Tag Archives: FDNY

Event Spotlight: Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb & 1st Annual Training Day

As September approaches, I have been keeping up with the events that are being planned in Charlotte, NC for the Charlotte Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. While I have climbed at a variety of venues, one of the best ones that I have attended is not too far down the road in Charlotte. I first attended the Charlotte Climb 2 years ago, and have made the trip every year since.

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Blowin’ Smoke with Chief John Salka

This edition of Blowin’ Smoke on The “Model City” Firefighter features FDNY (Retired) Battalion Chief John Salka. Battalion Chief John Salka served for 33 years with the FDNY and was the Battalion Commander of the 18th battalion in the Bronx. ...

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Blowin’ Smoke with Kevin Shea (FDNY)

ModelCityFirefighter.com’s newest article of Blowin’ Smoke features Kevin Shea, a retired firefighter from FDNY. We are very excited about this Blowin’ Smoke article and grateful for the opportunity to interview Shea on the site. I had the pleasure of meeting ...

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

As I sat in the recliner last night watching the NBC Nightly News special coverage about Hurricane Sandy last night, I have to admit…tears came to my eyes. Seeing the fires at Breezy Point, the mass destruction on the coast ...

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Three Hundred and Forty Three

The “Model City” Firefighter is pleased to announce that we are once again growing. We would like to welcome Mike Bish to the crew as a Contributing Writer. Bish previously operated the fire service blog, tenseventyfive, and due to a ...

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Competing With The Best

This is the third part of Brian Edwards’ story about competing with the best in the business during his travels across the country. He also outlines his upcoming events that he is scheduled to participate in this year. In the first article, Brian ...

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