Two FDNY Firefighters Killed in Floor Collapse Remembered

A second firefighter has died battling a blaze in the Bronx, in what has been called the deadliest day for the FDNY in almost two years.


Carpluk moved to Yaphank 15 years ago, making a difference to everyone he ever met.

"He has been a wonderful neighbor, really generous ... anytime there is a problem ... he has been involved," another neighbor said.

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Funeral Arrangements

A wake for Michael Reilly will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 2-5 p.m., and 7-10 p.m, at Van Emburgh Sneider Funeral Home in Ramsey, New Jersey. A procession and funeral mass are set for Friday, Sept. 1st, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Ramsey.

A wake for Lt. Howie Carpluk is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 1 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Chappy's Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, East Islip, Long Island. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at Saint Mark's Church, 754 Montauk Highway, Islip, New York.

Memorial Information

Mike Reilly Memorial Fund
Attn: Commissar
2175 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

Lt. Howie Carpluk Memorial Fund
1781 Monroe Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457