FDNY Honors Members Claimed by WTC Illnesses

The FDNY has unveiled a memorial wall listing the names of 55 members who have died since 9/11 from illnesses attributed to their work at the World Trade Center site.

The unveiling took place at FDNY Headquarters on Sept. 8.

"This plaque reminds us that 9/11 was not a single event or a day on the calendar, but something this Department faces on a daily basis," said Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano in a prepared statement. "The sacrifices made by members of the FDNY on that day will continue for years to come."

Cassano noted that two names had just been added in the week leading up to the ceremony.

Chief of Department Edward Kilduff added, "With this Wall, we're making a statement that the sacrifices our members made on Sept. 11, 2001, did not end on that day… The work they did was noble and selfless. We gave on 9/11 and we continue to give to this day."

The inscription on the wall reads:

"DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO BRAVELY SERVED THIS DEPARTMENT PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN THE RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORT AT MANHATTAN BOX 5-5-8087 WORLD TRADE CENTER."

The names currently listed include:

  • Firefighter Robert W. Dillon, Engine Co. 153
  • Firefighter Vanclive A. Johnson, Ladder Co. 135
  • Firefighter Russell C. Brinkworth, Ladder Co. 135
  • Firefighter Edward V. Tietjen, Ladder Co. 48
  • Firefighter Walter Voight, Ladder Co. 144
  • Battalion Chief Kevin R. Byrnes, Battalion 7
  • Firefighter Stephen M. Johnson, Ladder Co. 25
  • Lieutenant Richard M. Burke, Engine Co. 97
  • Firefighter Michael Sofia, Engine Co. 165
  • Firefighter Joseph P. Costello, Battalion Co. 58
  • Firefighter William R. O'Connor, Ladder Co. 84
  • Lieutenant Reinaldo Natal, Field Communications Unit
  • Paramedic Deborah Reeve, EMS Station 20
  • Fire Marshal William Wilson, Jr., Manhattan Base
  • Lieutenant Thomas J. Hodges, Engine Co. 313
  • Firefighter Robert J. Wieber, Engine Co. 262
  • Lieutenant Joseph P. Colleluori, Jr., Engine Co. 324
  • Firefighter Michael J. Shagi, Engine Co. 74
  • Firefighter William R. St. George, Batallion Special Operations Command
  • Firefighter Raymond W. Hauber, Engine Co. 284
  • EMS Lieutenant Brian Ellicott, EMS Dispatch
  • Firefighter William E. Moreau, Engine Co. 166
  • Lieutenant John P. Murray, Engine Co. 165
  • Firefighter Sean M. McCarthy, Engine Co. 280
  • Firefighter Bruce M. Foss, Ladder Co. 108
  • Firefighter Jacques W. Paultre, Engine Co. 50
  • Firefighter Kevin M. Delano, Sr., Ladder Co. 142
  • Lieutenant Vincent J. Tancredi, II, Ladder Co. 47
  • Paramedic Clyde F. Sealey, Bureau of Health Services
  • Firefighter Timothy G. Lockwood, Engine Co. 275
  • Firefighter Edward F. Reilly, Jr., Ladder Co. 160
  • Firefighter John F. McNamara, Engine Co. 234
  • Lieutenant Thomas G. Roberts, Ladder Co. 40
  • Captain Kevin J. Cassidy, Engine Co. 320
  • Firefighter Joan R. Daley, Engine Co. 63
  • Firefighter Richard A. Manetta, Ladder Co. 156
  • Lieutenant Peter J. Farrenkopf, Marine Co. 6
  • Battalion Chief John J. Vaughan, Battalion Co. 3
  • Firefighter Robert A. Ford, Engine Co. 284
  • Paramedic Carene A. Brown, EMS Bureau of Training
  • Firefighter James J. Ryan, Ladder Co. 167
  • Lieutenant Robert M. Hess, Ladder Co. 76
  • EMT Freddie Rosario, EMS Station 4
  • Lieutenant Harry Wanamaker, Jr., Marine Co. 1
  • Supv. Commun. Electrician Philip J. Berger, Outside Plant Operations
  • Firefighter Vincent J. Albanese, Ladder Co. 38
  • Firefighter John P. Sullivan, Jr., Ladder Co. 34
  • Firefighter Roy W. Chelsen, Engine Co. 28
  • Firefighter John F. O'Neill, Ladder Co. 52
  • Lieutenant Randy J. Wiebicke, Ladder Co. 1
  • Firefighter Brian C. Malloy, Ladder Co. 80
  • Lieutenant John A. Garcia, Ladder Co. 5
  • Firefighter Anthony J. Nuccio, Ladder Co. 175
  • Fire Marshal Steven C. Mosiello, Chief of Department's Office
  • Firefighter Carl Capobianco, Ladder Co. 87

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