For Your Entertainment: Nation’s Bravest’s Mr. Philly - John “Jack” Slivinski
From today’s post about Nation’s Bravest’s Calendar.
BIOJohn “Jack” Slivinski, Jr. (May 24, 1979 – June 25, 2011) was a member of Philadelphia Fire Fighters’ Union IAFF Local 22, which supports Nation’s Bravest. Jack served his country as both a 3rd generation US Marine and a 2nd generation Philadelphia firefighter. He advocated the support of the Widow’s Fund, which assists the families of fallen Philadelphia firefighters.
“Mr. Philly” was a member of the prestigious Rescue 1, an elite, FEMA-certified unit that conducts daring rescues throughout the city. His father was an original member of Engine 1, founded in 1991. In addition to firefighting, Jack was a sous chef at an Italian restaurant in Northern Liberties.