Info Fax# 33 September 19, 2017

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In a nationwide effort to expand services to more families of fallen firefighters, the FDNY and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) are sponsoring the 3rd annual National Stair Climb at Belmont Park on Sunday, October 1st. Proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU) and the NFFF. Learn more at

Our goal is to have an active member climb for each of the 343 firefighters lost on 9/11 and all members lost since, due to 9/11-related illnesses. If you are interested in climbing to honor the memory of one of these members, please contact: Ret. Capt. John Hemsley at (212) 570-1693 Ext 312 or

Saturday, October 21st, 7-11pm, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 230 East 90th Street, NY. Ticket price $40 per person (includes dinner and entertainment). Featuring Yorkville's DJ Frank Florio. Cash Bar. 50/50. Proceeds will be donated to The Michael T. Carroll Scholarship Fund at LaSalle Academy. For tickets contact: Joe Langan (347)581-4054, Kathy Dodd (917)656-0001, or Doreen Berrios (917)734-3090.

Friday, October 27th at 6pm at Club Macanudo, 26 East 63rd Street, just East of Madison Ave.. 3 hour open bar, 4 brand name cigars, passed buffet dinner, raffle prizes. Neat but casual attire (no jeans or t-shirts). Reservation a must (no walk-ups). All are welcome $125 all inclusive. Contact Paul Fiscetti at 516-582-0011 by October 16th. Please make checks payable to: Columbia Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Paul Fischetti, 212-16 36th Ave, Apt 2A, Bayside, NY 11361.

The Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation (YLD) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Leadership Awards and Scholarships. The program is open to members of Emergency Services organizations such as Fire and Rescue Departments, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management Agencies, Homeland Security, and members of the U.S. active duty military, and National Guard who have an emergency preparedness and response job description; e.g. firefighter, medic, disaster preparedness, etc. Annual awards are approximately $2,500 each. Special awards of greater value may be issued for leadership development related projects proposed by individuals or groups. For application information, visit The deadline for applications is October 30th and awards are made before January 1, 2018.

The Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP) offers New York City employees an opportunity to study at accredited colleges/universities in the metropolitan area. The program, administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), provides full and partial scholarships for graduate study in a wide variety of fields such as business, public administration, policy analysis, law, education, engineering, nursing, public health, computer science, social work, and other profession-specific programs. MGSP is a great way for employees to enhance their skills in areas of interest, while working for the City full-time and studying on their own time. To be eligible you must be a full-time New York City government employee and have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university or will have completed your undergraduate degree by the fall of the academic year for which you are applying.

You must remain a full-time City employee throughout your course of study. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/2019 academic year. All applications must be sent to Jacqueline Merveil, FDNY Registrar, Bureau of Training/Fire & Life Safety, 401 Murray Avenue, Ft. Totten, NY 11359, no later than Friday, November 17th. No extensions will be granted nor will any application be processed unless it goes through the Office of Fire & Life Safety screening. All applications must be typed. Information about the program including the application process and a list of participating institutions is available online at, or you may contact Jacqueline Merveil at 718-281-8465.


Gerard Fitzgerald

Robert Eustace
Recording Secretary