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F.M. Ronald Bucca

Ronald Bucca, 47, a 23-year FDNY veteran, was promoted to Fire Marshall in 1992. Fire Marshalls investigate fires. On 9/11, he immediately knew it was a terrorist attack. His wife said, “He had been expecting something like that for a … Continue reading

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B.C. Charles Kasper, SOC

Battalion Chief Charles Kasper, 54, of Special Operations Command, was home with his family that Tuesday morning when his beeper rang. He hopped on an engine near his Staten Island home to race to the scene. “Drive it like it’s … Continue reading

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Firefighter Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford, 62, was with Safety Battalion 1. A firefighter for over 32 years, he sometimes talked about retiring but could never bring himself to actually do it. He was the father of five grown children, two of whom are … Continue reading

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Paramedic Ricardo Quinn

Ricardo Quinn, 40, was posthumously promoted to Paramedic Lieutenant. Recent shoulder surgery meant he was on light duty on 9/11 and he responded on his own. He was seen at Tower 2, first helping another paramedic who had been injured … Continue reading

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Paramedic Carlos Lillo

Carlos Lillo, 37, was an FDNY Paramedic based with Battalion 49, He had worked 16 years for FDNY EMS. His wife worked on the 64th floor of the North Tower & safely escaped just before the building collapsed, but they … Continue reading

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Firefighter Edward Rall

Edward Rall, 44, came from a family of firefighters: a grandfather, two uncles and a couple of cousins. His two brothers were NYPD officers. He loved the job and made a point of keeping fit enough to do the rigorous … Continue reading

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Firefighter Lincoln Quappe

Lincoln Quappe, 38, was a 16-year FDNY veteran. Serving as a member of Rescue 2 was a dream come true. He had a reputation as an aggressive rescue firefighter, “relentless in his drive to improve his skills.” He welded in … Continue reading

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Firefighter Kevin O’Rourke

Kevin O’Rourke, 44, grew up wanting to be a firefighter. In his long career, “the only times he got in trouble was for being so eager to save lives that he endangered his own. ‘His helmet shield would melt,’ his … Continue reading

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Firefighter John Napolitano

John Napolitano, 33, was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant. He had 10 years with the FDNY and a box full of medals. He began his career at 17 when he became a junior volunteer for the Lakeland FD in Ronkonkoma, where … Continue reading

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Firefighter Daniel Libretti

Daniel Libretti, 43, was a graduate of a restaurant school and had a side job as a assistant pastry chef at La Caravelle, a Manhattan French restaurant. When he cooked in the firehouse, he served up “meals they couldn‘t afford … Continue reading

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