Simon Ressner is a battalion chief with the Fire Department of New York based in central Brooklyn. Twenty-five years ago, the department, nicknamed New York’s Bravest, took on the added role and responsibility of responding to emergency medical calls. Today, firefighters make some 300,000 runs a year.
Last week, we asked Ressner, 60, to keep an informal diary of his latest 24-hour shift, a tour of duty that began at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 3.
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-OUR MEETINGS INFORMATIVE AND FUN!
~Volunteers for the Fire Museum~
-Counseling Unit Breakfast Schedule~
How to Join the
Retired Members Association -JUST GO TO THE HOME PAGE
We always bring in interesting and informative speakers to address you on the issues at hand. See above, Leroy McGinnis from the UFA at a meeting last year. This past year we have had others speak about wills and trusts, health care, pension issues, upcoming events etc. Jimmy Hayhurst asks all to contribute to Building Homes for Heroes and the response is always positive for our disabled war vets.
See above, Jim Hayhurst addressing a packed house at our meeting in New Hyde Park at the Elk's Club; 901 Lakeville Road. Our other location is in Brooklyn at the K of C Hall; 3051 Nostrand Ave [corner of Quentin Road and Nostrand Ave] We begin at 8pm and enjoy food and beverages but most of all we enjoy hanging out with friends. Make it a point to get to one
of our meetings,
we'd love to have you!
BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT THE FIRE MUSEUM
278 SPRING ST. NYC, NY
One day a week for a few hours plus ample parking.
Helps keep our great history alive to school children
Contact: Sarah Judd, Executive Director (212) 691-1303 est. 15
or Jim Vreeland, Volunteer (718) 833-6410
~Fort Totten CSU:
Fort Totten, Bldg 413B Bayside, NY 11361 (718) 352-2140 meets the 3rd Friday of every month. Meetings begin at 10:00am
~Deer Park Firehouse
94 Lake Ave. Deer Park, NY 11729 (631) 667-3500
meets 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meetings begin at 9:00am
~Staten Island: 1688 Victory Blvd Suite 101 Staten Is., NY (718) 815-4111 Meets the last Tuesday of every month , the location for the breakfast is Jimmy Max Restaurant 280 Watchoque Road
~Middletown CSU: 2279 Goshen Tpke. (845) 695-1029.
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month Meetings begin at 9:00am For further information: Contact Greg Smith at (212) 570-1693 ext-317