Capt. Daniel Brethel

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Daniel Brethel was Captain of Ladder 24 never wanted to be anything but a firefighter. He had already had some close calls in his career, once getting his own neck and ears burned while holding his helmet over an injured firefighter lying in the street. He had gone off duty at 9 that morning but rode with Father Judge down to the site. He told his men,” A lot of firefighters are going to die today. Don’t be one of them.”
As the North Tower fell, he dove under a fire truck with one of Firefighter Michael Weinberg but it didn’t protect them. His body was found and brought out by 4 that afternoon.

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