Next Monthly Meeting: April Meeting Cancelled


Date: Due to concerns about Coronavirus, the FSDA has decided to cancel April’s meeting.  Updates for future meetings will be posted here.
Time: Breakfast 8:15 am – 9:00 am

Meeting 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: TBA
Topic: TBA
Speakers: TBA
Host:   TBA

There will be a fee of $20 per meeting for non-members to attend FSDA Monthly Meetings. This will be applied toward membership if a person joins the Association within the calendar year. Uniformed and civilian members of the FDNY are always welcomed with no charge.

Future Meetings:

No Meetings in June, July or August

May 5:             TBD

2020 Annual Golf Outing -May 18, 2020

Where: Douglaston Golf Course

This year’s Golf Outing will be held on May 18, 2020 at the Douglaston Golf Course. Details will be posted as they become available.

Last year’s annual golf outing at Douglaston Golf Course WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.  For a change, it didn’t rain!

The Executive Board would like to thank all our golfers and sponsors for making last year’s event a success and look forward to seeing you at this year’s outing. 


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Breakfast Sponsor – Quality Fire Protection Consultants, Inc.
 Dinner Sponsor- New York Fire Alarm Association


Advanced Egress Solutions, Inc.

Approved Fire Prevention Corp.

Brookfield Properties

Champion Alarm Systems

Croker Fire Drill Corporation

EBIC Preparedness Solutions, LLC

Ed Huberts & Family

Firecom, Inc (2)

Fisher Brothers/ Mike Gimpel

G & H Signal

Help USA

High rise Fire & Security

Intelli-Tec Security Services

Jack J. Murphy & Associates

Johnson Controls (2)

Lorrie Dirkse

Lund Fire Products Co. Inc. (2)

Madison Service Corp.

MC Delta Contracting

Mercedes Textiles Limited (2)

Miles Fisher, P.E., Fire & Building Code

Mulligan Security (2)

New York Fire Alarm Association

Pyrosignal & Suppression (3)

Quality Fire Protection Consultants

Rick Froio-Atlas Acon Electric Service (5)

Statewide Fire Corp.

The Durst Organization

The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation

The Razza Family

Tidwell Code Consulting

Total Fire Protection

Z.S. Engineering , D.P.C.



32nd Annual Symposium – October 29, 2019

The FSDA will hold its 32nd Annual Symposium on October 29, 2019. 

Host:  JPMorgan Chase – 4 Chase Metro Tech Center (near Fire HQ)

8:00 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Agenda

Transportation: Subway A, C, F, R to Jay Street



High-Rise Building Emergency Incidents

Welcome: John O’Grady, FLSDA President

Award Presentations: Jack J. Murphy, FLSDA Chairman

Opening Remarks: TBD

Guest Speakers:

Peter Van Dorpe, Chicago District Chief (Ret.)

Chicago Cooke County Administration Office Building Fire

Six Civilians Perish

Michael Gala, FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief

High Rise Office Building Helicopter Incident

City Incident Command System Implementation & Control

Joseph Carlsen, FDNY 3rd Division Deputy Chief

Interaction with Fire/Life Safety Director



FSDA Display at Fire Museum

On Thursday, October 9, 2014 a ceremony was held to dedicate a display case at the New York City Fire Museum to the six Fire Safety Directors and other heroic citizens who perished on 9-11-2001.

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Items currently on display at the Fire Museum:

Original copy of Local Law #5/1973  – donated by Zygmunt Stazewski, P.E.

FSDA 10th & 20th Anniversary journa – donated by Jack J. Murphy

Fire Engineering Magazine covers (November 2002 article highlights the actions of the fire safety directors and fire wardens on 9/11/2001) – donated by Pennwell Coproration

WTC Occupant Fire Safety Guide – donated by Larry Byrnes, FDNY BC Bn-1 (retired)

WTC Fire Warden Hat – donated by Nick Gaudiosi, FDNY Capt. Lad 7 (retired)

WTC Fire Warden Flashlight – donated by Thomas Byrnes, WTC DFSD

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Family of Philip T. Hayes

DFSD at the WTC

FDNY Engine 217 (retired)



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Family of William X. Wren

DFSD at the WTC

FDNY Ladder 166 (retired)



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Nick Gaudiosi, VP of Life Safety at Morgan Stanley, accepting on behalf of Rescorla Family

Richard Rescorla, Director of Security, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Colonel (retired) U.S. Army



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Mr. & Mrs. Crowther and members of the Nyack Fire Dept.

Welles R. Crowther, Sandler,O’Neill & Partners 104th floor WTC

“The Red Bandanna”



fdsa-wtc-3 James Weck, Nyack Fire Chief; Jefferson Crowther & Allison Crowther, parents of Nyack FF Wells Crowther; Jack J. Murphy, FSDA Chairman; Russell Touhey, FSDA President, Nick Gaudiosi, FSDA Past President and 9/11 Committee Chair; and John Sudnik, FDNY Assistant Chief, Manhattan Borough Command.

Click on the links below to see the brochure and presentation for the dedication

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FSDA 30th Symposium

When: November 8, 2017

The Association held our 30th Annual Symposium on November 8th at the JPMorgan Chase mid-town facility (see attachment).  The topic this year was “High-Rise Building Emergency Preparedness All Hazard Threats” with guest speakers from FDNY, NYPD, and London Fire Brigade.

Opening Remarks: James Leonard, FDNY Chief of Department

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Denis Onieal, Deputy Fire Administrator, US Fire Administration

Guest Speakers:

Joseph Pfeifer, Assistant Chief, FDNY Counterterrorism & Emergency Preparedness

Ralph Gonzalez, Detective, NYPD Counterterrorism Division

Graham Ellis, Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade, Operational Resilience/Special Operations Group

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Pictures from the 30th Annual Fall Seminar