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FDNY hosting citywide ‘Open House’ for 150th anniversary

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The FDNY is planning to celebrate its 150th anniversary by holding a citywide “Open House,” The Post has learned.

Every firehouse and many EMS stations will open their world-famous doors to the public for two hours, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2

http://nypost.com/2015/04/19/fdny-hosting-citywide-open-house-for-150th-anniversary/

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I don't think the guy really is a probie. The article takes their information of the FDNY Rant forum (not unlike this one) and people who have few posts are listed as probies, then FF First Class, etc. as you post more.

http://fdnyrant.proboards.com/board/12/kitchen

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I had the pleasure of visiting E54/L4 and B9. Great guys very friendly. As was most stations, i did say most.

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Met some of the guys at E54/L4 and L8. Awesome experience. I tried to meet some of the guys at Ten House and was met by some resistance. I'm sure every house is different, but I'd have to say most of the FDNY firefighters are awesome guys to talk to. I've randomly run into L5 and HM1 on lunch breaks and they were more than happy to shoot the crap. I'd love to see the inside of a lot of the houses!

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Guy pictured is not a probie. He has 8 years on the job. That happens to be my firehouse pictures

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Please visit us! We're happy to chat, talk a little shop and maybe give a quick tour. However, if you're in the know, (and you are 'cause you're on this site) visit off the beaten path a bit. Give the guys in Times Square and The World Trade Center a break if you can.

Not that M' Ave needs someone to back up his statements, but in my experience this is 100% true. Some of the most welcoming houses I've visited were in completely off-the-path areas of Brooklyn and Da' Bronx, simply because they aren't easy to get to, and they appreciate the effort and attention. I still BS now and then with a few of the guys I met in Brooklyn a year or two ago.

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Thanks tsull. I think I was working for that

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Here's the deal....that firehouse is a living memorial, a tourist destination and certainly highly visable. It's hard to even respond on alarms from there. The moment the door go up, they're mobbed. They have to put signs out telling people not to cross the apparatus door threshold. They have to use ropes to stop sidwalk traffic to pull out.

I understand completely. Ten House is the Mecca of the firefighting world due to the event that unfolded on its doorstep. I don't blame them for the ropes and for the chaos that happens around them daily. I really don't even care to see the inside for the house, I just want to look at the rigs like every other buff in this great nation. Those guys saw Hell unleash (literally) in front of them. It just sucks that they are so overwhelmed by John Q. Public that they can't spare the extra moments for those of us that actually care and want to have a real conversation with them. I'm sure if I went there when the tourists are at a lull I'll have better luck....then again, there's so many f---ing tourists there!

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