The Lady and the Firefighter

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What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family

We all know that our first responders– firefighters, police, and EMS workers– face danger and unpredictable scenes every single day. It is a risk that they and their families are aware of with every good-morning kiss and goodnight embrace. Continue reading “What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family”

What Nobody Tells You About Dating a Career Firefighter

Your firefighter, society, and personal stories can teach you only a couple things about dating a career firefighter. To save time, I have compiled a thorough list of pointers I wish I had known before The Man became a career firefighter.

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About The New Name and the Mission of The Lady and The Firefighter

Last month I changed the name of this blog from A Lady in Waiting to The Lady and the Firefighter, but never updated my About Page. Check out the updates here.

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Q&A with Barbara of FDNY-Owned Halligan Bottle Openers

Barbara and her husband Tim met in 2003. In 2005, he joined the ranks of the FDNY. Together, they own Halligan Bottle Openers. I was lucky enough to be be able to connect with this wise firewife, and get an inside peek of the journey upon which The Man and I have embarked.

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The Best FDNY House Animal Instagrams

Every firehouse need a dog, right?

Not anymore! Besides Nickels, many houses have jumped on the Cat Craze bandwagon. Here are just a few FDNY friend instagram accounts every animal lover should check out.

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After Jonas, Thanks FDNY and NYPD

The Man was home during this blizzard. I consider myself very lucky.

Mayor DeBlasio and city officials were urging everyone to stay inside and off the road, so please take a moment and be grateful for the irreplaceable members of the NYPD and FDNY– not only are there men and women who had to go in for their regular shifts to protect all of us, but countless others picked up extra shifts to make sure there is adequate coverage in the event of an emergency. In my neighborhood, 30 inches of snow fell, and Central Park in Manhattan saw 26.8. That means that this snowstorm missed the record of 26.9 inches set on February 11, 2006, by a margin of one-tenth of an inch!
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New Name, Same Heart: Introducing The Lady and the Firefighter

In 2014, I began an upward spiral of self-discovery. I used words and this blog as a means of discovery and expression. I was the Lady in Waiting, in the sense that I was taking life’s daily dealings and turning them into learning experiences. While proactively becoming a better lady, I was also waiting for the universe to teach me lessons in life, love, friendship, and career.
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