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    Default Lt. Curtis Meyran (covering) Ladder 27 FDNY

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    Our Lady of Lourdes Church
    65 Wright Ave.
    Malverne, New York
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    Wake and Funeral Services for Lieutenant Curtis W. Meyran
    WAKE:
    Krauss Funeral Home
    1097 Hempstead Turnpike
    Franklin Square, NY

    Thursday, January 27, 2005
    Friday, January 28, 2005
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    FUNERAL:
    Our Lady of Lourdes
    65 Wright Avenue
    Malverne, NY

    Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 10:00 AM**

    ** This Time May Change To 11:00 AM
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    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
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    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
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    Again..... My shift will be on.... Go in peace brother!
    09-11 .. 343 "All Gave Some..Some Gave ALL" God Bless..R.I.P.
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    Today Curtis will go to his final resting place. Please keep his family in mind.
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    Outstanding turnout today to Memorialize LT Meyran and Support his family.

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    January 29,2005 -- In a sad and all-too-familiar ritual, thousands of firefighters turned out Saturday to remember a lieutenant killed last weekend while battling a blaze in the Bronx -- the third funeral in three days for the New York City Fire Department. The three deaths in a single day marked the department's worst loss since 343 firefighters perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
    The family of Lt. Curtis Meyran stood outside Our Lady of Lourdes Church on a cold January morning as the casket carrying his remains arrived at the church atop a firetruck from his old unit, Ladder 173. His son, 16-year-old Dennis, held his father's dress uniform hat under his arm as the casket went past and into the church."This man was brave, dedicated, charismatic and caring," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spending his third straight day at a firefighter funeral. "There was one word that described him: brave."
    In a repeat of funerals on Thursday and Friday, thousands of firefighters lined the street outside the Long Island church for the emotional farewell. Meyran, along with fellow fireman John Bellew, died in a four-story plunge from a burning Bronx building as they tried to escape the flames last Sunday.
    On the same day, firefighter Richard Sclafani was killed while searching for stranded occupants inside a burning two-story home in Brooklyn. Bellew was buried on Thursday, and Sclafani a day later.
    The Bronx-born Meyran, 46, was married with three children -- Dennis and two daughters, 10-year-old Angela and 5-year-old Danine. His wife, Jeanette, stood looking skyward while Angela sobbed uncontrollably outside the Long Island church.
    Meyran, a 15-year veteran of the department, had two citations for valor during his time on the job. In 1997, he pulled two girls from a fire in Brooklyn.
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    *Wiping away the tears*

    Sleep with angels, Curtis
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    February 10, 2005 -- She peered out the charred fourth-story window into the courtyard where her husband died, and banged a window guard in frustration. Then she broke down in tears.
    Jeanette Meyran was overcome with grief yesterday as she visited the illegal Bronx apartment, the last place her husband, FDNY Lt. Curtis Meyran, ever stood."Our hearts are broken, but I had to be here to see this, to make it real," she said after leaving the building at 236 E. 178th St. "I was walking the steps that he walked."
    In her shaking hands, she clutched three pieces of the charred metal window guard that her husband undoubtedly straddled before being the first firefighter to jump.
    "I'm giving one to each of my kids," she explained, referring to Dennis, 16, Angela, 10, and Danine, 6. "It's the last thing he hung onto."
    On Jan. 23, Lt. Meyran and five other firefighters were looking for tenants trapped inside the building by an electrical fire when the illegally subdivided apartment they were searching erupted in flames.
    Blocked from the fire escape and without ropes, they were forced to plunge 50 feet to the Tremont building's frozen, garbage-strewn rear courtyard.Meyran, 46, and firefighter John Bellew, 37, died from their injuries, leaving behind a combined seven children. The four other Bravest were rushed to hospitals in critical condition.

    Firefighter Brendan Cawley, 31, was cheered when he limped out of St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx on Jan. 29. His three comrades remained in critical condition last night.

    Relatives said firefighters Joseph DiBernardo, 34, and Jeffrey Cool, 37, survived the plunge because they used Cool's personal rope to reduce their fall by about 10 feet.

    Firefighters used to carry 40-foot ropes, but the FDNY stopped issuing them in 2000 because they were considered too cumbersome. Last week, Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta reversed that decision, saying returning the ropes was "a top priority." Jeanette Meyran said she welcomed the decision because it means her husband "did not die in vain." Looking around the blackened apartment yesterday, she spotted a radiator and a heavy console for a 32-inch TV that could have acted as anchors for a personal rope. "There were things in there that could have absolutely saved his life," she said. "The option was not given to him."
    Meyran - who still breaks down when her kids ask her questions like "Who's going to walk me down the aisle?" - said she won't rest until the ropes are purchased and distributed. She worries that the same money constraints that some say caused the retirement of the ropes may hamper the effort to bring them back.
    "He'd want me to be here to see this through," she said of her husband of 18 years. "He gave me three beautiful children. I'm going to do him proud."
    Tenants paid $125-a-month to rent claustrophobic rooms in the Bronx apartment that her brave husband and his comrades charged into. The firefighters had a thermal X-ray camera with them to detect danger that grim day, but rows of illegally constructed walls stopped it from seeing the spreading blaze.
    Wearing her husband's blue FDNY shirt, which she hasn't had the heart to launder, Meyran blasted the landlords who constructed the deathtrap. "It's a ghetto," she said. "It was just filthy."
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    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

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