trusted industry advocate will be raising funds to support our mission this year, and we are so appreciative. On Wednesday, June 6th, we held an official Fundraising and Campaign Kick-Off Dinner as a way to welcome them to our Red Hook quarters for an up close look at our operations, share stories and organizational goals, and say thank you, face-to-face. We feel really good about this partnership and are looking forward to working with them on their campaign. Thank you to the following NYFSCA members for making the trip out to Red Hook to learn more about our mission and work: NYFSCA President Ivan Pesante, NYFSCA Executive Director Drew Slocum, Victor Pesante from Heads Up Fire Sprinkler, Helen DiLorenzo and Thomas Smith from A Automatic Fire Sprinkler, Henry Fontana from United Fire Protection, NFSA Regional Director Dominick Kasmaskaus, Terry Laffey from Viking Fire Sprinklers, and Gary Lederman from Croker.

The 17th Annual Lt. Joe Gullickson Memorial Picnic – Saturday, June 23rd, 12-6pm

Lieutenant Joe Gullickson responded with his company, FDNY Ladder Company 101 when he was killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Joe’s spirit, on Saturday. June 23rd, the Maverick Foundation will carry on his love for outdoor gatherings with the 17th annual Lt. Joe Gullickson Memorial Picnic, a fun-filled day for families with food, drinks, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. The event also remembers September 11 with the help of FDNY Truck “343,” Bob Barker’s Red Hook Raider “Seven in Heaven” race car, and Jerry Sculley’s rousing rendition of “God Bless America.”
For more details about this annual event and to read about Lt. Joe Gullickson, click here.