#2 Gerald Sanford, retired New York City Firefighter, author of It Started with a Helmet

Gerald Sanford is a US Navy veteran, retired New York City firefighter, and author of the book It Started with a Helmet. In this episode Jerry reflects on his time as a fireman during the civil unrest in Harlem in the 1970’s, being in New York City during September 11th, 2001, and his relationships with some of the men who gave their life that day. Below is a list of all the books referenced in the episode, the charities that Jerry is involved with, as well as links to all of his social media accounts where he is very active. If you would like to read a transcript of this episode, you can click here: Jerry Sanford Transcript

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Jerry’s list of charitable organizations he is currently involved with:

Freedom Memorial Foundation of Naples

Gulf Coast Retired Firefighters

Gulf Coast Veterans & Friends

Wounded Warriors of Collier County

Home Base

Bonita Springs Assistance Office

Wreaths Across America

Follow Jerry on social media:

-Facebook: facebook.com/itstartedwithahelmet

-Twitter: @TheFDNYhelmet

-Instagram: @itstartedwithahelmet

-Tik Tok: @itstartedwithahelmet


List of books referenced in episode:

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