Monthly Archives: August 2014

Firefighter Michael Haub

September 11, 2001, was the first time 15-month-old Kiersten said “Dada,” pointing to the picture of her father, Firefighter Michael Haub. His family was all around her in the living room, tensely watching the TV.
 Michael Haub had only been … Continue reading

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Firefighter Michael E. Brennan

Michael Emmett Brennan, 27, was known simply as Mikey B. Born into a large Irish Catholic family in Queens, Mikey B was the prankster of the family. As a child, his favorite TV show was CHiPs, so no one was … Continue reading

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Firefighter Joseph Angelini, Jr.

There is only one set of father and son among the 343. Given how many sons follow their firefighter fathers into this career, they might not have been the only ones, but they were. Joseph Angelini, Jr., 38, of Ladder … Continue reading

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Lt. Daniel O’Callaghan

Lieutenant Daniel O’Callaghan of Ladder 4 was promoted to Captain on September 10, 2011. He had two young children at home and when he worked a 24-hour shift, he left post-it notes throughout the house for his family to find … Continue reading

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Capt. David Wooley

David Wooley, 54, was Captain of Ladder 4. Besides being a successful 31-year veteran of the FDNY, he also had a profitable business on the side hanging wallpaper with his son and firefighter brother. This job including hanging wallpaper in … Continue reading

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Firefighter Christopher Santora

Firefighter Christopher Santora received a perfect score of 100 on both the physical and written tests for the FDNY. He had joined the department in February and was still a probie. He gave up an early career as a teacher … Continue reading

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Firefighter Leonard Ragaglia

There are a lot of firefighters who began their civic career with the police. I’m not at all sure the career change goes nearly as often in the other direction.
 Firefighter Leonard Ragaglia was one of them. Nine years with … Continue reading

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Firefighter Jose Guadalupe

Firefighter Jose Guadalupe, 37, had many interests outside firefighting and was a mentor to the young boys in his neighborhood in Jamaica, Queens. He loved to draw, ski, and play basketball and was an avid reader interested in a wide … Continue reading

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Firefighter Paul Gill

Firefighter Paul Gill, 34, made his first fire rescue before he even became a firefighter. Walking down the street in Queens, he noticed smoke coming from a building and heard a woman screaming for help. He climbed the fire escape … Continue reading

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Firefighter Alan Feinberg

Firefighter Alan Feinberg, 48, was the aide to the Battalion Chief at Engine 54. Four years into his marriage he switched jobs and joined the FDNY. He compensated for his cut in pay by also becoming Mr. Mom, taking advantage … Continue reading

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