Michael Fiore, 46, had played on the FDNY All-Star basketball team for 17 years. This involved tournaments around the country, and sometimes abroad. Michael was known for a “hard-nosed style on the court” (sometimes involving elbows) and “an easy-going nature off the floor.” This former college athlete was the consummate team player, winning the MVP award four times for the FDNY’s Staten Island Basketball League.
In college, Fiore earned a business degree and spent the first couple years of his career as an insurance broker. He joined the FDNY in 1882 and never looked back. Decorated three times for bravery, Fiore was the father of three.