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    Default Michael Reilly-FDNY

    Rest in peace brother...you served us well!

    When I am called to duty, God
    Wherever flames may rage
    Give me the strength to save some life
    Whatever be its age.


    Help me embrace a little child
    Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from
    The horror of that fate.


    Enable me to be alert and
    Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently
    To put the fire out.


    I want to fill my calling and
    To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor
    And protect their property.


    And if according to your will
    I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand
    My children and my wife.
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    i new mike very well spent time with at the ct fire acadamy.
    rip brother will miss you

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    Unhappy Ramsy, NJ Brothers remember Mike

    By JANET FRANKSTON
    Associated Press Writer
    RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) - Michael Reilly's buddies at the volunteer
    rescue squad in his hometown were planning to present him with an
    old fire hydrant as a gift celebrating his recent graduation from
    the New York City fire academy.
    Instead, the rusty hydrant became the center of a makeshift
    memorial of candles, flowers and Reilly's rescue squad helmet
    outside the volunteer headquarters on Monday, a day after he died
    on the job in the Bronx, N.Y.
    The Ramsey native, who served as a Marine in Iraq, started his
    career as a 16-year-old volunteer in this town about 20 miles
    northwest of New York City. He had graduated from the academy on
    July 6.
    "Mike always wanted to be a fireman," said Erik Endress,
    president of the Ramsey Rescue Squad. "He knew it was dangerous."
    Scores of firefighters were called to the one-story Bronx
    building around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and five of them became trapped
    in the basement after the ground floor gave way while they were
    searching for victims, authorities said. Lt. Howard Carpluk, 43,
    died Monday.
    Carpluk and Reilly were operating a hose line together when the
    floor gave out. Reilly was the nozzle man, directing where the
    spray of water went, and Carpluk was by his side supervising.
    Reilly, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., had joined the U.S. Marine Corps
    in 2000. He was a sergeant in the Marine Reserves.
    Endress described Reilly as a natural leader, a tough guy and
    the first person to rush out of the truck in an emergency. Endress
    said Reilly had always wanted to work in New York City.
    Many residents in the borough of 14,500 said they knew Reilly or
    his family, who still live in Ramsey.
    "He was a nice kid and had a good disposition," said Peter
    Reimer, who works in a hardware store on Main Street. "You don't
    like to see that, but unfortunately, it's part of the job."
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg recalled meeting Reilly at his
    graduation ceremony this year, shaking his hand and presenting him
    with a plaque. Bloomberg met with his parents and brother after
    Reilly died, and the family members told the mayor he had always
    wanted to be a firefighter.
    "I think they can be very proud that their son did what he
    wanted to do," Bloomberg said.

    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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    Default Saw this poem on another site RIP FF Reilly

    Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free;
    I'm following the path God laid for me.
    I took His hand when I heard Him call,
    I turned my back and I left it all.
    I could not stay another day
    To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way.
    I found that place at the close of day.
    If my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joy
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
    Ah, yes, these things I, too, will miss.
    Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life's been full; I savored much
    Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
    Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and share with me
    God wanted me now; He set me free.
    Tom

    Never Forget 9-11-2001

    Stay safe out there!

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    Unhappy Reilly Memorial

    Reilly's Ramsey Rescue Squad helmet at the center of a memorial set up by friends at the squad building.
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    The Montreal Firefighters Association will be chartering a bus for our members to attend the services in New York. We should be arriving on Friday morning, I was wondering if anyone could point us to a local firehouse and provide some contact information in the event we need a place to change etc. after the 8 hour ride.

    Our sympathies to the families and our fellow brothers.

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    Just wanted to send my condolences and let the brothers know that we are hurting with you.

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    Brothers,
    Thanks for all your support. Mike was a great man and he will be missed but never forgotten.

    http://animalhousefdny.com/HelpFDNY/...illyVideo.html

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    Very moving memorial, thank you for sharing it with us.

    Sleep with angels, Michael.
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

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    Befitting tribute for a Veteran and a fellow Brother! Was with Mike's parents two weeks ago at the CT State Fire Academy Graduation where he attended 4 years ago, they have named an award in his honor!

    Rest Easy Bro!

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    Brothers,
    On the wishes of the Reilly Family a scholarship fund is being established in Mikes name. We are accepting donations and selling memorial t-shirts to raise money for the fund. Please pass along this info to anyone that you think would be interested. We hope to keep Mikes legacy of helping others alive.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Rest in Peace FF Mike Reilly and Lt. Howard Carpluk
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    Rest in Peace FF Mike Reilly and Lt. Howard Carpluk
    Never Forget ....
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

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