Kevin is back for his first episode since returning from New York City. Sully is happy to have him back and the boys have a lot to talk about.
Kevin is back for his first episode since returning from New York City. Sully is happy to have him back and the boys have a lot to talk about. Kevin starts off by bringing up his first days at Fort Totten, the FDNY base for Fire Officer training.
The first night he got there, he got a look at his new "home" for a month, and met all of the people he would be in class with. He had guys from Albany, New Rochelle, Yonkers, North Tonawanda, Auburn, Glens Falls, Cohoes, Watervaliet, Westchester and Henrietta with him. Kevin said all the guys were great people and they're really what held the class together. They encountered some different times, because they didn't have an "RA" for about a week and a half, normally there are 2 assigned to the FLSTP's (First Line Supervisors Training Program) class. They got let out of class on multiple occasions much later than they were required, and a few more things. The guys leaned on each other a bit through humor (go figure), busting balls, and just relaxing and enjoying the experience. They took a few "field trips" to the Empire State Building, World Trade Center Memorial, Citi Field (Home of the Mets), Yankee Stadium, and FDNY Marine 1, the fire boat. They had dinner as a class at Lombardi's (Pizza) in downtown Manhattan, as well as, Toni DiNapoli's (Italian) in Times Square. For a normal dinner, there was a "chow hall" on the fort where they could eat for free. Every single meal had carrots in it.... which, made them decide to cook out for themselves one night. They had some drinks, played some corn hole and got to know each other more on that fun night.
All in all, Kevin said it was a memorable experience that he was fortunate to be a part of. However, when asked if he would do it again, he replied back quickly... "Oh hell no."