REST IN PEACE BRO, IF I EVER DECIDED TO COME TO WORK MAYBE I WOULD HAVE HEARD STORIES ABOUT YOU.
thanks for the memories during the good old days warren fuchs(retired bklyn disp 120)
My Condolences,Fred Grant will always be remembered.
I was always glad to work with you
Our Condolences,Fred will always be remembered
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
My condolences to the family.
Rest in peace old friend. Worked a few years with you and appreciated all your kind words to me. Thank you.
To Dorothy, We were so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. It was a pleasure to have had you both as friends and neighbors during our time in Port Charlotte.We think of you both often. Our Best, Steve & Linda
Dad, Valuable and precious to Him.
We missed you in our lives as children and we will miss you in your death. Our children never got to know you personally nor our grandchildren but the memory of your life will be told from generation to generation.
Condolences to our Aunt Laura and Aunt Jean, our cousins, his nieces and nephews, Godchildren, and the entire Schulze and Merritt Family.
See you in Heaven, Dad
Fred's children Carol, Marjorie, Frederick
Rest In Peace, Didn't really know you - But I'm sure you've worked with my father from time to time.
Fred Grant...He put an end to fliers and broke up friendly card games by his constant spying on us and trying to catch us in the act of doing something that he thought we shouldn't be doing. This, when the Bronx was in ashes and the job was getting done by the best damned dispatchers in the world.
I recall when (Acting Chief Disp) Fred Grant made a strong impression on a number of us with his sound advice and practical teaching at Proby Training School at the Rock in March, 1969. Rest in Peace. Retired FDNY - Disp 144
Rest in Peace - Fred was from the old school and new how to get the job done. He respected knowledge of the job and did not allow the malingerers to flourish. Very few are left with the skills that Fred possessed - Maybe that is what is wrong with the job today.
He busted our chops- But WE got the job done!
May you rest in peace.
My hat’s off to Fred Grant for his skill and the talent he utilized to see that the job got done. He rode roughshod over fifty of the most irreverent, undisciplined, self-centered, opinionated characters under his command through the City’s worst years and was able to mold them into the World’s Best Dispatchers who he manipulated, cajoled, threatened and drove to keep the Red Devil from getting the upper hand. To the mere mortals on the platform, the Fuhrer’s moves seemed arbitrary and tyrannical, but his annual group changes were like those of a general, preparing his battalions for battle. Car pools and one’s attachment to a particular set of workers were not in the equation – his focus was to balance the groups and see that the ‘right’ people would be assigned for the heavies, like July 4th. Vacations and time off were by seniority, but mutuals were always available. Fred was a Chief Dispatcher, not an Entertainment Director, so it was up to the individual to find a replacement if they wanted a holiday off, which was the only way to make it fair for everyone.
The Navy taught Fred well, and he served the Fire Department with distinction.
May God bless you, Fred. You will be missed.
Fred- You were there for me when I was in the hospital before the 1977 supervisior's test and you made sure that I got out of the hospital as soon as possible to take the test. You will always a gentleman.Rest in peace.
Well Fred we almost made the marshalls office (maybe your there now) way back when. Thanks for being a friend and a gentleman. You will be missed.
He gave me A break! as A black man in the Dispatching pool, in the Bronx! at that time  Fred saw no color.
He will be missed and he was A gentleman!!
I did not have experience of working with Fred but stories live on. It does appear he was what a colorful character that created a stir. Isnt that what the Bronx was all about anyway.
Rest in peace sir
As a new dispatcher in 1977, Fred saw to it that I towed the line and learned the job, quickly I might add. Fred was old school. You will be missed.
My sincere condolences to the Grant family. Indeed Fred was an old timer and was there during the tolling of the firehouse bells to the Voice Alarm System and finally the Computer Assisted Dispatch System. We are now left with fond memories. Goodbye dear friend.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.