Alvin Gonzalez
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  • Staten Island, NY
  • United States
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AAVF - R.I.P. FDNY Prob. FF Vincent L. Malveaux

The AAVF, wishes to express our sincerest condolences on the passing of FDNY Probie FF and FDNY EMT, Vincent L. Malveaux, on 12/3. He had suffered a medical episode during training at the FDNY Training Academy on 12/2. Our thoughts and prayers go…
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AAVF - Thank You Military Veterans

We may not know you all, but we owe you all. Thank you for your service. May God bless you all and may God bless America!
Nov 11
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AAVF - 9/11 Always Remember!

Always Remember 9/11, 20 Years later, time passes, the pain lingers but life goes on. Always keep the memories of our loved ones lost that fateful day and the years since. Always cherish the good times and thoughts, for that time cannot diminish and…
Sep 11
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AAVF - Remember Their Sacrifice

My thoughts and prayers to our fallen service members killed in the recent Terrorist bombing at Kabul Airport and to all our Troops who have fallen, or who have been maimed in this long war. Thank you for service and sacrifice!May our Troops, Fellow…
Aug 29
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"My thoughts & prayers to all affected by the Champlain Towers Condo bldg collapse in Miami-Dade,FL. To First Responders on scene, stay safe!"
Jun 26
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AAVF - Memorial Day 2021

Please remember our fallen service members, who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given us our freedoms.God bless them and may God continue blessing America.AAVF DC A. Gonzalez, Rtd.
May 31
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Funeral Ceremony for SVFD 2nd LT. Jared Lloyd at Various

April 3, 2021 from 10am to 5pm
The LODD funeral ceremony for Spring Valley FF 2nd Lt. Jared Lloyd on Sat, 3/3/21, will occur at Palisades Credit Union Park at 1 Provident Bank Park Drive Pomona, NY 10970  (next to RC FTC) Service begins at 11:00am Please muster at the Rockland County Health Complex- Bldg ‘L’ (Social Services) 50 Sanatorium Road, Pomona, NY 10970. Each bldg has visible signs on the Sanatorium Rd. If the parking area at Bldg ‘L’ fills up, please use the parking area across the street or adjoining parking lots…See More
Apr 2
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AAVF - R.I.P. Jared Lloyd, Spring Valley FD 2nd Lt.

The AAVF wishes to express our sincerest condolences on the passing of SVFD 2nd Lt. Jared Lloyd,on 3/12. LODD, Nursing Home fire with partial bldg collapse in Spring Valley, NY on 3/23. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and…
Mar 25
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AAVF - R.I.P. FF Peyton Morse, Watertown FD

The AAVF wishes to express our sincerest condolences on the passing of WFD FF Peyton Morse, on 3/12. He had suffered a medical emergency during an SCBA training drill at the NYS Academy of Fire Science, Montour Falls, NY on 3/3. Our thoughts and…
Mar 14
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AAVF - Thank You Veterans

The AAVF with respect, honor and gratitude, thanks all our veterans who have served our country and those who continue in serving our country today fighting for our freedom. God bless them all!
Nov 11, 2020
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AAVF - Never Forget 9/11

The Assn. Aux-Vol Firefighters, never forgets 9/11, a time to remember and reflect on the fallen, those who are ill, the heroes of that fateful day and the enduring spirit that will forever be their legacy.
Sep 10, 2020
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"Thank you Adeleke, welcome to Firefighter Nation and also for your comment on my discussion Free Online Training. There are many resources available on FFN on different  blogs, forums and groups. Take care and stay safe, Brother!"
Sep 10, 2020

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Profile Information

What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Job Function
Assistant Chief/Deputy Chief
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Assn. Aux - Vol Firefighters, West Lawrence, NY
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Congressional Fire Service Institute
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Assoc., Intl.
Fire Dept. Safety Officers Assoc.
Firefighter & EMS Foundation
Firefighters For Christ
Firemen's Assoc. State of New York
Friends of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
National Assoc. Emergency Medical Technicians
National Assoc. of Fire Investigators
National Assoc. For Search And Rescue
National Assoc. of Hispanic Firefighters
National Vol. Fire Council
New York Retired Vol. Firefighters Assoc.
New York State Assoc. of Fire Chief's
New York State Vol. Ambulance and Rescue Assoc.
New Jersey and New York Vol. Firemen's Assoc.
Southern New York Vol. Firemen's Assoc.
Volunteer Firefighter Alliance
My Training:
Active Shooter Awareness
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Amateur Radio - Technician
Anaphylaxis Awareness
Anhydrous Ammonia Awareness
Alzheimers Awareness
Asthma Awareness
Autism Awareness
Basic Hazmat Life Support
Behavioral Health for the Fire and Emergency Services
Bloodborne Pathogens
BLS Health Care Provider
Boating Safety
Burn Care - Pre - Hospital Provider
Cancer Awareness
CEVO 3 - Ambulance
CEVO 3 - Fire
Chemical Suicide Awareness for First Responders
Child Abuse Reporting
Chlorine Safety
Community Emergency Response Team
Confined Space - Awareness
Core Disaster Life Support
County Animal Response Team
Courage to Be Safe
Crime Scene Awareness
Crude By Rail Emergency Response
Developmental Disabilities Awareness
Effective Fire Dept. Leader
Electric Vehicle Safety Awareness
Electrical Safety
Elder Abuse Awareness
EmComm - Level 2
Emergency Oxygen Administration
Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance Awareness
Emergency Response to Terrorism
Emergency Services Risk Reduction Program
Energy Storage Systems Safety
Epilepsy and Seizure Response
Ethanol Emergency Response
FEMA EMI Professional Development Series
Fire Ground Accountability
Fire Ground Survival Awareness
Firefighter Bail Out System
Fire Service Ethics
First Aid- Basic
Flood Cleanup Awareness
HazCom/Right To Know
HazMat- Operations
HazMat Security Awareness
Highway Safety for Emergency Service Personnel
Healthcare Ergonomics
Human Trafficking Awareness
Hydrogen Safety
Incident Safety Officer Series
Infection Control
Injury Prevention on the Fire Ground
Is Your Department at its B.E.S.T.?
Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge
Leadership for the Fire and Emergency Services
LNG Awareness Emergency Response
Machinery Rescue Awareness
Managing A Modern & Effective Fire Dept.
National Safety Culture Change Initiative
National Traffic Incident Management
Natural Gas Safety
Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Administration
Partnering For Prevention
Passenger Train Emergency Response
People with Disabilities Awareness
Pet First Aid and CPR
Pipeline Emergencies - Awareness
POV Safety Operation
Preventing and Coping with Suicide in the Fire and Emergency Services
Propane Emergencies
Pyschological First Aid
Rad/Nuc Awareness
Railroad Emergency Response HazMat Awareness
Railroad Safety Awareness
Responding To Utility Emergencies Awareness
Responding To Violent Incidents
Safety Tops Our Priorities
Sexual Harassment Awareness
Skywarn Spotter
Solar PV Safety for Firefighters
Stop The Bleed
Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel
Stroke Awareness
Structural Collapse Awareness
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Surface Ice Rescue - Awareness
Suspicious Activity Reporting Fire - EMS
Swift Water Rescue - Awareness
Taking Care of Our Own
Train The Recruiter
Transgender Issues Awareness
Understanding and Utilizing International Fire Code
Wildland Fire Assessment Program
WMD/T Awareness
Numerous DHS/FEMA, Red Cross, USFA/NFA Certifications
Numerous firematic seminars and workshops
About Me:
I am a Deputy Chief, now retired after 12 yrs, with the Assn. Aux - Vol Firefighters in West Lawrence, NY, serving on a volunteer fire disaster response team and a ceremonial unit. The AAVF having disbanded, in early 2021 and ceased operations due to staff shortage. It had existed for 31 years, proudly serving the community of West Lawrence in Far Rockaway. I was a 9/11 volunteer with NYC Transit. I have also volunteered, with the following organizations: American Red Cross Greater NY, NYC Animal Care Control, NYC CB 12 Community Emergency Response Team, and the NYC Medical Reserve Corps.
Day Job:
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
After volunteering at Ground Zero on the pile, I felt that I needed to do more to help out the next time another disaster occurs. I then became involved in disaster response as a volunteer with several organizations. In 2009, I joined the fire service. Though I am now retired, I am ever so grateful, that I was able to serve those in their time of need and give back to the community.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I love being a part of the fire service, because it is truly a brotherhood, proud in tradition, and always there to serve.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Top issues that I feel are facing responders in the volunteer fire service are, recruitment and retention. Also the lack of funding for updated equipment, supplies and training is especially hard, on smaller departments.

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