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 years earlier, he tried to resist but the job “kept calling him” and he joined up. His wife said it was “almost disgusting how much he loved to go to work in the morning.”
He worked very hard to become a member of the Special Operations Command and was first a Lieutenant and then a Captain in all the Rescues, Squads and Marine companies. On 9/11, Waters was in command of Haz-Mat 1. He can be briefly seen in the 9/11 film made by the French Naudet brothers as he gets his assignment from the Command Post in Tower One. His remains were found on September 30th.