Monthly Archives: March 2015

Firefighter Michael Kiefer

  Michael Kiefer, 25, was still a probie on 9/11. He had joined the FDNY in December, 2000, after getting perfect scores on both the physical & written exams. Before that he had been an FDNY paramedic for 18 months. … Continue reading

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Firefighter Andrew Jordan

The youngest of Andrew Jordan’s four children was born on September 26th. He was working on 9/11 so he could have some extra time when his son was born. Jordan, 36, had always worked two jobs. He was also an … Continue reading

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B.C. Thomas Haskell Jr.

B.C. Thomas Haskell, Jr. became a Battalion Chief at 37. He joined the department during his senior year at college and finished his degree in night school. He moved quickly up through the ranks stationed in one after another of … Continue reading

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Firefighter Kevin Prior

Kevin Prior, 28, became a Junior Firefighter at 14 and a full-fledged volunteer firefighter at 18 in Bellmore, Long Island. Engaged to be married in 2012, they had taken a 3-week trip to Ireland the summer of 2001. He was … Continue reading

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Firefighter Patrick Lyons

Patrick Lyons, 34, got the call the night before for an overtime shift on 9/11. He accepted. He and his wife had been putting finishing touches on the nursery they were readying for the son that arrived in the world … Continue reading

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Firefighter Peter Langone

Peter Langone, 41, was a 14-year FDNY veteran and the chauffeur for Squad 252 in Bushwick. He is from one of four sets of First Responder brothers who died at the WTC. His brother was NYPD. They had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Firefighter Thomas Kuveikis

Thomas Kuveikis, 48, nicknamed “TK,” initiated a firehouse tradition of going to the local church to find a family to sponsor each Christmas, buying them presents and a tree. This 24-year veteran had a brother who followed him into the … Continue reading

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Firefighter Tarel Coleman

Tarel Coleman, 32, was given the ironic nickname of “Prozac” for his aggressive style as a defensive back on the FDNY’s football team. “He did not suffer bad calls gladly.” He also played softball for three teams and avidly followed … Continue reading

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Lt. Timothy Higgins

It was a family of four firefighters and a cop, a father and his four sons. When Lt. Timothy Higgins, 43, went missing on 9/11, they “made a pact that some member of the Higgins family would be involved in … Continue reading

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Lt. Christopher Sullivan

Lt. Christopher Sullivan, 39, was married to his high school sweetheart. He was a happy dad to his two sons, 6 and 4. No matter how long his shift, he was never too tired to skip playing with them when … Continue reading

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