I went to a rally today in Mineola with other members of my fire department. We were there to demand that we are being listened to and to drum up support for a family and a community who has been fighting an injustice for 4 years. That injustice is that Malverne Firefighter Paul Brady's (who was tragically killed in the line of duty in 2006) name has not yet been added to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall in Albany! (http://monument.fire-hero.com/)
They gave out flyers there with info about how to contact your New York State Officials about supporting the 2 bills that are being proposed in the Assembly and the Senate.
Assembly Bill #A10836-A and Senate Bill #S8450 both propose to amend section 7 of the Volunteer Firefighters Benefit Law (VFBL) by adding a new subdivision which will mandate that the name of any Line of Duty Death be honored by inscribing the Firefighters name on the wall in Albany.
Contact your Assembly rep at www.assembly.state.ny.gov
Just type in your zip code and then click on the rep that comes up for your district. When you are sent to their page click CONTACT on the left side of the page and send them an email asking them to support the assembly bill listed above and let them know WHY they should support it.
Contact you Senate rep at www.nysenate.gov and send your rep an email asking them to support the senate bill listed above and let them know WHY they should support it.
If you need more info as to what happened to Paul I am posting some links below. Paul's name is on the NATIONAL MONUMENT in Maryland and the NASSAU COUNTY MONUMENT in Garden City. SO WHY IS HIS NAME NOT ON THE STATE WALL?
READ THIS LINK!!
What a load of rediculous nonsense!
Paul Brady: http://www.liherald.com/detail.html?sub_id=24678
Please send your reps emails! This is the only way we are going to get this passed!!
RIP Brother! We won't stop until your name is on the wall where it should be!!
Signing Off 13:05