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 the Westchester home of the Clintons. Though they did not share political leanings, afterwards he told his son that they were “nice and personable.”
Engine 54/Ladder 4/Battalion 9, “The Pride of Midtown.” lost every man who responded on 9/11, and they were one of the first houses to respond. Painted on the door of their firehouse are the comedy and tragedy masks with the line “Never Missed a Performance.” Their firehouse is in the heart of Broadway.