Friends of Firefighters 2nd Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-Off

May 17th, 2019

With a great showing and fourteen exceptional chilis, our 2nd Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-Off was one for the books! Thank you to Dentons, Gary Sinise Foundation, The Mandell Family, Pig Island NYC, and TD Bank for ensuring us a night to remember with their generous contributions. Together we raised $40,000 to help continue our mission of providing free, independent, and confidential mental health counseling and wellness services to active and retired FDNY firefighters and their families. Congratulations to our 2019 winners! We're already looking forward to next year!

FDNY Chief Mike Gala with Judges Choice Chili Winners  From left: FDNY Firefighters George Diaz, Tommy Leonard, Jonny Arias, Jason Alonte, and Anthony Bruno of E58/L26 "Fire Factory"  Photo by Mike DiBartoloemo

FDNY Chief Mike Gala with Judges Choice Chili Winners

From left: FDNY Firefighters George Diaz, Tommy Leonard, Jonny Arias, Jason Alonte, and Anthony Bruno of E58/L26 "Fire Factory"

Photo by Mike DiBartoloemo

 

An Evening With Steve Buscemi to Benefit Friends of Firefighters

March 26th, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended An Evening With Steve Buscemi to Benefit Friends of Firefighters. Special thanks to Steve Buscemi, Anatol Yusef, Chef Eric Howard and Chef Dallas Carlson, Auntie Angie’s Sweet Treats, Olivia DeLong, and Max Flatow for volunteering their time to support our cause. Together we raised almost $13,000 to help carry out our mission of providing free, independent and confidential mental health counseling and wellness services for active and retired FDNY firefighters and their family members. We are proud of this achievement and grateful to Steve and our guests for their commitment to our Bravest. Supporting those who are in need is a quality that all firefighters have and it's our privilege to be there for them when they ask for help. 

Steve Buscemi with active members of his old firehouse, FDNY Engine 55.  Photo by  Max Flatow

Steve Buscemi with active members of his old firehouse, FDNY Engine 55.

Photo by Max Flatow

 

 Gary Sinise’s Firehouse Dinner and Grateful American Book Launch

February 10th, 2019

Thank you to every guest who supported Friends of Firefighters by purchasing a ticket to this special event.

We are very grateful.

Photo by FDNY Firefighter  Mike Sapia

Photo by FDNY Firefighter Mike Sapia