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WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE “GENE OKANE DIVISION OF FDNY RETIRED”

THE FIRST & OLDEST DIVISION OF FDNY RETIRED, CHARTERED IN 1978

Who Are We?

We are an organization of retired New York City Firemen living on the west coast of Florida in the areas of Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Pinellas, Hillsborough counties.

Although now retired, we share the bond of having had the privilege of protecting lives and property of the residents of the city of New York while members of the greatest fire department in the world, the FDNY. As retirees of the FDNY, in 1978 we banded together to form the first chapter of the FDNY RETIRED, received a charter from the state of Florida and named our organization after our founder, Gene OKane. Thus we are “THE GENE OKANE DIVISION OF FDNY RETIRED”. Our division is the oldest of all the divisions of FDNY Retired, one of nine divisions located in Florida and one of twenty six divisions scattered across the United States. We are also a member of the the “URFA, the United Retired Firefighters Assn. We welcome all FDNY retirees, both firemen & officers, retired volunteer firemen from all other municipalities and non-firemen to join us in friendship and brotherhood as members of our proud organization.


Memberships And Meetings


Membership in the Gene Okane Division of FDNY Retired is open to all FDNY retirees both firemen and officers, paid and volunteer firemen from all cities across the U.S.A., also non firemen are accepted as “Associate Members”. Applications for membership can be obtained by clicking on the “Coupons” tab above where you will find a membership application which you can print and mail in. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month with the exception of June, July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion “Paradise Post” located on Veterans Drive in New Port Richey.


Executive Board

2022 -2023

Kevin Doherty

President

727-744-5748

Rich Miccio

Vice President

727-947-7734

Paul Ryan

Treasurer

407-595-2243

Pete Fredricksen

Recording Secretary

727-261-6222

Mike Doyle

Financial Secretary

631-624-8293

Jim Barry

Chaplain and Newsletter Editor

727-859-5847

Jim Dunscomb

Sargent At Arms

727-846-8875


Board Of Trustees

2022-2023

Jack D’Andrea

727-862-7415

John Pasquale

352-683-7966

John Murphy

352-666-9391 

Louis Kikis

727-934-4117