Monthly Archives: February 2015

Firefighter John Giordano

John Giordano, 47, was a resident of Newburg, NY, up the Hudson River from Manhattan. He had been writing his Master’s thesis in environmental science at Bard. This interest is why he had requested the transfer into Haz-Mat. “He enjoyed … Continue reading

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Firefighter Thomas Gardner

Thomas Gardner was a 17-year FDNY veteran. With a Bachelor’s degree in biology and education, his plan was to teach high school science after he retired from the FDNY. Over the past few years he’d acquired a lot of teaching … Continue reading

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Firefighter Martin DeMeo

Martin DeMeo, 47, had been with the FDNY for 16 years. He came to firefighting after working several years as a volunteer EMT and paramedic. DeMeo loved the Yankees in particular and baseball in general. Every spring he would mail … Continue reading

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Firefighter Dennis Carey

Dennis Carey, 51, was a terrific chef. Both his firefighter brothers and family benefited from his culinary skills. He was always trying new recipes and had every issue of “Bon Appetit” from the past 15 years. Thanksgiving was his day. … Continue reading

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Lt. John Crisci

Lt. John Crisci, 48, had joined the FDNY in 1977. He had 24 years in. In 1989 he had been honored with the Chief John J. McElligott Medal for saving a little girl in a tenement fire. He had been … Continue reading

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Capt. Patrick Waters

Capt. Patrick Waters started his professional life in a job that would likely have put more money in the bank and certainly would never have endangered him, but when his number came up on the FDNY test he had taken … Continue reading

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Capt. Thomas Moody

Thomas Moody, 45, had just recently been made a Captain. This 18-year FDNY veteran came from a family of firefighters: a father, uncle and both brothers were in the FDNY. He had been assigned desk duty for several months, developing … Continue reading

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B.C. John Fanning

B.C. John Fanning, 54, joined the FDNY in 1969. Over the course of his 32-year career, he worked in all five NYC boroughs, and was honored with three Medals of Valor. He once dove into the East River to help … Continue reading

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Firefighter Timothy Welty

Timothy Welty, 34, joined the FDNY in 1993. Very athletic, Welty was strong enough to do two-finger pull-ups or pushups, or raise a heavy maul off the floor with a straight arm. He enjoyed bungee-jumping, parachuting, mountain climbing, hockey, ski- … Continue reading

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Firefighter Adam Rand

Adam Rand, 30, grew up wanting to be a firefighter, and joined the FDNY in 1995. Rand was a volunteer firefighter in Bellmore, Long Island, in charge of training. Fighting fires was his calling. On August 25th, he had become … Continue reading

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