“The current members of Watkins Street would like to express our gratitude to all the members who have worked before us. For it is their dogged determination and commitment to excellence on which our very traditions are grounded.”

Aug
25
2015

Congratulations FDNY Lt. Billy Rodgers – 25 Years of Dedicated Service!

Watkins Street salutes Lieutenant Billy Rodgers (L120) on his 25th anniversary of distinguished service to the FDNY and the City of New York. Lt. Rodgers, a traditional “old school boss” began his career at The Fire Factory in Harlem as a probationary firefighter in L26. After 12 years in Harlem, he was promoted Lt, and
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Aug
14
2015

Watkins Street Company Picnic

ALL former members and their families are welcome to join us at the annual Watkins Street Company Picnic on Tuesday, August 25th (12:30pm) at Beach 130th St (Belle Harbor, Rockaway). We will enjoy a family beach day and BBQ on the beautiful shores of Rockaway. We look forward to seeing everyone.
Aug
14
2015

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the newest Watkins Street dad’s Greg Frusci and Jason Gaetani on the birth of their sons (George Frusci and Jason Jr)
Jul
22
2015

Watkins Street Treasure Andy Gargiulo Chosen As “2015 Man Of The Year”

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Congratulations to Watkins Street legend, and L120 most Senior Member Andy Gargiulo, a United States Korean War Veteran, who will be honored as the Town of Babylon Conservative Party 2015 Man Of The Year! Mr. Gargiulo, (an ordained Deacon who spends most of his free time at local cemeteries quietly tending to the spiritual needs of grieving families)
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Jul
10
2015

A Job Well Done – FDNY Chief of Training, AC Thomas Galvin

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Watkins Street congratulates FDNY Chief of Training, Assistant Chief Thomas Galvin upon his retirement following 37 years of distinguished service to the City of New York. Chief Galvin, a former Battalion 44 Commander (1993-1999) began his firefighting career in 1978 at St John’s East (E234/L123/Bn38), having the good fortune to serve under highly respected figures
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Jun
14
2015

A Tribute To BC George Eysser – “A Consummate Fire Officer”

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The Officers & Members of E231/L120/Bn44 salute the life of Battalion Chief George Eysser (US Navy, FDNY WTC 9/11), a true gentleman whose exemplary 40 year career began in 1962 as a Probationary FF (L-25) spanning the FDNY “War Years” before culminating as an integral part of the FDNY leadership as a Chief Officer (Bn35)
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May
30
2015

FDNY Firefighter Timothy Melia E332, United States Marine

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Signal 65-2 has been transmitted We are sorry to inform you of the passing of active FF Timothy Melia (E332), a US Marine who honorably served our country in multiple tours of duty. Tim, (whose grandfather Dan was a Bn44 Chief) is survived by his wife and 4 young children. In the true spirit of
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May
22
2015

“Chow’s On….Come ‘n Get It!

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The Brothers send a tip of the helmet to Lt. Sal Mirra (L120 cov) for rolling up his sleeves and finally preparing his world famous “Salzones” for Watkins Street! After ordering the probies off their feet for an hour and telling the students to hit the books – Lt. Mirra declared it to be “Firefighter
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May
21
2015

Watkins Street Reunion Luncheon

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A great time was had by all at the Watkins Street Reunion Luncheon held at the Wantagh Inn. The turnout was excellent spanning from Andy Garguilo and Seymore Schenker (assigned to E231/L120 in 1957) all the way to Joe Ciaravino and Ryan Mosiello (assigned to E231/L120 in 2014). Special thanks to Kevin McCarthy and Tim
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May
6
2015

“The Tradition Continues…

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Congratulations to FF Kevin Healy (E231) and FF Devon Phillips (E231) who both graduated FDNY Proby School today, and in the coming days will stand their first official Roll Call on Watkins Street. The appointment of FF Healy to E231 has special significance as he is becomes the 3rd member of his immediate family to
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