John Fischer

 

LT. JOHN FISCHER, 46, of New York, was posthumously promoted to the rank of captain following the World Trade Center disaster. An 18-year fire veteran, his company was one of the first to respond to the attacks. Fischer was a dedicated family man, who was active in his children's lives, coaching them in sports and attending their games. “He thought the world of his wife and his kids. His days off were arranged around his kids' schedules,” said longtime friend Michael Toal. When Fischer coached, everyone got to play, said his wife, Jean. “He never cared if the kids won the game” she said. “He was more interested in how they grew up, knowing right from wrong, being able to make decisions.”