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Michael's Memories

Michael's Memories.org  -- Our mission is to provide firefighters that have cancer the chance to take an all-expense paid vacation with their family.

Over the last several years, the diagnosis of cancer has become more and more prevalent in our society.  No profession has felt this more than firefighters. …


Added by Ray J on October 3, 2011 at 12:25am — No Comments


On Sunday September 11, 2011, at 8:00 am, a Memorial Service will be held at the quarters of Engine 40 Ladder 35 "The Cavemen" in remembrance of the members of The Cave who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9/11/2001. Engine 40 Ladder 35 is located at 131 Amsterdam Ave and West 66th Street in…


Added by Ray J on September 11, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

9/11/01 - 9/11/11

Here are 343 brave men I was proud to work with.

Joseph Agnello, Lt. Brian Ahern, Eric Allen, Richard Allen, Capt. James Amato, Calixto Anaya Jr., Joseph Angelini Sr., Joseph Angelini Jr., Faustino Apostol Jr., David Arce, Louis Arena, Carl Asaro, Lt. Gregg Atlas, Gerald Atwood, Matthew Barnes, Gerald Baptiste, A.C. Gerard Barbara, Arthur Barry, Lt. Steven Bates, Carl Bedigian, Stephen Belson, John Bergin, Paul Beyer, Peter Biefeld, Brian Bilcher, Carl Bini, Christopher Blackwell, Michael… Continue

Added by Ray J on September 8, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

New York 9/11/11

 The city will not invite the people who responded on 9/11 to the memorial at Ground Zero on 9/11/11. The city instead will hold a separate-but-equal ceremony — on some other day.After all, President Obama will be there. And we all know where he was on 9/11: In the Illinois state Senate. 5 days later, he would be in church with his family listening to the pastor gloat about 9/11 as chickens coming home to roost for that — as he said on other occasions — god-damn…

Added by Ray J on August 16, 2011 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

James Zadroga 9/11 Bill help

This is a call for help
Many of the 9/11 first responders have developed serious health conditions in the years after the attack. This includes extremely rare early onset of various types of cancer, and they need help overcoming their sickness. These men and women braved unfathomable conditions that threatened their health and safety in the aftermath of tragedy. To strip them of aid in any way is unconscionable, and to do so when there are so…

Added by Ray J on August 1, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments

June 17th Stop and Remember NEVER FORGET

Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, 2001

It was a relatively slow day for FDNY till 2:19 PM when a phone alarm came into Queens dispatch that a fire was in 12-22 Astoria Blvd, Long Island General Supply (a hardware store). Units arrived within 5 minutes and gave a 10-75 (working fire). The boy's were making good progress but at 2:48 PM something went wrong. Witnesses on the scene report hearing a small explosion followed by a huge blast. The shock wave…

Added by Ray J on June 17, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments


Whenever WCBS/Ch. 2's chopper is aloft over a fire, the footage from cameras is fed not only to the station, but to the FDNY's…


Added by Ray J on May 6, 2011 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

Never Forget

Obama visits Ground Zero:…


Added by Ray J on May 6, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments

Why the pathway from door to nozzle needs to be clear

I joined Dave LeBlanc in stressing to you why the pathway from door to nozzle needs to be clear


A blog over at http://backstepfirefighter.com/2011/01/29/make-a-hole-make-it-wide/  discusses why advancing toward the seat of the fire it is important that the path in is clear. Come and check it out. Feel free to pass along.

Let no man's ghost say their training…


Added by Ray J on February 27, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments

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