65-2 #21 April 06, 2006

Upcoming Events / Reminders

  1. UFA Annual Financial Report
    In accordance with the UFA Constitution UFA Financial Statements are being mailed this week to each Delegate and Firehouse for posting. The report will also be a special order of business at the April 13 General Membership Union Meeting.

  2. Retro Uniform Allowance
    FDNY Payroll reports that all members who were eligible and received uniform maintenance allowance in December 2005 will receive $91.67 in retroactive uniform allowance in the April 7th Paycheck. The uniform maintenance allowance increased by $100 annually effective August 1, 2005 in accordance with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The retroactive money covers the 11 months from August 1, 2005 thru June 30, 2006 fiscal year, which is consistent with how this allowance is paid each December. Uniform Payroll has not yet released a date that holiday pay retroactive money will be paid. All other retroactive monies, including any OT, has already been paid. Members who believe there has been an error in their paychecks should submit a payroll inquiry (include all proper documentation) with the assistance of your officer.

  3. FDNY-NYPD Hockey Game
    The Annual FDNY / NYPD Hockey Game is on Sat April 8th at 1pm at Nassau Coliseum. For more info, log on to www.fdnyhockey.com.

  4. Blood Drive at FDNY - NYPD Hockey Game
    Taking place before and during the FDNY / NYPD Hockey Game Sat April 8, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale. Pre-register by calling 516-478-5066 and receive 2 tickets to the game. Receive official “Played Hockey-Gave Blood” T-shirt when donation received. Sponsored by Nassau County HS Hockey League.

  5. Police / Fire Run
    Sat. April 8, 2006, at 1000 hours, the 29th Annual Police/Fire Run will be held in Central Park. All active and retired members are eligible to participate (guests may run, but without a number). Race starts at 103rd Street and Central Park Drive in Central Park. Registration is at P.S. 171 located at 19 East 103rd Street between 5th and Madison Avenue. For further information, contact E-37/L-40 at 212-570-4237. Pre-registration is $15, $20 on the day of the race.

  6. Palm Sunday Mass at Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance
    Annual Palm Sunday Mass will take place Sun April 9 at 130 PM at the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance, Keyspan Park, 1904 Surf Ave, Coney Island. All are invited to attend. Seating is limited. Dress for the weather. This is an outside event. Rain location will be Our Lady of Solace Shrine - West 17th Street and Mermaid Ave.


  7. FDNY Baseball Team Tryouts
    Apr 9th and 30th @ Forest Hills High School, Queens at 4PM. 50 game schedule plus tournaments and charity game against NYPD at Keyspan Park in June. Contact Scott Miller 917-225-7872 or scott@nyfiredup.com. If you cannot make the tryout and have college or pro experience we can arrange other options.


  8. Annual Day at the Circus
    The Annual Day at the Circus for the handicapped children of NYC will be held on April 10 at MSG. FDNY members will meet at 0830 hours at the employee’s entrance, W33rd Street and 8th Avenue, Manhattan. All members are requested to wear something related to the FDNY, (e.g., tee/sweat shirt).For further information, contact Firefighter Vincent Tummino, B-22, at 718-494-4289 or 917-757-6022.


  9. FDNY Cycling Team Benefit Bikeride
    FDNY Cycling is taking part in benefit bicycle ride in Manhattan. Laurent Robin, a French Firefighter, has been cycling around the world to raise money for a sick child in his hometown. Members will be riding with him as he arrives here in NY City on April 14th from Montclair, NJ via the George Washington Bridge, down the West side to Ground Zero. Cyclists can do the entire ride (about 20 miles), or join at the GWB for the trek Downtown. This is a non-supported ride (must be self sufficient),and open to traffic. There is no fee, but donations will be accepted. Anyone interested contact Doug Dicks, Ladder 78 (718)-344-3245, or E-mail: dougfdny@msn.com


  10. Lt John Bellew Memorial 5K Run
    Sat April 15 beginning at Pearl River Volunteer Firehouse 58 Central Avenue, Pearl River, NY at 11 AM. $15 by April 8th, $20 after and on Race Day, $5 children under 12. Day includes a 1/5 mile race for children under 8 at 10AM, 1/2 mile race for kids between 7 and 12 at 1030AM (all kids receive medals), post race party. Make checks payable to: John Bellew Scholarship Fund c/o Daniel Coleman, 26 Hayward Ave, Miller Place, NY 11764. For applications or info contact Dan Coleman - 631-804-7969, Dan McCloskey - 845-304-2590, Bobby Greer - 914-438-2887


  11. FDNY Boxing Smoker
    Fri April 21st at 8pm the FDNY Boxing Bravest will host a smoker at Christ the King High School, 69-02 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, Queens. Tickets: $20 for General Admission. 1/2 of proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more info log on to www.FDNYBOXING.com.


  12. 8th Annual Scott’s Race
    Sun. April 23rd at 1000 AM taking place at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island. The annual event honors the memory of Captain Scott LaPiedra and raises money for the UFA Thomas Elsasser Fund and the FDNY Widow’s and Children’s Fund. The 5K run / walk also raises money to support our troops. Kids under 12 free. For more info please contact George Reese 516-642-4400

  13. FDNY Bravest Night of Comedy
    Thurs. April 27th beginning at 8 PM at Queensboro College Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside. Tix are $25. Headlining is Colin Quinn. Hosted by Ray Garvey and including FDNY’s Bravest Comics. For more info or tix please call
    718 - 631-6390

  14. FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing
    Formerly known as the “Ronaldson Outing,” this is the largest golf outing in the country and is taking place May 21-24 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Packages are available by visiting www.fdnygolf.com


  15. 5th Haskell Brothers Golf Outing / Dinner Dance
    Taking place May 25th at Lido Beach Golf Club, Lido Beach, NY. Dedicated to the memory of brothers Timothy and Thomas Haskell who gave their lives in the performance of duty on 9/11. This year the event is raising funds for the FF Transport Foundation and the Honor Legion. The event sells out quickly each year. For more info on the event please call Steve Mendelsohn at 718-520-2581 or Dawn Haskell Carbone at 516-396-2943


  16. America’s 9-11 Ride - Scholarship Applications
    The annual ride from the Pentagon to the WTC provides the means for children of ALL 1st responders to be eligible for scholarships to help pay for college. This year’s deadline is April 30th. All necessary info is provided at www.americas911ride.org. Candidates need to download forms and return them to the provided address by April 30th to qualify.

  17. Engine 201 4th Annual Vegas Night
    Taking place Sat. May 6th from 7 PM - 1 AM at OLPH Notre Dame Hall, 60th St & 6th Ave, Brooklyn. $40 at the door will be exchanged for $500 in chips. Food and beverage included. Night includes 50/50, raffles, door prizes and Texas Hold em’ Tourney. Proceeds raised benefit Engine 201 Memorial Fund and Thomas Elsasser Scholarship Fund. In addition a raffle will take place for a 2006 Dodge Charger ($100 per ticket). For info on the night or to purchase a raffle ticket for the car contact FF Tommy Immello or FF Tommy Reno at 718-965-8201, or Jimmy Brown at 718-965-1369, 917-596-4787.

  18. NYC Firefighters Golf Tour
    The second year of the NYC FF Golf Tour is closely approaching and recruitment is currently taking place for both active and retired members. There will be tournaments, prizes and competition at all levels of play across the tri-state area. Anyone interested can visit www.nycffgolftour.golfreg.com for more info on registration.