Next Monthly Meeting: May 2, 2018

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: Continental Breakfast 8:15 am – 9:00 am/Meeting 9:00 am
Location: FDNY Headquarters

9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn


Topic: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Host:   Ronald Spadafora, Chief of Fire Prevention

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

Sept: TBD

Oct: TBD

Nov: TBD

BuildingsNY 2018 Industry Show May 8-9, 2018

The FSDA is participating in the BuildingsNY Industry Show at the Jacob Javits Center May 8-9.  See information at link below for more details about the event and registration.

The FSDA will be conducting a 45 minute conference breakout session on May 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm. We look forward to seeing our members at the show.

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2018 Annual Golf Outing -May 21, 2018

Where: Douglaston Golf Course

This year’s Golf Outing will be held on Monday, May 21st at the Douglaston Golf Course.

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Last year’s annual golf outing at Douglaston Golf Course WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.  

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. 

The raffle for the trip to Hawaii was held on June 5th, 2017. We congratulate the winners:

Grand Prize Winner:  Kevin Carlton

2nd Place Winner:   Bruce Willman

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FSDA 40th Anniversary Cocktail Hour – June 12, 2018

The FSDA will be celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary with a cocktail hour at the New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018  from 6 pm- 8pm

$25.00 per member (includes 1 guest)

Please print and forward payment with registration: 40th Annv Invite

ICMC Conference- Boston April 24, 2018

The International Crisis Management Conference will be taking place in Boston on April 24 and 25th this year.

For more information go to:


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