There were two expectant fathers in Ladder 132. The second was Thomas Mingione, 34, whose first child, a daughter, was born in December. He had been married less than 18 months.
Mingione joined the NYPD when he was 20 in 1987. He joined the FDNY in 1992.
In his family, his nickname was “Topshelf Tommy” because he liked the best of everything.