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    I urge all users of this board to check out the NYPD rant board where a majority of the posts are to bash the FDNY. Go to www.ezboard.com Type in NYPD then go to the rant board. I have been a member of the FDNY for over twenty years and I cant believe what I have read on this board, and what the NYPD thinks of us. Especially now with all the bad press weve been getting lately. Be cautioned its not for the weak at heart, the rants get pretty nasty.


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    It really doesn't bother me. I am just suprised that these guys don't have something better to do with their time. They have enough of their own problems.

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but there are over 30k Police Officers in NYC and 13k Firefighters. I am sure that those who bother posting (anonymously of course)dont represent the majority of the NYPD..Just like those "bad apples" (and yes there are bad apples in the fire service) in the FDNY and points beyond dont represent the entire fire service as a whole. I do detect a whiff of.. for lack of a better word, "jealousy" in some of those posts. As sad and stupid as that may seem.... The Chicago Fire Department has been getting HAMMERED in the media here. Most of these things dont have anything to do with the "average" fireman. My mother and my sister, who live in the city can smell the B.S. a mile away. It is heartening to know that they can read between the lines and not "blame" their local firefighters for things caused mostly by politics and the media looking to sensationalize incidents that are really not as big of a deal as they make them out to be.
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    Crime down in the City these days? Those guys got way too much time on their hands. Just think, if they had scored a few points higher, they wouldn't be able to post there......

    As 4OEng fondly says, " if this job was easy, the cops would be doing it " so instead they bash online!

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    Sounds like a bunch of "wish-I-was" envy to me.

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    Jealousy rears it's ugly head on the NYPD rant, and it's a conspiracy theorist's wet dream... personally, I think that most of the posters are MARTIANS....

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    I'm guessing that NYPD is soooo squeaky clean - They're never in the spot light ????? Yeah ok. Intresting site though....Never knew there was such annimosity between FDNY and NYPD

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much. They can say what they want, just don't give them anymore fuel.
    On another note, didn't the NYPD get the nickname as the City's Finest Taxi Service because of their corruption in the days of the mafia during the 20's and 30's?
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    More jealousy.
    As we say around here, if they had scored 10 points higher on the civil service test-they could have been firefighters too!

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    What the @#$%? What are they talking about when they speak of FF's stealing from the bodies? Did we all miss something. Don't get me wrong anyone who died, lived through it, or had a loved one perish in that hell deserves all the respect and admiration in the world NYPD
    May every last one of the living land pirates who stole property from the dead of the world trade center or threw the remains of civilians to the side to get at a piece of Bunker gear, relive the nightmare of that day for the rest of their lives.


    But to say that they would steal from or "rob" their brothers or civilians is crap.

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    But to say that they would steal from or "rob" their brothers or civilians is crap.
    I guess you missed the story on FH.com a few weeks ago about the retired FF that got charged with stealing items while he was assisting at the WTC? Everyone has some bad apples.

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    Now I know that this is not exactly the same as taking items off a body, but I do know of a State Trooper that brought home pieces of the World Trade Center as "souvenirs." I would not be surprised if there are NYPD who did something similar. Like Bones said everyone has their share of bad apples.
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    Yes, there are bad apples everywhere. And no I was not aware of this story thanks for the link. At least there are more of the good apples than bad, so long as we can keep the "green" ones from going bad as well. Stay Safe!

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    I think that this NYPD rant site has taken down many of the more nastier threads on that board. They just seemed to dissapear these past couple of days. There is still some crap on there though. One of their mottos regarding 911 is "All stole some, some stole all". Nice mentality!

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    Firefighters from a famed Bronx fire company were credited yesterday with saving an infant who nearly strangled to death on a chain holding her pacifier.
    Little Jahkeny Elvin, just 11 months old, caught the gold chain on a chair she slipped from in her family's Intervale Ave. apartment Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.

    Her father and the two older sisters he had asked to watch her were in other rooms at the time.

    Firefighters from nearby Engine 82 arrived to find the child lying lifeless on a bed, said Lt. Patrick DiLena.

    "You could see that there was no movement. Her eyes were closed. She was not breathing and there was no pulse," said DiLena, whose unit was chronicled in the '70s best seller, "Report from Engine Co. 82," when fires raged regularly in the South Bronx.

    Firefighter Richard Granahan immediately started chest compression, while Firefighter Brian Lennon put a ventilator mask on the child and began pumping air into her, the lieutenant said.

    Within a minute or two, an EMS ambulance pulled up and Firefighter Glenn McManus ran downstairs with the child in his arms. He and Granahan jumped in to help the paramedic as the ambulance sped to St. Barnabas Hospital.

    The little girl was later transferred to Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, where a relative reported yesterday that the girl had "opened her eyes and moved her arm and her feet."
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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    The city's cops and firefighters are burying the ax.
    Two FDNY crews came to the rescue of a pair of Brooklyn cops being attacked by an angry mob on Sunday, earning the Bravest a top police union official's gratitude.

    The display of camaraderie between the rival departments came as the cops tried to arrest a suspected abusive boyfriend in Bushwick. When the man resisted the two cops from the 83rd Precinct, a crowd gathered on Halsey St. to help him, officials said.

    "As things were going from bad to worse, up rolled [the firefighters] to the rescue," Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, wrote in a thank-you letter to the city's largest firefighters union.

    The firefighters, from Ladder Cos. 112 and 176, pulled the attackers off the two cops and formed a circle around them and the suspect until more police arrived, Lynch wrote.

    Lynch praised the firefighters for their willingness to "put their lives at risk" to help the cops, adding: "We stand ready to return the favor."

    Firefighter James Mills of Ladder 176 said it was clear the cops were in trouble.

    "They were not in a good way," said Mills, himself a former cop. "There was a big crowd. ... It didn't look right."

    "We got off the rig and we assisted these female officers [in putting] the guy in cuffs," Mills said. "We've all got to work together."

    The incident stands in stark contrast to past battles of the badges.

    Last June, firefighters and cops clashed during the rescue of a burglar trapped in a Queens chimney.

    Two weeks later, firefighters accused cops of tossing a grappling hook into the water and knocking off the face mask of an FDNY diver looking for a drowning victim.

    The NYPD and FDNY have yet to finalize procedures on how to work together during major emergencies.

    Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy said Sunday's unified stand "proves that on the street, in times of crisis, firefighters and police officers work well together."
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    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

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    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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    All it takes is one trip to the pd rant site and you can feel the bitterness. It's not only there.I spent 11 yrs in a company that was in a firehouse with a police station next door.Alot of them didn't seem to have the same attitude about their job that we do,and everybody out in the street is a scumbag. We all 'got along', but there were times..well never mind.I definately feel I went the right way back in '81

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    The NYPD rant site has changed quite a bit in the past week or so. Especially since we helped them out in the 83rd precinct. But the moderator on that board got fed up with all the B.S. and decided that every one had to be a registered user. Since that happened much of the crap has ceased. All the annonymous pot stirrers have since dissapeared

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    Funny how having an identity makes some people shut up.......

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