Remembering the Father’s Day Fire

  BATTALION CHIEF WILLIAM SEELIG Battalion 49 (now Deputy Assistant Chief of the Special Operations Command)


I took my son to 86 funerals after 9/11. I was a member of the Emerald Society Pipe Band. The first funeral I played was for Captain Timothy Stackpole. The band played at 459 memorial services and funerals.

Partial List of FDNY members who worked at the Father’s Day fire and died on 9/11

  • Chief of Department Peter Ganci
  • First Deputy Commissioner William Feehan
  • Citywide Tour Commander Donald Burns
  • Deputy Chief Ray Downey
  • Battalion Chief John Moran
  • Battalion Chief Orio Palmer
  • Captain Brian Hickey
  • Firefighter Pete Brennan
  • Firefighter Jonathan Ielpi
  • Firefighter Adam Rand
  • Firefighter Tim Welty