Memorial information for BC James Costello

Last update on Nov. 28, 2015.

I regretfully announce the passing of Battalion Chief James Costello, Bn-4 (ret.).

The wake will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Good Shepherd RC Church at 48 Tranquility Road, Andover, NJ.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, also at Good Shepherd.

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Golf Outing

Last update on May 16, 2015.

This year's Engine 28 - Ladder 11 Memorial Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, June 18th at Silver Lake Golf Course in Staten Island. For more information, download this flyer. You can also cllick here to register your foursome for the Golf outing!

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DeFranco and Celic Scholarship Picks

Last update on May 13, 2015.

The selections for the David DeFranco and Marty Celic scholarships will take place next Thursday, May 21st, at Monsignor Farrell High School at 10:30.

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News from 1976

Last update on March 24, 2015.

From Jene Romeo, we have the following newsclippings dating to December 10th, 1976 and showing the companies of the Fourth Battalion at work.

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Last update on July 6, 2014.

Regretfully I pass along the following information regarding Lt. Gordon Ambelas, who recently lost his life in the line of duty.

Tuesday & Wednesday 2-4pm & 7-9pm
McCallum funeral home
30 Nelson ave SI NY 10308

Thursday 7/10 1100hrs
St Clare's church
110 Nelson ave SI NY 10308

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FF Slow receives Vincent J Kane Medal

Last update on June 1, 2014.

On Wednesday May 4th Firefighter Chris Slow L-11 will receive the Vincent J Kane Medal. Breakfast will be at 8:45 a.m. at the firehouse. Medal day is at 11 a.m. at the armory at 68 Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets.

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Fort Pitt Website

Last update on May 30, 2014.

Carl Gruenwald, former captain of L-18, hosts a website and forum of interest to members past and present. The website contains a lot of good photo albums and the forum still gets some traffic from retired members. Check it out.

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E28/L11 Golf Outing

Last update on April 26, 2014.

E28/L11 Golf Outing

The Annual E28/L11 Memorial Golf Outing will take place on Thursday, June 19th at Silver Lake Golf Course. The shotgun start is at one p.m. The price is $150 per golfer or $50 for the barbecue alone; foursome registration is now open. We are offering raffles and hole sponsorships.

Please register your foursome and hole sponsorship with this form. Now would also be a good time to update your contact information with us.

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Site is live

Last update on Jan. 26, 2014.

This site is now operational and you can send messages out with it. The old site will still function for a few more days but there's no reason not to use this one. Register and then log in to send a message.

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Welcome to the new site.

Last update on Jan. 24, 2014.

This is the new site which I was asked to build for the whole Battalion. For us on 2nd Street not much will be different from the old one. You can log in and send a message to our guys, and there are some improvements to that (no more messages that show up as a weird file on your phone, no more messages that you can't tell who sent them, et cetera). Right now this site is hooked up to a test harness, so if you send a message out, it won't actually go anywhere. That means you can play with it without bothering anyone; once you are registered and logged in you can check out the sidebar on the right that allows you to send messages and write posts. You will also be able to do this from your phone without logging in to the site; I'll cover that in another post.

Here is a link to the old site so you can still send messages out during the transition.

In the next few days I will take this site live and you can start using it too. In a week or so, I'll disable the old site and we'll all be here. Please register for this site right now; you can't send messages or see private in-house posts until you do.

One more thing: I put a lot of work in to this thing but there are still bound to be bugs. I'm asking everyone to help me shake them out before I ship this thing to the rest of the battalion. If you get an error screen, copy and paste it into an email to me. If the site or the messages on the phone do something unexpected, email me and tell me what happened. Thanks.

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