Tag Archives: Engine Co. 226

Firefighter Stanley Smagala, Jr.

  On 9/11, there were 52 women pregnant with children fathered by men who died that day. I do not know how many were the wives of firefighters. One was married to Firefighter Stanley Smagala Jr., 36. and their baby … Continue reading

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Firefighter Brian McAleese

Brian McAleese, 36, was one of five siblings in a tight Irish-American family. One of his brothers also became a firefighter like their dad. Another became an NYPD detective. Based with Engine 226, McAleese joined the FDNY in 1994, and … Continue reading

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Firefighter David DeRubbio

David DeRubbio, 38, was the fifth of seven children born and raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Three of his four brothers became firefighters. One was a Battalion Chief, two more were based with engine companies in Bed-Stuy. Dave finished his … Continue reading

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