SD FDNY Retired

SD FDNY Retired An organization of former FDNY who volunteer as hosts with the USS Midway Museum for the premier 9/11/01 Memorial on the West coast. Keeping the promise to Never Forget!

SD FDNY RETIRED are retired members of the FDNY who volunteer as hosts of a very special 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony. The Memorial Service is conducted on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier, the USS Midway CVS 41. The use of this incredible venue has been made possible for the last 12 years, thanks to the Retired Rear Admiral John McLaughlin and his staff. The Memorial tribute is dedicated specifically to the heroic First Responders and Airline crew members that gave their lives on 9/11/01. Each First Responder will be remembered, including their rank and company. If you will be in attendance and wish to participate in the name reading, please contact us via email, prior to Aug 30th at [email protected]. Previously honored companies include: E33 & L9, E280 & L132, E22 & L13 and E16 & L7. The FDNY Retirees of SD are also welcoming members from local Fire and Police departments, Active/Retired Military and the Wounded Warrior Project to pay tribute. Please contact the group email ([email protected]) with any other questions, concerns or requests. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SDFDNYRETIRED

Operating as usual

09/12/2020
USS Midway Museum

Huge Thanks to the staff of the USS Midway Museum and everyone who participated in todays event. Here is the link to the recording of the ceremony. Thanks for helping keep the promise to Never Forget!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=987521651712661&extid=we4u0TQ5iFRy4KfF

LIVE NOW: Today
marks the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. This morning on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum we are honoring those that left us on
September 11, 2001 and paying tribute to the heroic service men and women, first responders, military and beyond that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Leave a comment below to tell us where you are watching from and if there is someone special you would like to honor today.

#NeverForget #911Anniversary

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09/11/2020

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FDNY Family Assistance Unit
09/11/2020

FDNY Family Assistance Unit

Yesterday the FDNY honored 27 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center. Their names were added to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in a closed ceremony at FDNY Headquarters.

“Our Department made a solemn promise to never forget the bravery and sacrifice of the 343 members who gave their lives on September 11th, and the growing list of heroes who have died due to illnesses related to their courageous work throughout the rescue and recovery effort,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Though we are unable to join in person this year to remember these 27 extraordinary individuals, we still pause to honor that promise by ensuring their memory lives on with their inclusion on our World Trade Center memorial wall.”

To date more than 226 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses. This year, due to the growing number of those who have died, and to ensure room to properly honor and remember their memories moving forward, the wall was expanded for the first time since its construction in 2011.

Those names added this year to the memorial wall are:

Firefighter Owen T. Carlock, Ladder 122
Firefighter Robert M. Gless, Engine 329
Firefighter John B. O’Brien, Engine 329
Firefighter James J. Hurson, Engine 318
Captain Robert E. Collis, Engine 304
Firefighter Joseph Walsh, Ladder 32
Auto Mechanic James J. Sottile, Shops
Firefighter Joseph R. Losinno, Engine 302
Firefighter Robert B. Fitzgibbon, Engine 47
Firefighter Walter E. McKee, Battalion 39
Firefighter John W. Boyle, Rescue 1
Firefighter Roger Espinal, Engine 320
Firefighter Richard J. Tanagretta, Rescue 5
Firefighter Andrew S. Gargiulo, Engine 160
Lieutenant Richard G. Estreicher, Engine 248
Firefighter Clifford R. DiMuro, Ladder 137
Captain Dennis M. Gilhooly, Engine 67
Firefighter Brian W. Casse, Engine 294
Firefighter Michael L. Feldman, Ladder 161
Firefighter Richard B. Jones, Ladder 25
Lieutenant Paul W. Deo, Jr., Engine 317
Firefighter Joseph A. Hatzelman, Engine 218
Firefighter Daniel R. Foley, Rescue 3
Battalion Chief Dennis J. Moynihan, Battalion 18
Firefighter John H. Marr, Engine 34
Lieutenant Kevin C. Dunn, Engine 251
Firefighter Paul J. Greco, Squad 270

The inscription on the Memorial Wall, which was unveiled in September of 2011, reads:

“Dedicated to the memory of those who bravely served this department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery effort at Manhattan Box 5-5-8087 World Trade Center”

Join us online as we keep the promise to never forget.  Watch live on USS Midway Museum's page. Link in comment...
09/10/2020

Join us online as we keep the promise to never forget. Watch live on USS Midway Museum's page. Link in comments. #neverforget #ussmidwaymuseum #sdfdnyretired

Keeping the Promise to Never Forget!
09/01/2020

Keeping the Promise to Never Forget!

08/26/2020
08/18/2020
USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

We are #OpenNow and the safety and well-being of our guests, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. #PressPlay to hear about the new measures designed to ensure a safe and healthy guest experience.

Review safety protocols here: https://www.midway.org/reopening/

These measures are based on guidance from health authorities, including the CDC, along with requirements of the state of California and San Diego County. Please follow all posted instructions while visiting the USS Midway Museum. If you’re not ready to join us yet we understand. When the time is right for you, we look forward to welcoming you back onboard America’s Living Symbol of Freedom.

⚠️ REVIEW NEW SAFETY MEASURES HERE⚠️: https://www.midway.org/reopening/

Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York
08/14/2020

Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York

NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS SLAM CANCELLATION OF 9/11 LIGHT OBSERVANCE

9/11 Survivors Call for Reversal of Decision to Cancel Towers of Light

NEW YORK, NY: FDNY-Uniformed Firefighters Association President Andrew Ansbro released the following statement slamming the decision by the 9/11 Museum to cancel the 9/11 Tribute Lights that have brightened the sky above downtown Manhattan for 18 consecutive years in memorial of the lives lost on September 11, 2001:

“New York City Firefighters stand united in opposition to the cancellation of the annual Towers of Light. The first responders and New Yorkers who have lived through September 11, 2001, and now persevered through the coronavirus pandemic, are feeling betrayed. I haven’t spoken to a single tradesman that isn’t ready and willing to work -- especially, to complete the honor of lighting the sky on the anniversary of the darkest day in American history. These are more than light beams displayed once a year -- they are beams of solace for a still-grieving nation and the literal embodiment of ‘never forget.’

“The Towers of Light have been, and will always be, a symbol showing that New York City and this country can not be kept down, and will stand strong and proud in the face of any tragedy or disaster. It shines to the heavens as a reminder of those we have lost. There has been no time where this message is more relevant and poignant.

“To remove this display this year, of all years, is an indication that the museum does not understand the value, or the importance, of the sacred duties in which they have been entrusted. These lights are a symbol that brings about raw emotion from all New Yorkers, especially those who lost loved ones and responded that day. I call upon the museum to reverse their decision, or risk becoming a new source of loss as New Yorkers look above to an empty sky as we hope to emerge from these dark times. The Uniformed Firefighters Association is an organization of action and we will not stand by. We are prepared to take action if the decision is not reversed,” said Andrew Ansbro, President, Uniformed Firefighters Association.

Bill de Blasio
Corey Johnson
Senator Chuck Schumer
Kirsten Gillibrand
Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York City Council

Almost 20 Years After 9/11, “The Fathers’ Eight” Stand as a Trio | National September 11 Memorial & Museum
06/26/2020
Almost 20 Years After 9/11, “The Fathers’ Eight” Stand as a Trio | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Almost 20 Years After 9/11, “The Fathers’ Eight” Stand as a Trio | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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We regret to announce the passing of our former President Jack Toale.  Jack was a huge part of the 9/11 Midway Memorial ...
05/14/2020

We regret to announce the passing of our former President Jack Toale. Jack was a huge part of the 9/11 Midway Memorial and was a great man, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Thanks to the Pioneer Hook & Ladder Firehouse Museum's Newsletter for this eulogy.

It is with regret that the FDNY Retirees of California announce the passing of its former president John "Jack" Toale. Jack passed away at a nursing home in Middletown , N.J. he was 84 YOA. After a tour of duty with the United States Army he was appointed, as a Probationary Firefighter, to the Fire Department, City of New York .

Following his career as a firefighter with FDNY and upon moving to San Diego he was a proud member of the FDNY Retirees of CalifornIa, eventually becoming its president. He was very proud of his collaboration with Pioneer H & L on planning, providing and implementing the largest, on the west coast, 9/11 Memorial Service aboard the USS Midway and the subsequent reception at the Firehouse Museum.

When first appointed to the FDNY he was assigned to an engine company in Coney Island . He later transferred to Ladder Company 120 in the busy Brownsville section of Brooklyn . His career was cut short when one summer evening Ladder 120 responded to a blazing second alarm where a flashover occurred sending Jack head first down a portable ladder to the pavement some 20 feet below. He spent considerable time in the hospital. However, it should be noted that prior to the fire Jack stood 6'1" and following his discharge from rehab he was 5'3". Jack donated all his turtleneck sweaters to Father Joe's Village, downtown.

He started a second career with the Navy in Point Loma as a Safety Supervisor where he applied his considerable judicial skills to resolving disputes between employees who wanted the thermometer on 72 and others who insisted on 68.

As Jack makes his way down the heavenly hallway he will be missed by the firefighters of FDNY and the members of Pioneer H & L.

Join FDNY Retirees of San Diego, The USS Midway Museum, Wounded Warrior Project, National City Fire Department and San D...
08/27/2019

Join FDNY Retirees of San Diego, The USS Midway Museum, Wounded Warrior Project, National City Fire Department and San Diego Fire Department at 2:30 pm on September 11th, 2019 for the 18th Anniversary Memorial. It is the largest 9/11/01 Memorial on the West Coast. Access to the Midway Museum is FREE and open to all who wish to honor the heroes of that day! Following the Memorial Service, attendees, family and friends are invited to a FREE dinner reception at the San Diego Firehouse Museum. We are a licensed 501c3 non-profit organization and additional sponsorships or prize donations for the raffle at the Firehouse Museum are welcomed and will be mentioned in the 18th Anniversary Memorial Event Program.
Keeping the promise to NEVER FORGET!

Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York
06/14/2019

Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York

Share this flag today to honor those who have defended our flag with their lives, and commemorate the origins of our nations flag #flagday2019

04/23/2019
San Diego City Fire Fighters

San Diego City Fire Fighters

Local 145 President Makes Heart Felt Plea Before SD City Council Considers Firefighter Death & Disability Benefits

All cities in California provide a death and disability benefit to firefighters killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty, all cities except San Diego.

We can not allow our Firefighters to continue risking their life’s unprotected. We have never worked so hard for a benefit that we hope to never use. We are confident that the City Council will do the right thing and restore these benefits to our firefighters

Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York
02/25/2019

Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York

The UFA along with several other unions planned to join comedian Jon Stewart and a bipartisan Congressional delegation in Washington D.C. Feb. 25 to kick off the drive to win passage of the “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act,” which would cover potential shortfalls in funding for the VCF and permanently authorize it.

Is your local politician keeping the promise to Never Forget?
02/05/2019
Is your Member of Congress Going to Cosponsor the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act?

Is your local politician keeping the promise to Never Forget?

Find other Members of Congress For complete lists of all Members of Congress and whether they are planning to be cosponsors of the permanent funding and authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, click the button for the chamber you wish to view above. Find out if your membe

FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums
10/17/2018

FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

Jimmy Ginty
Founding Member of the FDNY Pipes & Drums Band
AUGUST 16, 1934 ~ OCTOBER 15, 2018

Thank You Jimmy, for this beautiful thing you started ☘️

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 17th Anniversarry Memorial.   Special Thanks to the USS Midway Museum, United an...
09/14/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 17th Anniversarry Memorial. Special Thanks to the USS Midway Museum, United and American Airline Crews, Wounded Warrior Project, National City FD and SD Emerald Society Pipe and Drums for doing all it takes to make this event happen. Keeping the promise to Never Forget!

The Ray Pfeifer Foundation
09/09/2018
The Ray Pfeifer Foundation

The Ray Pfeifer Foundation

“I want people to know people are still dying — it’s the day that keeps on giving.” - Bridget Gormley

President Bob Allen and Jon Henderson with the 343 Surf Board at the 2018 San Diego 9/11 Stair Climb.
09/08/2018

President Bob Allen and Jon Henderson with the 343 Surf Board at the 2018 San Diego 9/11 Stair Climb.

07/30/2018
FDNY captain who lost both sons on 9/11 laid to rest
07/15/2018
FDNY captain who lost both sons on 9/11 laid to rest

FDNY captain who lost both sons on 9/11 laid to rest

An FDNY captain who suffered the unspeakable heartache of losing both his sons on 9/11 was laid to rest Saturday, leaving a legacy of public service. Retired Capt. John Vigiano, 79, died Monday aft…

Happy Birthday America!
07/04/2018

Happy Birthday America!

The Ray Pfeifer Foundation
06/08/2018
The Ray Pfeifer Foundation

The Ray Pfeifer Foundation

"Some 75,000 firefighters, police officers, paramedics and rescuers risked their own lives to save others."

International Association of Fire Fighters
05/11/2018
International Association of Fire Fighters

International Association of Fire Fighters

The Senate passed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act this week. This is a huge victory for IAFF fire fighters as we have encouraged members of Congress to support legislative efforts to establish better preventative measures and treatment of cancer among fire fighters. The legislation received bi-partisan support from lawmakers and directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect data on cancer incidences among fire fighters.

Join the FDNY Retirees of San Diego at the largest anniversary memorial on the West Coast!  Ceremony starts at 2:30 pm M...
09/09/2017

Join the FDNY Retirees of San Diego at the largest anniversary memorial on the West Coast! Ceremony starts at 2:30 pm Monday on the US USS Midway Museum. Admission is free, come keep the promise to Never Forget!

Faces of the Fallen: 32 FDNY Heroes Die of 9/11 Illnesses
09/08/2017
Faces of the Fallen: 32 FDNY Heroes Die of 9/11 Illnesses

Faces of the Fallen: 32 FDNY Heroes Die of 9/11 Illnesses

The attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, were the deadliest acts of terror in U.S. history. More than 2,600 people lost their lives when two hijackers crashed passenger jets into the Twin Towers.

National City Firefighters Local 2744
08/31/2017

National City Firefighters Local 2744

Join the National City Firefighters on Sept 11th for the "9/11 Breakfast and Remembrance Ceremony"!
"Never Forget"!

Finalizing the program for the biggest 9/11/01 Memorial on the West Coast.  We are grateful for our sponsors who help us...
08/29/2017

Finalizing the program for the biggest 9/11/01 Memorial on the West Coast. We are grateful for our sponsors who help us to continue to put on this event and the free reception that follows. If you wish to be on the program on our list of sponsors contact us today at [email protected]. Please Share!

A Local Brewery would be a welcome addition to our sponsor list, bottle/can donations would be best (as we have no tap system available at the Firehouse Museum).

If you plan on attending and would like to read names of the heroes of 9/11/01 please send an email to [email protected]

If you plan on attending and would like to read names of the heroes of 9/11/01 please send an email to SDFDNYRETIRED@gma...
08/29/2017

If you plan on attending and would like to read names of the heroes of 9/11/01 please send an email to [email protected]

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REMEMBERING MY PROUD WORLD WAR 11 VETERAN FATHER IN LAW. MR. CLYDE BETHEA SENIOR ,A MAN AMONG MANY .