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Month Calls (YTD) Calls (2016) Calls (2015)
Jan 15 22 21
Feb 20 18 24
Mar 29 10 23
Apr 20 21 15
May 12 18 24
Jun 0 13 22
Jul 0 29 34
Aug 0 23 18
Sep 0 16 12
Oct 0 22 19
Nov 0 31 21
Dec 0 21 19
Total 96 244 252

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2014 260
2015 252
2016 244

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Signed on May 02, 2016 at 1:15 PM
Guest Name: David Elson
Rank/Title: Retired
Location: Venice, FL
Comments:

Very nice site. Just watched the You Tube of a response. Very nice capture of dispatch and enroute with turn at scene. If anyone there trades patches, please advise at above email. Thanks and stay safe out there.


Signed on February 04, 2016 at 10:21 PM
Guest Name: bill cleveland
Comments:

awesome web site and be safe out there and GOD Bless you all


Signed on September 28, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Guest Name: Mike Cassar
Rank/Title: Ex Chief
Comments:

I just wanted to thank all the members for the hospitality extended to me at the Family Day Picnic. It was like I never left. Thank you and may God Bless you all.


Signed on July 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Guest Name: Robert Manecky
Rank/Title: x retired G B commissioner
Location: Beverly Hills Fl.
Comments:

Sorry to hear about the fire at the Dept. and the passing of Joe M.


Signed on July 20, 2015 at 11:31 PM
Guest Name: Riley Shlakoff
Rank/Title: Future Fireman
Location: British Columbia
Comments:

I heard about the fire a while back I hope the fire dept. gets back to amazing shape again. love the old tanker sad to see it go but very nice new one. Love the site. Keep on trucking!!!!


Signed on March 07, 2015 at 12:37 AM
Guest Name: Chief Joe Suozzi
Rank/Title: EX Chief
Location: Indian Shores Florida 33785
Comments:

Joe Manestrelli was a kind caring and gentle man who never sought the lime light but was always there to help be it in the kitchen. the engine room or at the fire scene.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Marge and their family.

Gail & Joe


Signed on March 06, 2015 at 5:52 PM
Guest Name: Chris Menzel
Location: Florida
Comments:

Joe Manstrelli - Served the department and the community well. Scouts too. I remember Joe taking us over to Lake George from Camp Read one night in his Chevy Impala or whatever it was (no more details than that! - Fun time!). One of the most easy going guys I've ever met. Rest in Peace Joe... Chris


Signed on February 25, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Guest Name: Joe Suozzi
Rank/Title: ExChief
Location: Indian Shores , Florida
Comments:

Your firehouse and equipment is only temperarily destroyed but the spirit and outlook will win out.
I am thinking and saying a little prayer for all of you as you recover.
Joe Suozzi


Signed on February 25, 2014 at 9:56 PM
Guest Name: John Kelly
Rank/Title: Assistant Chief
Web Address: southhempsteadfd.org
Comments:

Dear Members GBFD,
We wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. If there is anything that we can help you with please let us know.
All the best,
Assistant Chief John Kelly
South Hempstead Fire Department


Signed on February 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM
Guest Name: Wanda (Hughes) Keenan
Comments:

first would like to say I'm sorry in advance for what a long post this is going to be. I have to get this out..
Yesterday started out like any other day, until I got a call a work from my daughter. She was telling me how I should call Barbara and Walter (Hughes my brother) and make sure everything was alright. At first she didn't want to tell me what's wrong but a mother always knows that tone that says something is. I finally got it out of her that the Goldens Bridge FD was on fire and 2 firefighters were trapped and injured.
I immediately called and found out it was no one in my family but firefighters I knew, but they were alright. My brother Walter was actually in the fly car that took one of them to the hospital. What a mixed bag of emotions this news tur out to be. Relief that no one was seriously hurt yet devastation the the Fire Department was on fire and being destroyed. When I got home from work, I started watching the news feeds and videos. The emotions where like hearing someone in your family died and in a way someone did.
For those of you out there that have not grown up in a fire department family you may not realize the depth inwhich the fire department becomes your extended family.
Some of my earliest memories are of my Dad. My Dad was not a $ rich man or a school educated man but he was the loving, giving, smartest man that I ever knew.
My Dad was a volunteer fireman. I remember as a little girl, my Dad brought me to the firehouse on special occassions. One being, after the FD got a color TV. We couldn't afford one at the time, and he brought me to the FD to watch "I dream of genie in color" that was a big thing to a little girl. I remember with love and pride, everytime my Dad put on that uniform. He was the greatest man in the world. He was a Volunteer Fireman, an officer, fire chief, and fire commissioner.
I remember, that faithful night that the only bar in GB burned down. Waking up to the orange hue in the sky from the flames, bringing hot coffee to the firemen. My Dad was fighting that fire. This would be a night in my family that we would never forget, because my Dad found the burned bodies of the children that had been playing with matches in the upstairs apartment. Something that haunted him from that day forward. I remember all the fireman parades, clam bakes and celebrations.
My son, wenthe fire Department with his Grandfather and would follow in steps.

Fast forward to that dreadful night in 1978 when my father had a sudden massive heart attack. It was the GBFD that came out that night. It was a Fireman that made arrangements for my neighbor to watch my 6 yr old son, while we went to the hospital. It was a fireman who drove my Mom and I to the hospital the night my Dad died. We didn't have much $ but it was the FireDepartment that helped, they used my Dad's favorite Fire Engine as a flower car. After the services, we had a reception for the family and all the firemen in full dress uniforms lined up for the family to walk through. This stuck in my mind so much, since I was beyond devasted, hurt alone and a white gloved hand reached out and walked me through. This fireman can not imagine the impression he left with me for that small act of kindness.
That first Christmas after my Hero, my Dad, died, his 6 year old grandson Matthew, was facing the 1st xmas without his Grandfather. Every year we put lights on the hugh evergreen in our front yard. This year without a man in the house we couldn't do it. Can you imagine the happiness and pride in our eyes when Santa Clause driven to our house in a Fire Truck and put the lights in the tree? Matthew was the happiest kid in town.
Matthew followed in his grandfathers steps and became a junior fireman than a full Volunteer fireman. This comes with a set of its own memories. I was lucky enough as a Ladies Auxl President to be there when he received his badge. Matt became an EMT and couldn't wait until he got his first EMT call. Than on one of the snowiest days, Matt got that faithful radio call from his fire chief. Matt, I got some good news and some bad news, the good news is you got your first EMT call the bad news it's at your house. Your Grandmother fainted and fell and she won't let anyone but you take care of her but you.
I have many stories of Matt in the Fire department.
When my Mom died, the fire department put together the receiption after her funeral.
I had my Bridesmaid party at the fire house. I was in the Ladies Auxl. I became president of the Auxl. My Brother moved back into town, and he too followed in our DAD's foot prints. His 2 Daughters followed in his foot steps..

The building may have been burnt , but the memories will still be there long after it's rebuilt. My prayers and support goes out to all of my extended family in the FD, those
who've moved, those who passed on, those who I know and the many I don't Know. We don't say it enough but Thank You for the memories and Your ongoing service to the community.


Signed on February 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Guest Name: James E. Barth
Rank/Title: Former Asst. Chief @ Vista F.D.
Location: Tampa, Fl
Comments:

Hey guys, I heard about your terrible Fire today all the way down here in Tampa. Just wanted you all to know that you're in my thoughts and prayers and I miss you all. Remembering all the fun I had with Steve Waterbury, Paul Dauer, Joe Suozzi, Richie Taylor, John Galardi and more back in the day !! Take care.


Signed on February 24, 2014 at 11:54 PM
Guest Name: Richard I Terwilliger
Rank/Title: Commissioner/Ex-Chief Bellport FD
Location: Bellport, LI, NY
Comments:

I am so sorry and shocked by what happened today. If we can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.
RT


Signed on February 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM
Guest Name: Batt Chief 187
Comments:

Very sorry for your loss of the Station and equipment. So glad no one was injured.


Signed on February 24, 2014 at 1:24 PM
Guest Name: dom cervi
Rank/Title: firefighter
Location: port chester
Comments:

Our thoughts and prayers are with your department during this devastating time. Although at the moment all looks bleak this loss will bring your department closer and GBFD with be much stronger in the future. Stay strong brothers, omward and forwards


Signed on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Guest Name: Jennifer
Rank/Title: Apprentice Member/EMT Student
Location: Delaware
Comments:

Praying for the Golden's Bridge Fire Department Family during your time of need. Stay safe out there...


Signed on October 06, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Guest Name: Harrison F.
Rank/Title: Enthusiast
Web Address: www.flickr.com/photos/97156638@N02/
Location: Armonk, NY
Comments:

To Alexandra Tockstein,
I would like to thank you for the time you took to show me around the headquarters. I really appreciated it and was my highlight of the day. -Harrison F.


Signed on May 26, 2013 at 5:54 AM
Guest Name: marge manstreli
Rank/Title: Joe's wife
Location: Golden's Bridge
Comments:

To All Member's :

Just want to thank all of you for inviting us to your installation dinner. To us this was quite an honor. So thanks again for a great job!

Marge Manstrelli & Family!


Signed on October 13, 2008 at 8:22 PM
Guest Name: Rich Simpson
Rank/Title: FDNY EMS Division 2
Location: Lake Carmel
Comments:

Looks great guys, looking foward to next years parades!


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