Lt. Andrew Desperito

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Lt. Andrew Desperito of Engine 1 was a policeman for three years before joining the FDNY. He was also a firefighter at the Hagerman Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island where he lived with his wife and three kids. As a soccer coach, he led his son’s team to championship twice. Engine 1 and Ladder 24 are based at 142 W. 34th Street and were dispatched after the 2nd plane hit. They were assigned to the South Tower.

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