On Wednesday, August 18, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over a Brooklyn Boroughwide Plaque Dedication ceremony in honor of 10 FDNY members who bravely served in the Department in Brooklyn.
“We have spent a great deal of time this summer here remembering those we have lost. Sad as these losses are, it has been nice to gather after more than a year and a half of being limited in how we can be together because of the pandemic. I don’t have to tell you the importance of tradition in the Fire Department. Our traditions and values are steeped in everything we do. One of our greatest traditions is gathering together in celebration, in grief, in honor and in remembrance. Today, that’s what we’ve come to do, as we honor 10 of our members whose lives were cut far too short. They were Firefighters, Fire Officers, EMTs, and Paramedics. Some served for decades, some for only a few years. Each left a lasting impression on their firehouse or EMS station, saving lives, protecting life and property and providing exceptional emergency medical care. For the families here today, know we are infinitely grateful for your loved ones and the imprint they left behind. We will not forget them,” said Commissioner Nigro.
The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY honors the following members:
Lieutenant Douglas Mulholland, Station 35
Lieutenant Harold E. McNeil Jr., Station 31
Firefighter Robert J. Ventriglia, Engine 207
Firefighter Owen T. Carlock, Ladder 122
EMT Emery Taylor, FDNY Office of Medical Affairs
Firefighter Kevin E. Lennon, Ladder 175
EMT Adam Vazquez, FDNY Bureau of Health Services
Captain Michael C. Thomas, Division 8/Engine 253
Firefighter Walter E. McKee, Battalion 39
Lieutenant Richard G. Estreicher, Engine 248
The FDNY Foundation will never forget these 10 members we have lost. We thank them for their service and sacrifice to the people and City of New York.
To view the full ceremony, please visit:bit.ly/20210818BKPlaqueDedication1
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