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Fire-Dex and Fire Dept. Coffee Partnership   October 28, 2022

We are officially an exclusive gear partner for Fire Dept. Coffee! Protecting people is mission critical for our two companies. 

We are now the exclusive gear partner (including helmets, gloves, jackets, pants and hoods) for Fire Dept. Coffee, a pairing that brings industry-leading PPE together with freshly roasted gourmet coffee and entertaining, educational online content for firefighters.

Fire Dept. Coffee is run by active and retired firefighters who give back to first responders who have become sick or injured while on the job, or who are facing other serious health challenges. In the same charitable spirit, we are donating multiple sets of turnout gear to Fire Dept. Coffee and FDC Media, the growing social media content arm of Fire Dept. Coffee that provides a fun look at department and EMS life.

The playful and passionate FDC team—who generate tens of millions of social media views a year with their lighthearted approach to the industry—will help us elevate our safety message to departments that need to stay tuned to the latest developments and best practices in PPE.

Including turnout gear made with our exclusive TECGEN71 outer shell fabric, we're also donating dual-certified tech rescue and wildland gear, extrication gloves, and structural gloveshelmets and hoods to Fire Dept. Coffee.

“Finding a trusted partner for PPE solutions is essential for our team, both in our jobs as full-time first responders, and content creators at FDC Media,” said Jason Patton, VP of Fire Dept. Coffee who also spearheads the partnership as the star of hilarious videos that tap into the power of humor to lift the spirits of firefighters worldwide. “Fire-Dex parallels our ethos, and its PPE is specially designed with the health and safety of the first responder community in mind. The opportunity to work with them as an exclusive partner will allow us to further conversations about PPE and care, and to continue to promote the importance of firefighter safety.”

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Founded in 2016 by firefighter/paramedic and U.S. Navy veteran Luke Schneider, Fire Dept. Coffee is a NaVOBA certified veteran-owned business that is dedicated to handcrafting great-tasting coffee and supporting first responders. The latest deal with us is inked through FDC Media which includes the popular Fire Department Chronicles YouTube channel.

Going forward, Jason and his team will wear Fire-Dex gear when filming Fire Dept. Coffee and FDC Media content (such as “Firefighter vs. Flamethrower!”). To round out the partnership, we'll be activating cross-promotional giveaway campaigns throughout the year on our social channels.

“When we first started discussions about this partnership, we instantly felt the strong alignment between our brands and the people behind them,” said Jenny Surovey, Vice President of Marketing for Fire-Dex. “We have similar missions that are focused on the health and safety of first responders and are passionate about providing education and resources to help support the fire industry. We couldn’t be prouder to welcome Fire Dept. Coffee into the Fire-Dex family.”

Coming Soon
Handcrafted Fire Dept. Coffee is a hot seller with first responders who appreciate a high-quality pot of joe and the jolt it provides. Helping crews stay ready to rescue is a mission that we also know well and are proud to support. Together, we hope to increase awareness for solutions that save lives.

Stay tuned to Fire Dept. Coffee social channels (FacebookTwitterTikTokInstagramYouTube) and Fire-Dex channels (FacebookYouTubeTikTokInstagram) for fresh content along with opportunities to win brand-new gear, swag bags and other “pick-me-ups” for coffee drinkers in the line of duty.

Jake's 58 And Northwell Health Team Up To Help Ukraine

ISLANDIA, NY — Jake's 58 Casino Hotel of Islandia and Northwell Health are partnering to send medical supplies to hospitals in Ukraine, according to a news release from Suffolk Off-Track Betting (OTB).  Suffolk OTB, which runs the casino, made a $10,000 donation to the Northwell Health Ukraine Relief Fund to send vital medical supplies to hospitals in the embattled nation, which is under invasion by Russia. The check was accepted by Donna Moravick, executive director for South Shore University Hospital, on behalf of Northwell Health President and CEO, Michael Dowling.  More money will be raised throughout April from Jake’s 58’s "DONATE YOUR CHANGE FOR THE UKRAINE" campaign. The program gives casino bettors the option to effortlessly donate excess change while cashing out winnings and funds at kiosks in the casino.

"At times like these, people always come together to help those most in need, and the patrons at OTB will undoubtedly do their part," said Suffolk County Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey.  Suffolk OTB President/CEO Tony Pancella said he hopes to double, or even triple, the initial $10,000 donation.

"Our patrons are very generous, and we want to do all we can to help the Ukrainian people during this tragic invasion of their homeland," Pancella said.

Long Island volunteer firefighters also announced a donation of flame-retardant gear to help Ukrainian first responders put out fires left in the wake of bombs and shelling. The equipment was donated by the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund.  "The Fire Service is a brotherhood that takes care of its own," said Brian Farrell, the organization’s president.

The World Health Organization has verified at least 43 attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine since the Russian invasion as of March 17. More than 300 healthcare facilities are within the conflict zone and 600 others are within 6 miles of territory currently under siege. The funds raised at Jake’s 58 will pay for medical supplies that will be transported to Poland and eventually delivered to the front lines.

"We have a moral obligation to help ease the suffering of the Ukrainian people," Dowling said. "This generous donation will help address the immediate needs of individuals, families, and communities by providing medical assistance on the front lines. I want to thank Jake’s 58 for their contribution to the Northwell Health Ukraine Relief Fund."

4/28/2022 - Montauk Brewing Company continues with "Brews for a Cause"

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3/22/22  Terry Fund sends supplies to Ukraine

Jake's 58 Casino allowing people to donate winnings to help Ukraine

For the next month or so, gamblers at Jake’s 58 Casino will have the option at cash-out machines to donate part of their winnings to the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

Tony Pancella, the president and CEO of Suffolk County OTB, says they are “kicking it off with a $10,000 donation” courtesy of the OTB and Jake's.

The donations are going to the Northwell Ukrainian Global Relief Fund, which is helping hospitals in desperate need of supplies.

An untold amount of civilians, children and troops have been killed and cities have been left in ruins in the one month since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

For Ukrainian-born Riverhead resident Nazar Podola, the efforts of so many are going a long way.

"It makes me really appreciate the community I'm in," said Podola, who has loved ones in the war zone.

“A lot of people now are leaving their country and refugees are staying in my city because it was supposed to be the safest place to be – and it's no longer safe," she said.

Oksana Khlopa, of Kings Park, has been watching too. She came to the U.S. from Ukraine in 2005 and has felt sad and scared hearing from loved ones back home. She drove to meet our News 12 morning crew with a message:

“Everybody that’s donated anything – every little thing means a lot to Ukrainian people. They have their bags packed, and they are leaving and fleeing their homes. Everything being donated is so greatly appreciated."

Before going to work on her own fundraiser she spearheaded in Kings Park, she made the first donation at Jake's 58.

"I'm not thinking, ‘It could've been me.’ It would've been me," she said.

There are many places, people and organizations that are trying to help humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The Terry Farrell Foundation usually donates volunteer firefighter gear to other houses in need across the country. They are going international now, sending as much as possible to help those on the front lines in Ukraine.

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5/11/2022 - Fire News presents "9/11 Edition Charitable Awards Event"


 Contact Frank C. Trotta:  631 286-4566


In May, Fire News held a charitable awards event donating a total of $50,000 to five fire related charities.  The commitment to donate the funds was made by Fire News publisher Frank C. Trotta when the Fire News 9/11 20th Anniversary Issue was released last fall. 


Publisher Frank C. Trotta and Chief Operating Officer Tim Edwards presented $10,000 checks to the charities, noting that the “Five charities continue to contribute in a positive way to families affected by the devasting effects of 9/11”.


The charities chosen serve both Suffolk and Nassau County with many doing work nationally.  They include The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Foundation, The Ray Pfeifer Foundation, Firefighter Cancer Support Network – NY Chapter and The FealGood Foundation.


The afternoon event was well-attended by chiefs and members from all around Long Island, state and local government officials and others.  It was highlighted by the Ceremonial Color Guard provided by the Fire Chiefs Council of Suffolk County and former FDNY Chief of Department Tom Richardson as the key note speaker.  Additional speakers included Legislator Tom Donnelly, Senator John Brooks, Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Liason for FDNY 9/11 Ceremonial Unit Ray McGuire and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy.


“I’d like to thank the Fire News editorial and sales staff for their round-the-clock work producing the 9/11 20th Anniversary issue, our photographers who donated their images and our advertisers who supported the issue,” said Trotta.  Thank you to the South County Ambulance Company for generously providing their facilities, hospitality and to all of their members that volunteered to help.

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Fire News is celebrating its 50th year and has been a leader in the print industry reaching fire, rescue, and EMS members.  Fire News currently prints 12 editions reaching 15 states including Long Island, New York State, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Ohio.  In addition to, their social media pages have 160,000+ followers.  For more information contact Frank C. Trotta, Publisher at 631 286-4566 or

1/15/22   Terry Fund donates Engine to Stephenson Vol, Fire Company  - Menominee County, Michigan

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Beattyville Kentucky Apparatus and Equipment Delivery.  2/4/2022


The Terry Farrell folks are asking for law enforcement and fire service help with roadside salutes and especially LAW ENFORCEMENT escorts for January 6th 2022 from Bethpage (Long Island, New York) to Kentucky via New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The Terry Fund has been asked to get these fire trucks and first responder gear to Lee County KY to assist local Firefighters and first responders.

Right now they are looking at at least 6 to 9 vehicles making the trip and possibly more by Jan 6th. Two of those will be full size fire apparatus that do not move faster than about 55mph. The other vehicles include suv, van and pickup types.

Their intended route leaving at 1900 hours will be taking the LIE 495 to Cross Island Parkway to the Belt Parkway to the Verrazano Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike south I-95 to I-276 to I-76 thru Pennsylvania and then into West Virginia and into Kentucky.


If your fire department, fire company, EMS, fire police and especially local and state law enforcement can assist, please forward this email to them and have them make contact below...or send the below the contact information:


CONTACT: Brian Farrell

Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund

510 Grumman Rd. West

Bethpage NY 11714

FEDERAL TAX I.D. # 56-2512213

Timothy Farrell
09/17/57- 12/14/19

In Loving Memory

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National Office: 510 Grumman Road West 
Bethpage, NY 11714



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