Tarrytown Fire Department


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2010 Archive

Anthony J. Ruggiero Jr. and John Kelly

Anthony J. Ruggiero Jr. was a 29 year active member of the Tarrytown Fire Department. Anthony was an Ex-Captain of the Hope Hose Company.

John Kelly's was a 33 years active member of the Tarrytown Fire Department. Initially with Washington Engine Company, Consolidated Engine Company, then 10 years with Riverside Hose Company and most recently with Conqueror Hook & Ladder Company. He had served as Captain, Chief Driver and most recently promoted to Honorary Chief of the Tarrytown Fire Department. A very active volunteer John was also a member of Fire Boat 5 of the Tarrytown Fire Department, the Sleepy Hollow Ambulance Corps and the Town of Greenburgh Civil Defense.


Memorial decals are available please contact company Captains. Suggested donations of $5 which will go to the scholarship funds of the daughters of each firefighter.




Message from Chief Peter Saracelli

It is with deep regret that the Tarrytown Fire Department announces the passing of John J. Nagle, a life active member of Hope Hose Company Number 1 and Chief Engineer of the Department in 1974.



John "Jack" Nagle

John "Jack" Nagle joined Hope Hose in 1961. He rose through the ranks of the Hope Hose Company officers and in 1972 was elected Second Assistant Chief of the Department.  In 1973 he was elected First Assistant Chief and in 1974 Chief of the Department.

Jack was considered by many to be a top notch fearless firefighter and a "no back down" aggressive nozzle man.  At many of the "workers" during his era, including the Nigerian Embassy, Greenbaums and Russell & Lawrie I & II he was always on the front line.  Those that were fortunate enough to back Jack up at any fire ultimately gained knowledge and confidence through this experience.
 
Another aspect of Jack was his ability to analyze a situation, whether it be firematic, administrative or political.  His sound judgement allowed him to determine the appropriate steps to take.  He was innovative and always looking for ways to move the Department forward.  In 1974 Jack was one of the key players in developing our minor alarm system which is still in use today.
 
When Jack moved out of town he certainly left a void.  However, those that knew him and worked side-by-side with him gained an everlasting experience of how to conduct yourself as a firefighter, officer and chief.

Fred W. Gross, President Hope Hose Co. #1





John Nagle Jr.  1974  Hope Hose


The 4th Annual

LT. JAMES CURRAN MEMORIAL SEMINAR 

"Let No Man's Ghost Come Back To Say Their Training Let Them Down"

SATURDAY, APRIL 10th, 2010

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

BUREAU OF TRAINING, FDNY, BUILDING #9, AUDITORIUM

RANDALL’S ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY



Thursday April 1, 2010 - Spy Shots not on EMTBravo



Anthony J. Ruggiero Jr. and John Kelly

Anthony J. Ruggiero Jr. was a 29 year active member of the Tarrytown Fire Department.  Anthony was an Ex-Captain of the Hope Hose Company.
Anthony J. Ruggiero Jr.'s visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 8th from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. 
The Fire Department Service will be held at 7.30pm.  The Fire Department Service will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday.  Anthony's Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 10th at Transfiguration Church with interment to follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a college fund for Ruggiero's children has been established. The Ruggiero Children's College Fund will help put his girls through college after high school. Those interested in supporting the effort can mail checks, made out to the fund, to Tarrytown's KeyBank at 75 N Broadway, Tarrytown. No walk-in check will be accepted. Alternatively, you can make a donation by sending a check to the fund c/o Byrnes, 7 Hickorey Drive, New City, NY 10596.

FUNERAL PARKING INFORMATION: Parking will be located at the West Side Commuter Lot (MTA Lot) in Tarrytown. There will also be additional parking on both sides of West Main Street and Green Street. A shuttle bus will pick up at the corner of Green & West Main Street to go to the church.


John Kelly's was a 33 years active member of the Tarrytown Fire Department. Initially with Washington Engine Company, then Consolidated Engine Company, then 10 years with Riverside Hose Company and most recently with Conqueror Hook & Ladder Company. He had served as Ex-Captain, Chief Driver and most recently promoted to Honorary Chief of the Tarrytown Fire Department. A very active volunteer he was also a member of Fire Boat 5 of the Tarrytown Fire Department, the Sleepy Hollow Ambulance Corps and the Town of Greenburgh Civil Defense.
John Kelly's visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Friday, September 10th from 3-9 p.m.  The Fire Department Service will be held at 7.30pm on Friday.  John's Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 11th at St. Teresa of Avila Church with interment to follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Fireman’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534 would be appreciated.

FUNERAL PARKING INFORMATION: All personal vehicles will be directed towards the West Side Commuter Lot (MTA Lot) in Tarrytown (by the train station). All OFFICIAL FIRE VEHICLES (and any fire apparatus) will be directed to General Motors Lot. (Please be advised that the Chief is requesting that a limit to apparatus attending the services due to parking issues). A shuttle bus will loop around from the West Side Commuter Lot (At Green and Main Street) to the General Motors Lot (Please be advised that the General Motors Lot is in walking distance to the Church).



2010 Hank Napoli Jr. & John Garrison Memorial Training Seminar:

Responding to Routine Emergencies

Guest Speaker: Battalion Chief Frank Montagna FDNY

Author of Responding to ‘Routine’ Emergencies & Contributing Editor for Fire Engineering Magazine

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When: October 23rd 9 AM – 1 PM

Location: Washington Engine Quarters TL78

157 White Plains Rd

Tarrytown NY

Fee: $25 per Person

Spots are limited to the first 150 reservations. Email mcoffey@tarrytownfd.org to reserve your spot

or click here to download the flyer.

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Proceeds will now benefit Scholarship funds for the daughters of
fallen firefighters Anthony Ruggiero and John Kelly and New Beginnings Nursery School






Message from Chief Peter Saracelli

Congratulations to the members of Sleepy Hollow Fire Department and Tarrytown Fire Department on their receipt of the Westchester County Volunteer Firemans Association, Firefighter of the Year award for 2010.

Congratulations to ConqueroR Hook & Ladder Co. on wining the Westcher County Volunteer Firemans Association Second Best Aerial. Congratulations to Hope Hose Co. on winning
the Westchester County Volunteer Firemans Association Best Overall Apparatus. Congratulations to the Tarrytown Fire Department on winning the Westchester County Volunteer Firemans Association Best Regulation Uniform.




Friday November 12, 2010, 5.00pm- 9.00pm Fundraiser to benifit the Children of John Kelly and Anthongy Ruggiero Jr.

A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held at the Double Tree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown.

Cost: $10 - Adults, $5 - Children, Children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

This event is kindly sponsored by The Double Tree Hotel and hosted by Consolidated Engine Company No.1.

There will be a 50.50, Raffles and a silent auction. Lots of prizes! All proceeds will go towards the children's eduction fund.

Please join us and support the children.

Click here to download the flyer. Please print and post the flyer.






Saturday November 5th - Fire Boat 5 named Chief John Kelly

Please see the article on the Patch.
http://tarrytown.patch.com/articles/tarrytowns-fire-boat-5-named-in-honor-of-john-kelly





Saturday September 25th - WCVFA Parade

Congratulations to the Westchester Volunteer Firemans Assocation and the Hasting-on-Hudson Fire Department hosts of the 2010 WCVFA Convention and Parade.

Second Best Aerial - Tarrytown Fire Department - ConqueroR Hook & Ladder Co.
Best Overall Apparatus - Tarrytown Fire Department - Hope Hose Co.
Best Regulation Uniform- Tarrytown Fire Department

For full results please see the Westchester County Parade Judges Association website.


If you have pictures of Tarrytown Fire Department from the Parade please email your photographs to TarrytownFD10.upload@picasaweb.com






Saturday October 23th - Hank Napoli Jr. & John Garrison Memorial Training Seminar

Many thanks to guest speaker Battalion Chief Frank Montagna FDNY for the excellent Responding to Routine Emergencies Training Seminar. There was a sizable turnout for this seminar and it is our sincere hope that such event will be staged annually. Proceeds from this year’s seminar will benefit the Scholarship funds for the daughters of fallen firefighters Anthony Ruggiero and John Kelly. Many thanks to all those who worked tirelessly to plan and deliver this event.






Thursday September 23rd - WCVFA Firefighter of the Year







Friday August 6th - Ossining Parade

Congratulations on receiving "Most Firefighters in the Line of March", "Best Appearing Ladder or Aerial", "Best Appearing Pumper" and "Best Overall". Result are on the Westchester County Parade Judges Association website.





9-11 Patch Project

The 9/11 Patch Project has just kicked off the two year drive to get the 10 Year 9/11 Anniversary Patches on all uniforms before January 1st, 2011. This is just over a year to get this accomplished and it is a tall order.
Drive to get the 10 Year 9-11 Anniversary Patches on all uniforms...





Sunday 28 November 2010 - CBS News Honoring Volunteer Firefighters

Every 23 seconds, somewhere is the country, firefighters are responding to a call. And what's surprising is that 72% of those fire fighters are volunteers. Peter Greenberg looks at the people, who are likely to your neighbor, co-worker, or handy man who give their time to protect and save our lives.

Watch the video: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7097220n&tag=related;photovideo

If you are interested in Volunteering please see our Volunteer page.



Friday December 3rd - Inspection

 



Many thanks to the Double Tree Hotel management and staff.  Photographs courtesy of Charles Boyce and Craig Allan. Please email your photographs to TarrytownFD10.upload@picasaweb.com





Remembering The Holiday Spirit

Formerly a familiar sight around Tarrytown was John Kelly's truck decorated with a Christmas tree. Firefighter Andrew Hofgartner's tribute to John Kelly and his iconic decorated truck.






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