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Retired FDNY EMS Captain

I was introduced to radio when I started working for NYC*EMS in November of 1987, assigned to Station 36 (Cumberland) where I worked 36I2 in downtown Brooklyn.  In 1991 transferred to EMS Communications where I became a 911 dispatcher. This is where my love for radio began, as I received my Novice Amateur Radio License, and quickly upgraded to Technician Class.  In 1996 I was promoted to Lieutenant, and began working directly for the Chief of EMS Communications. In 1996 NYC*EMS merged with FDNY, and I began working for the Commissioner of Fire Communications. I relocated to FDNY Headquarters in 1998 when the new building opened at 9 Metrotech Center in Brooklyn, NY. 

I was promoted to EMS Captain in August 2001.  On 9/11/2001 I was on scene prior to the 2nd plane hitting the towers, and survived both collapses of the WTC.

I worked as a Citywide Dispatch Supervisor, EMS Duty Captain in Manhattan, Special Events, and Special projects relating to EMS Communications. I was involved in the opening of PSAC1 in 2010, and retired in 2011.

My first radio was an Icom IC-U16 then an IC-735. Currently running a Yaesu 991A in the shack, and a Yaesu FTM-100DR in the vehicle.  My portable radios are a Yaesu FT-2DR and a AnyTone AT-D868. I have a Yaesu FT-8800D in a Hammo-Can, and a BTECH UV-2105 in my Polaris Ranger.   Whistler WS-1095 in the shack and a Uniden BCD436HP that goes mobile with me. My SharkRF OpenSpot is always on.

I’m active on HF, VHF & UHF, and enjoy the digital modes of amateur radio, FT8, DMR, & C4FM.

I’m a member of the Tamaqua Wireless Association – W3TWA and Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Association - SARA

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