Lee Fehling, 28, was also a member of the Wantagh Volunteer Fire Department. The bagpipes were his favorite, but could also play the sax, clarinet, piano and accordion.
When he was 18 he took the police and fire exams, and was accepted in the NYPD, although it was three years before he was assigned. After 5 years he switched over to the FDNY and was two and a half years in. Fehling loved being a firefighter. He also loved playing practical jokes and was almost notorious for the range of telephone pranks he played on friends. His mother swears he was born laughing.
Fehling had two daughters, but he would never meet his youngest. She was born that October.