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    December 18, 2005 --Today marks the 7th anniversary of the tragic deaths of Lt Cavalieri, FF Bopp, and FF Bohan. The fire was on Vandalia Ave in Brooklyn, New York.

    Rest in peace Joe, Jimmy, and Chris.You are always remembered, and never forgotten.

    from a member of Ladder 170......
    We'll never forget the day they died
    Oh, how we hurt, oh how we cried
    Three strong men were taken away
    They did it for love, not for the pay

    They never realized the danger they faced
    Up the stairs, through the hallway they raced
    Searching and crawling, they tried their best
    When it was over, they were layed to rest

    We'll never forget them, and they will be missed
    Cav, Curley and our buddy Chris
    The pain will ease as time goes on
    It's hard to realize that all three are gone

    They're not the first and not the last
    They died as hero's, like others past
    We know they're in heaven, with god they rest
    We LOVE you guys, you were the BEST.
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    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    Early Friday morning December 18, 1998, tragedy struck the FDNY for the 3rd time this year. A mere 7 days before Christmas the Red Devil claimed the lives of 3 fire fighters.

    At 0454 hours Brooklyn transmitted box 4080 for a top floor fire at 17 Vandalia Avenue in the Starrett City development complex. The sprawling complex is located on Brooklyn's south shore in the Spring Creek section. The 10 story 50 x 200 fireproof building is used as a senior citizen's residence.

    Engine 257 and ladder 170, both quartered in Canarsie, were assigned 1st due and arrived within 4 minutes. By that time the fire already could be seen blowing through two windows. Second and 3rd alarms were quickly transmitted.

    As the 1st due ladder company, L170's duty is to search the fire floor. Lieutenant Joseph Cavalieri, and fire fighters Christopher Bopp and James Bohan ascended 10 flights of stairs with extinguishers and forcible entry tools. Their mission was to rescue the resident of apartment 10-D who was believed trapped inside.

    Fortunately for the elderly resident she escaped shortly before the forcible entry team arrived. Unfortunately for them, she left the apartment door wide open. The additional oxygen from the hallway fed the inferno within and blew out the windows. The halls were equipped with sprinklers but for reasons unknown to anyone is why they were deactivated.

    As the Lieutenant and fire fighters arrived at the door, a sudden change in the wind direction forced an estimated 29-MPH wind gust into the apartment, and a 2,000 degree fireball into the hallway. The 3 men only had enough time to get a Mayday out. The high heat instantly asphyxiated them and burned their masks off of them. Despite the best efforts of the rescue team and EMS, all 3 were pronounced dead at the hospital. Also injured in the fire were 6 other fire fighters and 4 residents. All but 1 are in stable condition at various hospitals. The most severely injured civilian, the occupant of the fire apartment, is in the hyperbaric unit in Jacoby Hospital in critical condition.

    Lieutenant Cavalieri, 42, a resident of Malverne Long Island, is a 15-year veteran and leaves behind a wife and 2 teenaged daughters. Fire fighter Bopp, 27, a Brooklyn native, leaves behind a wife in her 3rd month of pregnancy. Fire fighter Bohan, 25, lived with his parents in Middle Village Queens and had an older brother.

    This fire is being called the worst since the Waldbaums fire of August 2, 1978, in which 6 fire fighters lost their lives. This brings the total of fire fighters killed in the line of duty to 770. The cause of the blaze was careless smoking.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
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    Brothers Cavalieri, Bopp, Bohan.....

    Three more brave souls protecting the heavens for the big Chief. Rest in Peace my Brothers, your work here is done.
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    Brothers Cavalieri, Bopp, Bohan.....

    Rest in peace.

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    Rest in peace brothers
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    ^ one more time for my BROTHERS...
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    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

    Charleston 9
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    Joe, Jimmy and Chris .... sleeping with angels, there to welcome 343

    Rest in peace, your Brothers will not forget.
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    Rest in Peace, Brothers..........

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    Rest in peace brothers.

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    NEVER FORGET......tommorow will mark the 8th year.

    Rest in Peace My BROTHERS.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    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

    Charleston 9
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    I will remember them....

    Stayed at that house in Canarsie back in 2003, riding with Batt 58.
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    ^ December 18, 2006
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    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

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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    Rest In Peace Brothers.

    You shall not be forgotten.
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    NEVER FORGET......today mark's the 9th year.

    Rest in Peace My BROTHERS.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    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

    Charleston 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    NEVER FORGET......today mark's the 9th year.

    Rest in Peace My BROTHERS.

    Amen, Ray.

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    Rest peacefully Joe, Jimmy and Chris


    Thank you for never forgetting, Ray.
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    Ray, way to keep the Brothers memory alove.
    May they Rest in peace...
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    God Bless the Fallen and those left behind. . .

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    Rest in peace brothers....
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

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    December 18, 2008 today mark's the 10th year.
    In Memories of Lieutenant Joseph P. Cavalieri, Firefighter James E. Bohan, and Firefighter Christopher M. Bopp of Ladder Company 170;On December 18, 1998, Lt. Joseph P. Cavalieri, Firefighter James E. Bohan, and Firefighter Christopher M. Bopp died in the line of duty from injuries they sustained at Brooklyn Box 2-2 4080
    Keep all them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
    RIP BROTHERS
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
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    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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    It's hard to beleve that ten years have passed...

    Brothers Cavalieri, Bopp, Bohan.....

    Rest in peace.

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