On the evening of January 26, 2024, the Cloudman family along with Ladder Company 2 and the Flukes Drill Team from the Hempstead Fire Department, and the West Hempstead Fire Department and the Westerners Drill team hosted a Tribute-Memorial-send off for one of the long-time greats of fire department racing, Jack Cloudman, Sr. Jack was the long-time driver from the Flukes drill team who passed away in January 2024. The tribute was held at the West Hempstead firehouse and members from Nassau and Suffolk racing, old and young, came to pay their respects to the family, tell stories of past years, and share good memories of Jack. RIP, Jack, you will be missed.

– Fire News photos by Bill D’Alessandro