Next Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, September 10


Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019
Time: Breakfast 8:15 am – 9:00 am

Meeting 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Industry City

220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

2nd floor “A” Section

(Enter on 36th St. and 2nd Ave.)

Topic: Manhattan Blackout
Speakers: Captain John Cirillo, FDNY Rescue 1
Host:   Industry City
Transportation: Subway: N, D or R train to 36th St

Complimentary parking is available, enter lot on 36th St & 2nd Ave, obtain ticket and have it stamped by Host

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

October 1: Freedom Tower, WTC-1

October 29: Seminar- JPMorgan Chase, 4 Metrotech Center

December 3: Federal Reserve Bank, 33 Liberty Street

32nd Annual Symposium – October 29, 2019

The FSDA will hold its 32nd Annual Symposium on October 29, 2019. As more details become available they will be posted to this page.

The FSDA held its 31st Symposium on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

See slideshow: FSDA Seminar_2018

Building & Fire Codes Impacting High-Rise Buildings

Welcome: John O’Grady, FSDA President

Award Presentations: Jack Murphy, FSDA Chairman

Opening Remarks: James E. Leonard, Chief of Dept., FDNY

Keynote Speaker: Jerry Tracy, Batt. Chief, FDNY (retired)

Guest Speakers:

Robert Solomon, P.E., NFPA

NFPA Standards Impacting Tall Building Environments

Joseph Jardin, Deputy Asst. Chief, FDNY

Enhancing Fire Protection & Life Safety, NYC High-Rise Landscape

James Johnson, Vancouver Fire Dept. , FF/Rescue-1

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) High-Rise Construction, Future Apprehensions?



2019 Annual Golf Outing -May 20, 2019

Where: Douglaston Golf Course

This year’s Golf Outing will be held on May 20, 2019 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. 

FLSDA 2019 Golf Outing May 20

Buy Tickets

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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.



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

Brochure 2-page Oct 9

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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