Firefighter John Tipping II

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John Tipping II, 33, eventually followed his retired firefighter father into the FDNY, but not before he spent several years focusing more on skiing and snowboarding than on any career. That last winter, he also got his father back onto skis as they ran the Vermont slopes together. His mother wrote that “he was a carpenter, a cook and a ladies’ man.” He spent six years with Ladder 4.

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