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Welcome to the fall issue. I
hope everyone had a safe
and enjoyable summer. First, I
would like to congratulate my friend, Brendan Corrigan, on his promotion to Lieutenant.
Brendan was the first person I met with
when we first started putting together this
publication. I would like to thank the guys
at E-253 & L-153 for welcoming me into their house, so I could clean up after I ran the Tough Mudder.
If it wasn’t for them, I would have never been able to attend
the Captain James Corrigan Fundraiser that day. I also want to thank
all the houses who invited me to sit down and eat with them. I learned
this summer that the best places to eat in New York City is in an FDNY
Our tattoo contest winner is FF Brian McManus L-153. FF McManus will
be getting a tattoo in remembrance of his late daughter Ava. In addition,
we are also giving a tattoo to Lt. Dave Turner E-38 for his retirement.
Lt. Turner did not win our contest, but we decided as a retirement gift
we are giving Lt. Turner a tattoo to commemorate his career and to
remember those he worked with as a firefighter.
In this issue, we remember FF Daniel Pujdak L-146. From his brother
Dave, we catch a glimpse of Daniel’s life and learned who he was as a
brother, son, man and a New York City firefighter. We also remember
Father Mychal Judge who was lost on 9/11 alongside the men he loved.
In a farewell interview, we have Lt. Dave Turner. He leaves a lasting
impression as he bids farewell to all his friends of the FDNY to start
a new chapter in his life. We heard from the Florida retirees and the
founder of the FDNY Martin/St. Lucie Florida division founder Richard
Kirrsetter L-33 Ret... Rich, along with Bobby Checco L-110 Ret., shared
some of their current photos and some photos from the “War Years.”
We also learn about 911day.org and the ”I Will” campaign from Jay
Winuk. As a day of observance, this annual campaign pays tribute to
the memory of all those lost on 9/11 by honoring them with charitable
service and good deeds.
In November, The Beach House, E-268 & L-137, celebrated their 100th
anniversary. A special thanks to Dawn Turizo for her article which gives
an inside look at what our spouses, children, siblings, and parents, of
not only fireman, but cops, EMS, and our military personnel go through
when we walk out the door for our tour of duty. Also, I must thank
Amanda Floyd from Amanda Marie Artistry for this issue’s amazing cover
photo. Once again, a big thank you to Kyra Neeley for going to events
and allowing me to use her photos of these events.
Merry Christmas to all and have a happy and safe holiday season.They support you, please support them.