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    We used to be able to see the annual FDNY Medal Day resutls on the web, cant seem to find it now, even through a web search.

    I am interested in seeing the list of medals and awards that are available for FDNY members and companies. It seems that there are many, many named after past (historic) FDNY firefighters. Beside the names, I wanted to see the theme of the medal-- i.e: The "Joe Flynn Metal of Heroism": or the "Joe Flynn Medal of Community Service", etc. This doesnt have to be FDNY, could be any department with a similar program. I just know that I have seen FDNY's on the web before.

    The family of a retired deputy chief that passed away wants to make an annual contribution and I figured something like a annual award named after him might be a good way of meeting thier request, remembering the D/C, and make a very positive impact on our membership....

    Thanks in advance if you provide the list of medals and awards...
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    I am sure you mean to say Medal(s) do you not.
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    Yes, sorry.. Brain lock!!!--- BTW, I found what I was looking for, thanks.

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    Medals are made out of metals, so he was half right!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    You get the Medal for Spelling! Just kidding.

    Here is the run down for our Annual Truckie Apprication day!

    2.1.1 MEDALS 2006
    The following information records the action of the Board of Medals at a meeting held on April 26, 2006:
    Medal Day Ceremonies will take place on June 7, 2006
    Dr. Harry M. Archer Medal ................... FF. James F. Mills, L-176

    James Gordon Bennett Medal ................ Capt. Christopher J. Joyce, E-318

    Brooklyn Citizens Medal / FF Louis Valentino Award ....FF. Robert S. Hourican, L-168

    Hugh Bonner Medal .........Lt. Kevin T. Flanagan, L-28

    Emily Trevor/Mary B. Warren Medal .... FF. Francis G. Fee, Jr., R-1

    Thomas E. Crimmins Medal...........FF. John C. Genna, E-298

    Thomas A. Kenny Memorial Medal ... Lt. Joseph A. Fernicola, L-125

    Walter Scott Medal..........................FF. Joseph M. Pigott, L-78

    John H. Prentice Medal.........Lt. John A. Dooley (2), B-14

    Henry D. Brookman Medal.....Lt. Kenneth J. Durante, L-58

    M. J. Delehanty Medal .......... FF. Christopher R. Mandeville, R-1

    William F. Conran Medal...... Capt. William J. Walsh (3), Sq-41

    Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia Medal ........FF. John V. Kroczynski, L-169

    Chief John J. McElligott Medal / Fitzpatrick and Frisby Award ....................FF. Paul J. Nigro, L-28

    Thomas F. Dougherty Medal............................FF. Joseph W. Honan, L-111

    Albert S. Johnston Medal ................. Lt. Lawrence E. Tompkins, L-120

    Ner Tamid Society / Franklin Delano Roosevelt Medal..................FF. Edward F. Cancro, R-4

    Third Alarm Association Medal ............FF. Joseph Wakie, L-132

    Vincent J. Kane Medal ...............Lt. Gregory J. Prial, L-43

    Brummer Medal.................Lt. Matthew J. Komorowski, L-119

    Frank W. Kridel Medal.......... Lt. George W. Symon, L-157

    Emerald Society Medal .............. FF. Stephen P. Duffy, L-16

    Chief Wesley Williams Medal............ FF. Sheldon L. George, L-30

    Holy Name Society (Brooklyn/Queens)...............Lt. Kevin A. Griffith, L-106

    Hispanic Society Memorial Medal ........... Lt. Michael J. Quevedo, D-3

    Captain Denis W. Lane Memorial Medal........... FF. Sean G. Cummins, R-1

    Uniformed Fire Officers Association Medal............. Capt. John C. Rice, D-14

    Dr. Albert A. Cinelli Medal .............. Capt. Robert Pav, L-110

    Fire Chiefs Association Memorial Medal............. FF. Louis Mancuso, L-44

    Fire Marshall Benevolent Association Medal .............. FF. Kevin O. King, L-37

    Community Mayors Inc. / Lt. Robert R. Dolney Medal .............. FF. Terrence M. Walsh, L-3

    BC Frank T. Tuttlemondo Medal ...............Lt. Daniel J. Walsh, L-172

    Dr. John F. Connell Medal ................. Lt. Wayman A. Iriate, L-116

    New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association Medal............. Capt. Christopher J. Joyce, E-318

    Fire Bell Club Medal.......... Capt. Michael J. Burke, E-79

    Firefighter David J. DeFranco Medal ................ FF. Thomas F. Feaser, L-78

    NYFF Burn Center Foundation / Father Julian F. Deekan Memorial Medal ......... Engine Company 298
    Lt. Michael D. Golini FF. James Lagattolla FF. Frank R. Tepedino, L-127
    FF. Daniel C. Mandel, E-303 FF. Thomas E. Carbone FF. Harry F. Schoppmann III

    New York Firefighter Burn Center Foundation Medal ...................... Engine Company 283
    Lt. Matthew T. Ferris, B-41 FF. Dellon D. Morgan FF. Peter J. Fredriksen
    FF. Michael A. O’Neill FF. Thomas M. Moore FF. Scott D. Colquhoun

    Firefighter Thomas R. Elsasser Memorial Medal ............... Ladder Company 26
    Lt. Richard M. Muratore FF. Brendan D. Delaney FF. Kevin B. Egan
    FF. James F. McNamara FF. Robert E. Lopez, Jr. FF. Michael A. Callahan

    Deputy Commissioner Christine R. Godek Medal.................FM Joseph A. Ricca, Brooklyn Base

    Firefighter Kevin C. Kane Medal ......................... FF. Terrence F. Brody, L-110

    Probationary Firefighter Thomas Wylie Medal ................... FF. Darrell S. Dennison, L-119

    Captain John J. Drennan Memorial Medal................FF. Michael Mazziotti, L-101

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    Hi Fred. You been hiding?
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    Fred is there a website that I can go to, to read about the history of those awards and or why those people won them?

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    Honestly I'm not aware of one. There are probably a few books out there that might discuss one or the other but I don't know of one volume.

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    The James Gordon Bennett Medal was established in 1869 and, for years, it was the sole decoration awarded for valor in the Fire Department of the City of New York. As a result of its seniority among medals, it is awarded annually for the most outstanding act of heroism after the consideration and deliberate judgment of the members of the Board of Merit of the NYC Fire Department.

    1869--Lt Minthorne D Tompkins (L-l)
    Capt Benjamin A. Gicquel (E-9)
    1870--Lt Charles L. Kelly (E-9)
    1871--FF Ambrose L. Austin (E-15)
    1872--Lt Thomas Henry (L-6)
    FF Thomas Hutchinson (L-1)
    1873--Bn Chief William H Nash (Bn7)
    FF Alfred Conner (L-10)
    Lt Henry Schuck (E-34)
    1874--Capt William Mitchell (E-10)
    1875--Lt James Horn (E-11)
    1876--FF Joseph McGowan (E-6)
    1877--FF Thomas J Dougherty (L-1)
    1878--Capt Daniel J. Meagher (L-3)
    1879--FF Paul Bauer (L-4)
    1880--FF John Levins (L-2)
    1881--FF Michael Connerford (E-12)
    1882--FF John L. Rooney (L-10)
    1883--FF William B. Kirchner (E-11)
    1884--FF John Binns (E-32)
    1885--Capt Peter H. Short (L-l)
    1886--FF Michael Brady (E-34)
    1887--Lt Samuel Banta (L-10)
    1888--Lt William Quirk (E-22)
    1889--FF William Reilly (L-12)
    1890--Capt Thomas J. Ahern (E-5)
    1891--FF Patrick F. Lucas (E-30)
    1892--FF Patrick H. Aspell (L-4)
    1893--FF John Walker (L-6)
    1894--FF Denis Ryer (L-15)
    1895--FF William H. Behler (E-35)
    1896--FF Martin M. Coleman (L-3)
    1897--FF Patrick Desmond (L-14)
    1898--FF James Pearl (L-7)
    1899--FF John Hughes (1) (L-14)
    1900--FF William Clark (L-14)
    1901--FF Thomas J McArthur (E-29)
    1902--FF Richard Nitsch (E-35)
    1903--FF Charles F. Douth (L-3)
    1904--FF James R. McAvoy (L-4)
    1905--FF Michael J. Stevens (L-4)
    1906--FF Cassimer C Wodzicki (E17)
    1907--FF Michael Nicklaus (L-4)
    1908--FF John T. Oakley (L-11)
    1909--Bn Chief George . Ross (Bn-7)
    1910--FF John R. Harcke (L-12)
    FF Frank C. Clarke (L-24)
    1911--FF Richard J Condon (2) (E12)
    1912--FF Robert J. Boyle (L-10)
    1913--Eng of Steamer, Seneca Larke (E-20)
    1914--FF John F. Mooney (1) (L-4)
    1915--Capt Thomas W. Smith (E-2)
    1916--FF James T. Daniels (L-26)
    1917--FF John Walsh (1) (L-1)
    1918--FF Patrick R. O’Connor (L-14)
    1919--Lt Francis Blessing (R-1)
    1920--FF Timothy O’Leary, Jr (E15)
    1921--FF Frank J. Costello (L-12)
    1922--FF Jacob F. Ferber (E-239)
    1923--Capt Edwin A.A. Quinn (E-14)
    1924--Hon. Med Off, Harry M Archer, MD
    1925--Capt Thomas J. O’Toole (E-27)
    1926--FF William GR Mitchell (E 18)
    1927--FF Michael McInerney (L-12)
    1928--Capt James A. Walsh (1) (E-234)
    1929--FF George W. Reilly (L-19)
    1930--FF Edward V. Conroy (L-l)
    1931--Capt Albert B. Carlson (E-66)

    1932--FF Vincent J. Hyde (R-3)
    1933--Capt Cornell M. Garety (R-l)
    1934--FF Rudolph F. Musil (L-12)
    1935--FF George J. Wolken (E-60)
    1936--FF Joseph E. Smith (2) (E-211)
    1937--FF James P. Nevin (E-201)
    1938--FF Charles G. Roscher (L-1)
    1939--FF Daniel J. Sullivan (L-3)
    1940--FF Charles A. Merz (L-168)
    1941--FF Thomas F Brennan (L 111)
    1942--Capt John W. Heaney (Hdq.)
    1943--FF John Colgan (L-2)
    1944--FF Harvey W. Crook (R-3)
    1945--Capt George H. Winter (L-3)
    1946--FF Arthur L. Speyer (L-24)
    1947--FF Anthony J. Riccardi (L-26)
    1948--Capt Patrick T. Green (R-1)
    1949--FF James S. Norton (L-163)
    1950--FF Wilbur J O’Donnell (L-111)
    1951--FF Victor F. Rossi (L-120)
    1952--Lt John F. McGlynn (L-10)
    1953--FF Angelo Michelini (E-97)
    1954--Dep Chief John T Oakley (2) (HQ)
    1955--FF Bernard F. Curran (E-92)
    1956--FF Michael J O’Driscoll (L-28)
    1957--FF William Von Diezelski (L-4)
    1958--FF Nicholas Sharko (L-11)
    1959--Capt Arthur J. O’Connor (SQ-4)
    1960--FF William V. Russo (E-254)
    1961--FF Joseph G. Peragine (L-14)
    1962--FF Joseph E. Almon (L-35)
    1963--FF Lawrence F. Duenas (E-59)
    1964--FF David Crowley (L-14)
    1965--FF James E. Bowler (R-2)
    1966--FF Robert E. Farrell (L-31)
    1967--FF Thomas D Ferraiuolo (L28)
    1968--FF Gene P. Dowling (L-25)
    1969--FF James N. Tempro (E-217)
    1970--FF Charles Varner (L-55)
    1971--Lt Richard R. Hamilton (R-2)
    1972--FF Steven C. DeRosa (L-102)
    1973--FF Raymond G McCann (L40)
    1974--FF GilbertJ. Murtha (L-108)
    1975--FF Thomas J. Neary (L-31)
    1976--FF Martin McGovern (L-114)
    1977--Capt Frederick W. Gallagher (R-2)
    1978--FF James H. Battillo (L-152)
    1979--FF John J. Pritchard (R-2)
    1980--Lt Thomas J. Neary (L-28)
    1981--Lt Howard R Kennedy (L154)
    1982--FF Joseph H. Dirks (L-103)
    1983--FF Kenneth L Connelly (L111)
    1984--FF Robert Merkel (L-42)
    1985--FF James A. Sollami (E-62)
    1986--Capt James F. McDonnell (L-42)
    1987--Lt William F. Maloney (L-34)
    1988--FF John J. McDonnell (L-28)
    1989--Capt Richard Jacquin (L-59)
    1990--Lt Gerard M. Murtha (R-3)
    1991--FF William E. Jutt (L-22)
    1992--FF Michael M. Dugan (L-43)
    1993--FF Albert J Gonzalez, Jr. (L18)
    1994--Lt John M. Fox (SQ-1)
    1995--FF Gregory J Smith, Jr. (L-108)
    1996--FF Gerard J. Triglia (L-132)
    1997--FF John K. Duddy (L-28)
    1998--FF Stan J. Sussina (R-1)
    1999--Capt John J. Pritchard (E-255)

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    Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

    Chapter 52, Part XII

    By Holice and Debbie

    This completes the record of the heroic men whose names comprise the roll of Merit. Is it not a chapter of brave deeds such as cannot be found chronicled in any other branch of public service the wide world over?

    THE BENNETT MEDALISTS.

    The Bennett Medal was originated in April, 1869, when the Following correspondence was had:

    NEW YORK, April 13, 1869.

    GENTLEMEN:

    My father, being desirous of adding an additional competition to the members of the Metropolitan Fire Department, in the discipline, courage and honesty with which their duties are now performed, and which was particularly called to his notice at the fire at his country residence during last September, has directed me to enclose the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, and requests that you will pay five hundred dollars to Messrs. Tiffany & Co., for the die of a medal they are preparing, and use the income of the balance in procuring, annually, a gold metal to be struck from the same, and to be conferred by you and your successors in this trust, upon such members of the Department as you may, in your judgment, consider vest entitled to the reward.

    Very truly yours,

    JAMES GORDON BENNETT, JR.

    To Messrs. T. Bailey Myers, James M. McLean and Robert S. Hone, Esquires.

    NEW YORK, April 16, 1869.

    DEAR SIR:--WE have received your note of the thirteenth instant enclosing your check for fifteen hundred dollars, with the request that we should use five hundred dollars of the amount in payment for the die of a medal which you have ordered, and the income of the balance in annually preparing and conferring a gold medal, in the name of your father, on the members of the Fire Department whom we consider to be the most meritorious.

    Although it will be difficult to make the selection from so much individual merit, as the Department is developing, we accept the trust with a full appreciation of the compliment conferred in our selection as trustees of your fathers' generous endowment, and will cause to be prepared a formal acceptance insuring its perpetuity.

    We are, very truly, yours,

    T. BAILEY MYERS,
    JAMES McLEAN,
    ROBERT S. HONE.
    J. Gordon Bennett, Jr., Esq.

    The following were, and are, the holders of a medal, endowed by the late James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the new York Herald, whose attention was directed to the discipline, courage and honesty of the officers and members of the Department on the occasion of a fire at his country resident at Washington Heights. The heroic acts for which the medals were given are detailed in the roll of Merit:

    1868
    MINTHORNE D. TOMPKINS
    Assistant Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1
    Act of November 14, 1868

    1869
    BENJAMIN A. GICQUEL
    Foreman-Engine Co. No. 9
    Act of September 26, 1869

    1871
    CHARLES L. KELLY
    Assistant Foreman-engine Co. No. 9
    Act of February 9, 1871.

    AMBROSE L. AUSTIN
    Fireman-Engine Co. No. 13
    Act of April 24, 1871.

    1872
    THOMAS HENRY
    Assistant Foreman-Hook and ladder Co. No. 6
    Act of February 15, 1872

    THOMAS HUTCHINSON
    Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1
    Act of December 20, 1872.

    1873
    WILLIAM H. NASH
    Chief of Battalion
    Act of December 30, 1872

    1873
    ALFRED CONNOR
    Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 10
    Act of July 20, 1873.

    1873
    HENRY SCHUCK
    Assistant Foreman-Engine Co. No. 34
    Act of December 7, 1873.

    1874
    WILLIAM MITCHELL
    Foreman-Engine Co. No. 10
    Act of June 25, 1874.

    1875
    JAMES HORN
    Assistant Foreman-Engine Co. No. 11
    Act of March 26, 1874.

    1876
    JOSEPH McGOWAN
    Fireman-Engine Co. No. 6
    Act of April 14, 1876.

    1877
    THOMAS J. DOUGHERTY
    Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1
    Act of March 31, 1877

    1878
    DANIEL J. MEAGHER
    Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3
    Act of May 2, 1878.

    1879
    PAUL BAUER
    Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 4
    Act of December 27, 1879.

    1880
    JOHN LEVINS
    Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2
    Act of October 9, 1880

    1881
    MICHAEL CONNERFORD
    Fireman-Engine Co. No. 12
    Act of January 4, 1881.

    1882
    JOHN L. ROONEY
    Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 10
    Act of June 31, 1882.

    1883
    WILLIAM B. KIRCHNER
    Private-engine Co. No. 17
    Act of March 29, 1883

    1884
    JOHN BINNS
    Private-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3
    Act of April 7, 1884.

    1886
    PETER H. SHORT
    Foreman, Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1
    Act of April 18, 1886.

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    Thank you Fred.
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    How did those 5 engine guys sneak in? Are they all for charity work, or were they detailed to a truck for a day?

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    Fred I have another quick question for you. Is there a website or any way to see a copy of the bullentins on your close calls that the city sends out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFDLT1
    Fred I have another quick question for you. Is there a website or any way to see a copy of the bullentins on your close calls that the city sends out?
    Not that I'm aware of.

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