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September 24, 2020

Time to Catch Up with Retired Firefighter James Tempro

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Posted @withregram • @fdny #FDNY honors the 343 FDNY members who made the Supreme Sacrifice on September 11th. Four members killed that day responded from FDNY HQ, First Deputy Commissioner William Feehan, Chief of Department Peter Ganci, Assistant Chief Gerard Barbara, and Assistant Chief Donald Burns. Their families gathered with FDNY members at a ceremony at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. Commissioner Feehan was a 42-year FDNY veteran. He was appointed to FDNY in 1959, assigned to Ladder 3 in Manhattan. Chief Feehan served as the highest ranking uniformed officer, Chief of Department, in 1991 and as Fire Commissioner from 1993-1994. Chief Ganci, a 33-year veteran, was the highest-ranking uniformed FDNY member killed on Sept 11th. His career began in 1968 at Engine 92 in the Bronx. He held every uniformed rank and was well-known for his tremendous leadership. He received numerous citations for bravery, including a Medal in 1982 for rescuing a child from an apartment fire. He had a deep love for the Department, which was clear in his words to new classes of Probationary Firefighters at each graduation ceremony, telling them, “When someone asks you what you do for a living, you can tell them, ‘I’m a New York City Firefighter. It doesn’t get any better than that.’” Chief Barbara was a 31-year veteran and began his career at Engine 91 in Manhattan. He worked in all 5 boroughs in his extraordinary career. In 1981, Chief Barbara was awarded a Medal for rescuing 2 people from a Brooklyn fire. As Asst Chief of Fire Prevention, he championed for stronger codes and enforcement. On Sept 11th, Chief Barbara was a City-Wide Tour Commander and led the Department’s rescue effort in the South Tower. Chief Burns was a 40-year veteran and began his career at Ladder 123 in Brooklyn in 1961. He was cited 5 times for bravery and spent extensive time working in FDNY Planning, Research, Training, and Operations. Chief Burns was the commander of Tower 1 during the FDNY’s response to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. On Sept 11th, he had set up a command post inside the South Tower just minutes before it collapsed. #NeverForget ...

Shout out to the 21 Youth Workforce Development (YWD) members who are training to become New York State certified Emergency Medical Technicians in our Youth Summer EMS Academy (SEMSA) at #FortTotten. This latest group includes alums from our Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety and our Exploring Program. Keep up the great work!  

Our youth outreach initiatives are largely funded by the @fdnyfoundation, the official not-for-profit for the New York City Fire Department. Learn more about our YWD alumni and their exceptional work in our Department at www.joinfdny.com/youth.
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Posted @withregram • @fdny “Dennis joined the FDNY in 1965 and retired 38 years later in 2003, as Battalion Chief of #Battalion18. Dennis always wanted to be a Firefighter and he enjoyed working with his fellow Firefighters. After working and studying very hard, Dennis achieved his goal of becoming Chief, and was going to retire the year of 9/11, but stayed on due to the loss of manpower. He felt they needed all the knowledge he acquired through his years on the job. Dennis said the FDNY always worked as a unit, concerned about their members, but moreover, the safety of the city and the people who resided in it. He always said, what makes a Firefighter unique, is they went into danger when people were fleeing and helped people without thinking of themselves. He spoke of the FDNY as a family and they certainly treated him as a brother throughout his life, and specifically during his illness. They were there whenever we needed them and his last thoughts were of his family and the FDNY. If he was still alive he would say, keep safe and God bless,” says Patricia Moynihan, wife of #FDNY Battalion Chief Dennis J. Moynihan, whose name is one of 27 that will be added today to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY headquarters, which honors those who have died of illness related to their work in the World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts. To date, more than 226 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses. 

Join us for the virtual ceremony at 4 pm EST today, September 9, at Facebook.com/FDNY  
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