Retired Emergency Man's Association





Let us never forget all those souls lost on September 11, 2001 in NY, PA and Washington,

especially our fallen NYPD brothers who gave their lives so selflessly.


 Let us keep all those men and women serving in our armed forces around the world in our thoughts and prayers, especially those assigned to ESU who have been called to active duty.


    Our prayers are being requested for the following members, or their family members.



Kathleen M. Girven, wife of REMA member Charles Girven (Ret Sgt ESS 3) on Friday, January 05, 2018 at the age of seventy-five. She was also the mother of REMA members, NYPD Captain Charles Girven (50 Pct) and Kenneth Girven (Ret. NYPD Capt). She had been in ill health before her death. Kathy Girven leaves behind her beloved husband, Charlie; sons, Charlie (NYPD) & his wife Carol and Kenny (retired NYPD) & his wife Lynn. She was predeceased by her son, the late Christopher (FDNY). She was the cherished grandmother of Charlie, Shannon, Erin, Kenny Jr., & Katy. Kathy’s son, Charlie, Jr. wrote the following about his mother: “Mom was a proud supporter of the NYPD, and in particular, the NYPD Emergency Service Unit. She was wife and mom to three cops, and yes, one firefighter. She was a staff worker at the New Yorker Magazine, married my Dad, and became a “house engineer” (housewife). Around the house could be found pictures of us cops and fireman adorning walls and tables.” Please keep Kathleen Girven and Charlie’s entire family in your prayers during this difficult time. May she rest in heavenly peace in a place that the Lord has prepared for her as she answers His call to come home. (Posted January 06, 2018)

REMA member Mario Vincent Zupi, (Ret.ESS 4) , of Pearl River, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born on August 2, 1924 in Paola, Italy and moved to New York with his family when he was 13. He was ninety three years old. He is also the father-in-law of REMA member James McGrath. Mario served in the U. S. Army in the Pacific during WWII. Following his military service he worked as a draftsman then joined NYPD in 1954 where he was a member of the Emergency Service Unit 4, until his retirement. A skilled craftsman, he built a cabin cruiser and the home where he resided for 52 years. He was a proud member of the Sons of Italy, Rockland Lodge 2176 and American Legion Post 284 in VA. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Giovanna Mannarino Zupi; daughters, Rosemarie Mills of Pearl River, Susan Oertel (Richard) of Colonial Heights, VA, Theresa Forster (Robert) of East Moriches, NY, Carol Cricchio (Dr. Frank) of Stony Point, NY and Joann McGrath (James) of Pearl River; seven grandchildren, Dr. Andrea Oertel (Dr. Hossain Marandi), Kimberly Irwin (Daniel), Gianni Forster, Sara and Maija McGrath and Gia and Peter Cricchio; four great-grandchildren, Emma Kate and Jackson Irwin and Rocco and Enzo Marandi; and sister, Lee Capurro. (Posted December 26, 2017)

Theresa Staib, mother-in-law of REMA member Det. Pat Pogan  (ESS 2, ESU-Haz Mat, JTTF) on Friday, December 22, 2017 quietly at home surrounded by her family. Theresa was eighty-four years old and had been in ill health for a long while. Born in Harlem during the Depression, she was one of five girls. She married the love of her life, John Staib, Jr. who was a FDNY Lt.  and they had three children: the late John III, Timothy (Dep Sheriff  - Nassau County Correction, and Janet Pogan (RN, NUMC). Theresa was also the proud grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 6.
Theresa overcame many adversities during her life including two bouts with cancer. She always managed to maintain a bright smile and cheerful attitude despite it all. She loved playing with and caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and family alike, but none more so than Pat and his wife, Please keep Theresa Staib and her entire family in your prayers during this difficult time. May she rest in heavenly peace in a place that the Lord has prepared for her as she answers His call to come home. (Posted December 26, 2017)

REMA - Request for Prayer List


We have a REMA memberf's brother dealing with a Stage 4 Cancer. Let's join in seeking comfort and healing while he hoes through his ordeal. (Posted January 05, 2018)


There are now TWENTY - FOUR people that our prayers are requested for. They wish to remain anonymous and I will respect their wishes. May they all have their intentions fulfilled. (posted January 14, 2018)