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    Default Passing of an FDNY Legend

    Retired LT. Jimmy Curran of FDNY Rescue 1, and President of the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation passed away today.
    Jimmy was a top notch fireman,who came on the job in 1962,and helped more people through the Burn Center Foundation than most will ever know. There are literally dozens of people walking around today because of Jimmy. And many more who are not suffering as much, do to his efforts with the Burn Center. He was a remarkable man, positive to the end. The FDNY as well as the whole fire service lost one of the best today.
    Services will be announced, and will be on Long Island.

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    Default Sincere condolences

    Sorry to hear about the loss. Please accept condolences and blessings from Eastern Iowa.

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    Funeral Arrangements for Jimmy Curran

    Wake: Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home
    26 Franklin Ave
    Glen Cove, New York 11542
    (516) 676-1180

    Sunday Oct. 23rd
    3pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm

    Monday October 24th
    7pm to 9pm


    Funeral: St Gertrudes Roman Catholic Church
    Bayville Ave. & School St.
    Bayville NY. 11709

    Tuesday October 25th 10:30 am.



    If you can make it, please do. He was one of the best to ever walk amoung us.

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    Rest in Peace, Brother....

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    Hey, MattyJ, any link to the crane rescue he was involved in? The Daily
    News mentioned it today, but didn't elaborate. Something above Trump Tower while it was under construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firepics
    Hey, MattyJ, any link to the crane rescue he was involved in? The Daily
    News mentioned it today, but didn't elaborate. Something above Trump Tower while it was under construction.
    It was a while ago, I dont know where you could find the write up though. He was involved in a few dramatic stuff over the years. I belive one was a rope rescue of a fireman trapped on a roof of a burning building, before most firemen were carring their own ropes. Maybe someone who worked in R1 would know the details.Anyway, he was always coming up with new tools and techniques, always thinking.
    His efforts on behalf of the Burn Center were also amazing. He was President of the foundation since the early eighties. He made sure anyone.....firefighters,civilians even Military personel had access to the high level of burn treatment at the Burn Center. He would personally see to it that firemen from anywhere (paid or volly) got into the Burn Center for treatment. He would always consider the family (set them up in an apartment near the hospital, provide transportation etc) He helped the Burn doctors and nurses deal with what they see by organizing different fun events for them, he helped many of the FDNY widows and children, by doing the same. Even in his final days, he would talk about the saftey rope issue, and other tactics to help protect our guys. He was always thinking of the Brothers....an amazing man for sure. Even if you didnt know him, if you're a firefighter, Im sure there are things, because of him, that you've benefited from without even realizing it.
    In fact, to get an idea of the respect this man had...Vincent Dunn argueably one of the most respected men in the Fire Service...in one of his books, inside the front cover is a picture of him with Jimmy at a job, with Jimmy "whispering" in his ear. What does that say.
    Last edited by MattyJ; 10-22-2005 at 10:59 AM.

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    RIP Brother!

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    MattyJ, very well said. It was a privilege to have met this MAN and seen his selfless dedication to all of us. You can find the definition of BROTHERHOOD listed under Lt Jimmy Curran.

    God bless you Jim and Thank you.

    Stay Safe

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