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B.C. John Moran

BC John Moran, 43, was a 22-year FDNY veteran with a law degree from Fordham University. He was destined for the job. Moran’s father, brother, uncle and cousins were all firefighters. His cousin, a congressman from Long Island, described Moran … Continue reading

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Firefighter Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, 47, was a former Marine who brought military discipline to everything he did. A member of Haz-Mat from its beginning in 1984, Smith was present at many major disasters. On this day, he was perhaps the very first … Continue reading

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Firefighter Dennis Scauso

Dennis Scauso, 46, had flown as a commercial pilot before joining the FDNY. That morning he chauffeured the first “piece” Haz-Mat took to the WTC. They arrived 18 minutes after the first strike and parked by Rescue One on West … Continue reading

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Firefighter Jonathan Hohmann

Jonathan Hohmann, 48, of Haz-Mat Co. 1 was a religious man who read the Bible every day. That morning his reading was Daniel 3, a story about three men thrown into a fiery furnace. There is a fourth seen in … Continue reading

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Firefighter John Giordano

John Giordano, 47, was a resident of Newburg, NY, up the Hudson River from Manhattan. He had been writing his Master’s thesis in environmental science at Bard. This interest is why he had requested the transfer into Haz-Mat. “He enjoyed … Continue reading

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Firefighter Thomas Gardner

Thomas Gardner was a 17-year FDNY veteran. With a Bachelor’s degree in biology and education, his plan was to teach high school science after he retired from the FDNY. Over the past few years he’d acquired a lot of teaching … Continue reading

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Firefighter Martin DeMeo

Martin DeMeo, 47, had been with the FDNY for 16 years. He came to firefighting after working several years as a volunteer EMT and paramedic. DeMeo loved the Yankees in particular and baseball in general. Every spring he would mail … Continue reading

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Firefighter Dennis Carey

Dennis Carey, 51, was a terrific chef. Both his firefighter brothers and family benefited from his culinary skills. He was always trying new recipes and had every issue of “Bon Appetit” from the past 15 years. Thanksgiving was his day. … Continue reading

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Lt. John Crisci

Lt. John Crisci, 48, had joined the FDNY in 1977. He had 24 years in. In 1989 he had been honored with the Chief John J. McElligott Medal for saving a little girl in a tenement fire. He had been … Continue reading

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Capt. Patrick Waters

Capt. Patrick Waters started his professional life in a job that would likely have put more money in the bank and certainly would never have endangered him, but when his number came up on the FDNY test he had taken … Continue reading

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