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Meet Correspondent Frankie Verderame

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | May 15, 2021 | NEW YORK

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Meet 1st Responder News correspondent Frankie Verderame from Centereach, NY! Frankie, aka "Frankie The Buff", is 19-years-old and is a Probationary Firefighter in the Centereach Fire Department on Long Island. When he's not working and responding to alarms, he can be seen taking photos for 1st Responder Newspaper. Frankie is pictured here at a recent taxpayer drill at the Suffolk County Fire Academy that the Centereach FD attended.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.