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August 27, 2014
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2014 Heritage of Pride March
This year FireFLAG/EMS will be lining up on 41st Street between Park Ave and Madison Ave in Manhattan for the Heritage of Pride March down 5th Avenue. Please come join us at 11am . If you would like to March; Firefighters and EMS personnel wear your Class A uniforms. Supporters please wear Beige/Khaki shorts and a Fireflag T-shirt. If you are coming from another department please get permission from your department to march in Class A uniforms FireFLAG/EMS T-Shirts will be sold at the event for those of you in need. After the Parade the will be a gathering at St. Luke in the Field Church 487 Hudson Street just south of Christopher Street

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It looks like it is going to be a great summer. We at FireFLAG/EMS want to thank everyone that marched with us during the Heritage of Pride March. It was the second time the Fire Commishioner marched with us and our first parade with the FDNY Color Guard leading us down 5th Avenue.    We have no meetings during the summer. If you need us just call our number. Read More...
Meeting and Social - Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Our membership meeting will be held at the LGBT Community Center on W. 13th Street between 7th Ave and Greenwich.  Meeting time is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Our room assignment changes from month to month so please check at the front desk.
Afterwards, starting at 8:30 p.m., it's FireFLAG night at Ty's Bar on Christopher St. in the village



We will have raffles and a 50/50. Bring your friends for this special night.
Career Firefighter Focus Group - TBA

This meeting is open to career firefighters only and is part of an on-going series of meetings to discuss issues related to being gay on the job.

For details on the meeting e-mail:

Buy FireFLAG/EMS T-Shirts

"Coming out from behind the badge" - WFUV Radio Interview

FireFLAG/EMS President Michael Vissichelli sits down with reporter George Bodarky to talk about his experience coming out in the firehouse.  The interview aired on WFUV in New York during Pride Week '10 as part of the CityScape public affairs program.  It is available in several formats - links to each is below.

iTunes podcast -
Click on "Coming Out From Behind the Badge".

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You can also access the interview at WFUV's archives at - . Click on the Cityscape Public Affairs program link and hit GO!  The air date for this interview is June 26, 2010.

Annual Membership Dues
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" news articles
FireFLAG/EMS press release and articles from the Advocate and New York Daily News quoting FireFLAG president Mike Vissichelli.
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