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FDNY Holds Queens Boroughwide Plaque Dedication Ceremony

On Wednesday, August 11, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over a Queens Boroughwide Plaque Dedication Ceremony in honor of 16 FDNY members who bravely served the Department in Queens.

“It is wonderful to see you all gathered here, after so many months of not seeing each other, as so many of these events were lost to us because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the things the Fire Department is known for, our traditions, our gatherings, our community and our ability to gather in celebration, in mourning, in honor and in remembrance of those we have lost. We stand here today and aim to meet each of those goals, honoring 16 of our members whose lives were cut far too short. We will remember them, not in their deaths, but for how they lived their lives. Dedicated and proud and offering good work for this city. To all our families here today, know that our gratitude to your loved ones will never fade and neither will their wonderful spirits,” said Commissioner Nigro.  

The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in honoring the following members:

Firefighter Robert M. Gless, Engine 329 
Firefighter John B. O’Brien, Engine 329  
Captain Robert E. Collis, Engine 304  
Auto Mechanic James J. Sottile, FDNY Shops 
Firefighter Joseph R. Losinno, Engine 302 
Battalion Chief John J. Nykiel, Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness  
Firefighter Roger Espinal, Engine 320  
Firefighter Matthew J. McDevitt, Ladder 135 
Firefighter Clifford R. DiMuro, Ladder 137 
Firefighter Brian W. Casse, Engine 294 
Lieutenant Paul W. Deo Jr., Engine 317 
Lieutenant Donald Franz, Engine 329  
EMT Richard Seaberry, Station 50  
EMT Idris A. Bey, FDNY Bureau of Training 
Lieutenant Kevin C. Dunn, Engine 251  
Firefighter Paul J. Greco, Squad 270

The FDNY Foundation will never forget these 16 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/20210811QueensPlaqueDedication

To view more photos from the ceremony, visit: bit.ly/3yGveBl