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ENGINE 207/LADDER 110/SATELLITE 6/BATTALION 31/DIVISION 11 (CONTINUED)


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FIREFIGHTER KEVIN REILLY ENGINE 207 SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


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We Remember Kevin Reilly FDNY (August 4, 1973 – September 11, 2001)Published 1 year ago
on August 5, 2019
By Rockland Report Editor

In Memoriam Sept 11

We Remember Kevin Reilly, 28, FDNY (August 4, 1973 – September 11,2001) Yesterday Kevin would have turned 46. Reilly, of Pearl River, grew up in Spring Valley and graduated from Albertus Magnus High School (class of 91) Upon graduating College, he joined the FDNY in February 2000 and was proud to be assigned to Ladder 40 in Harlem, where his father had served for over 16 years. He was then assigned to Engine 207 in Brooklyn. Reilly was very athletic; he was a member of the FDNY’s softball team, had a black belt in Tae Kwon Do‚ and completed the 1998 New York City Marathon in four hours and 17 minutes.

In July of 2001 Kevin would marry the love of his life, Jennifer Mulderrig of Pearl River. They moved to Manhattan’s Upper East Side and had two perfect months in their new home.

On September 11, Firefighter Reilly responded to the World Trade Center with Engine Company 207.

Voice of September 11th (Kevin Reilly)

Kevin’s plans, dreams and hard work were just coming to fruition. He was delighted with his appointment to the New York City Fire Department in January 2000, and especially proud to be assigned to Ladder 40 in Harlem where his dad had served.

He had recently rotated to Engine 207 in Brooklyn where he planned on gaining valuable experience. Early in 2001 , Kevin incorporated his own business as a consultant based on his expertise in hydrogeology.

On July 7, 2001 Kevin married his high school sweetheart, Jennifer Mulderrig. They settled into their new life on Manhattan’s Upper East Side where life was perfect for a short time.

Kevin died in the historic rescue attempt at the World Trade Center with 342 of his brother firefighters. He was 28 years old.


In addition to his wife, Kevin is mourned and missed by his parents, Joan and George, his brother Edward, and his sister Regina Madigan, her husband William, and their daughters, Sarah and Niamh. He was loved and treasured by his new in-laws, Mary, Michael and Brendan Mulderrig. Kevin’s grandmother, Marie Reilly, just recently joined him in heaven.

While at Albertus Magnus High School, Kevin was always busy. He ran track and cross-country, played baseball, and was president of his Senior Class. He graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. in Hydrogeology and was president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma. Before joining the fire department he worked for AKRF Environmental Consultants in White Plains.

Kevin’s work ethic and determination fueled a successful completion of the New York City Marathon. His sense of adventure led him to backpack through Europe and had him bicycling to work over the Brooklyn Bridge as he did on that beautiful, terrible, September morning. Kevin’s generosity, sense of humor, boundless energy, and eternal optimism made him indispensable to his family and his many friends.

He is always on our minds and will be forever in our hearts.


https://rocklandreport.wpengine.com/we-remember-kevin-reilly-fdny-august-4-1973-september-112001/




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Our 9/11 Bravest ॥ Never Forget

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Today is the birthday of FDNY firefighter Kevin Reilly. He was born on August 4, 1973, and would have been 47 years old today. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice that he made on September 11, 2001.

Kevin Reilly came from a family of firefighters. His father, George, was a retired fire lieutenant. And his wife of two months was the daughter of another firefighter. Reilly, who started his career at the same firehouse as his father, was one of those killed on the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

“He loved the fire department,” said his wife, Jennifer. “He liked the camaraderie and the brotherhood and it was in his blood.”

A 19-month fire department veteran at the time of his death, Reilly, 28, was just starting the second year of a three-year rotation, when firefighters spend a year each at three different stations. He spent his first year at Ladder Company 40 in Harlem, where, on the wall, is a picture of him as a toddler attending a Christmas party with his father, his wife recalled.

“He was actually working with people who had worked with his dad,” Jennifer Reilly said.

More recently, he was working with Engine Company 207 on Tillary Street in Brooklyn. Reilly grew up in Spring Valley and Nanuet, N.Y., graduating from Albertus Magnus High School. He was a member of the high school baseball and cross-country track teams and was president of his senior class. It was in high school that he met his future wife, now an elementary school teacher. Reilly later attended SUNY Oneonta, where he became president of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

For a while, it did not seem as if firefighting would be Reilly’s calling. Studying water resources in college, he worked as a hydrogeologist before he was appointed to the fire department in February 2000. Reilly, who once backpacked through Europe, was a runner outside of work, finishing the 1999 New York City Marathon in four hours and 17 minutes, family members said. He also played softball for the fire department.

He was a big Yankees fan, they said. “He was full of energy,” said his mother, Joan. “He was athletic. He loved to travel and was very good to his family.” Jennifer Reilly recalled that her husband once told her three things: He would be a firefighter, she would be a teacher, and they would be married.“It all came true,” she said.

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ENGINE 207/LADDER 110/SATELLITE 6/BATTALION 31/DIVISION 11 (CONTINUED)


ENGINE 207 LODD


FIREFIGHTER KARL JOSEPH ENGINE 207 SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


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Karl H. Joseph
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Fire Department City of New York
New York
Age: 25
Year of Death: 2001

Karl H. Joseph‚ 25‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 207. A probationary firefighter‚ Joseph was described by fellow firefighters as ‘having the right stuff.’ He is survived by his parents.

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Firefighter Karl Joseph, 25, was still a probie. He’d joined the FDNY less than a year earlier, in October 2010. He was assigned to Engine 207 in Fort Green, Brooklyn. Born in Haiti, as a child Joseph came to the U.S. with his parents and eight other siblings in search of a better life.

Like all probies, Joseph had to put up with a lot of practical jokes and ribbing, which he apparently did with a smile and a hearty laugh. “As far as the job, he was top notch,” said his friend and fellow probie Michael Beehler.

The guys of Engine 207/Ladder 110 are the “Tillary Street Tigers.” Engine 207 also has the nickname of “The House of Misfit Toys” for all the oddly-shaped specialized apparatus they have in their firehouse.

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Taking the Ribbing


Karl Joseph was a "probie," a probationary firefighter, at Engine Company 207 in downtown Brooklyn after joining the department in October 2000. The senior guys played pranks on him ‹ a throwback to high school days ‹ but he took it well. "When you're a probie, you really can't respond back to the veterans," said Michael Beehler, a firefighter who went through the fire academy with Mr. Joseph and worked with him at 207.

"Karl had a way of shrugging off the ribbing. He had a great smile and a great laugh," Mr. Beehler said. "As far as the job, he was top-notch."

Mr. Joseph would have turned 26 on Nov. 5. He was a native of Haiti. His parents fled the chaotic country with their nine children to stake their claim in America, said Lucy Bouciquot, a family friend. "He liked Haiti," she said, "but America was his home."

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ENGINE 207/LADDER 110/SATELLITE 6/BATTALION 31/DIVISION 11 (CONTINUED)


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LIEUTENANT KENNETH PHELAN ENGINE 207 SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


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A Hero’s Lasting Memorial—Maspeth Street Renamed For Lt. Kenneth Phelan

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It’s been over 16 months since Fire Lieutenant Kenneth Phelan selflessly raced inside two burning towers in Lower Manhattan, only to lose his life in the collapse of the World Trade Center

However, in the hearts and minds of his friends, family and colleagues, he is far from forgotten.

To preserve that legacy, the street where he and his family grew up—69th Lane between 60th and Eliot Avenues in Maspeth—was renamed last Friday “Kenneth Phelan Way.”

City Councilwoman Melinda Katz, who hosted the ceremony, said that renaming a street is the least that a community can do to express its gratitude.

“One of the honors of being a councilperson is being able to rename a street for someone who has earned the opportunity to be remembered from generation to generation,” Katz said. “It doesn’t happen that often. And, it’s such as small way to say thank you for those who gave their lives. But, when our children grow up they will look up at their parents and ask ‘who is Lieutenant Kenneth Phelan?’ And, we will tell the story.”

Phelan, 41 at the time of his death, was a lifelong resident of Maspeth and a permanent fixture in his community. He attended Our Lady of Hope grammar school in Middle Village, Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood and later St. John’s University in Jamaica.

Phelan was only a teenager when he met his future wife, Patricia. The two quickly fell in love and remained inseparable, even after 19 years of marriage.

The widow stood stoic at last week’s ceremony, gripping the hands of their four children, Erin, Kimberly, Danny and Kenny, Jr., tightly as they posed for pictures and greeted dozens of well-wishers from fire and police officials.

Phelan spent the first eight years of his career with the NYPD before being transferred to the Fire Department in 1989, serving with Engine Company 16 and Ladder 7 in Manhattan.

After becoming a lieutenant in May, 2000, Phelan asked to be transferred to Brooklyn’s Engine Company 217, his father’s former firehouse.

On September 11th, Phelan had the day off from Engine 217, but volunteered his services as a replacement at neighboring Engine 207. Co-workers said Phelan never broke stride in rushing to the Twin Towers to assist in the rescue mission.

“He was the epitome of the traditional fireman; a real pleasure to work with,” said Frank Poulin, captain at Engine 207, which lost three officers in the terrorist attacks. “Our firehouse was a real family and he fit in 110 percent.”

City Councilman Dennis Gallagher said Phelan’s impact could also be felt throughout his neighborhood, especially at Our Lady of Hope, where he returned over 20 years ago to coach the girls and boys basketball team.

“He touched so many lives as a man and as a sports mentor,” Gallagher said. “And, we’re so thankful for his commitment to Middle Village and Maspeth.”

Phelan’s father, Daniel, a retired FDNY officer, choked up with tears as he remembered his last visit with his son.

“On the morning of 9/11, Kenny stopped by before work,” he said. “We spent 20 minutes outside just talking.”

Staring up at the street sign which now bears his son’s name, Daniel Phelan paused for a moment, before describing his feelings. “I just hope people who walk or drive down this street will stop and think about the kind of person who Kenny was.”


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ENGINE 207/LADDER 110/SATELLITE 6/BATTALION 31/DIVISION 11 (CONTINUED)


WTC-RELATED DEATH


FIREFIGHTER ROBERT J VENTRIGLIA ENGINE 207 NOVEMBER 2, 2010



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Robert J. Ventriglia
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New York
Age: 63
Year of Death: 2010

Robert Ventriglia, 63, died on November 2, 2010, from cancer related to the recovery effort at Ground Zero after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

He was appointed to the FDNY on December 17, 1977, started his career in Engine 210, and a year later transferred to Ladder 110. Ten years later, he went across the floor to Engine 207. He received a unit citation in 1995. He retired from the department on May 31, 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and his son, John.



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WTC-RELATED DEATH LADDER 110


CAPTAIN EMELIO R. LONGO LADDER 110 AUGUST 29 2011


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Emilio R. Longo
  • Captain
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 64
  • Year of Death: 2011

Emilio R. Longo was born on June 8, 1947. He was appointed to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on August 13, 1977, and served the first two years of his career in the quarters of Engine Company 263. He was promoted to lieutenant in November of 1989 and served nine years in that role before being promoted to captain in January of 1998.

Captain Longo bravely served the FDNY for 25 years before retiring on October 2, 2002. He died on August 29, 2011, from an illness related to his
response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Captain Longo is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and daughters, Susan and Karen.






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ENGINE 207/LADDER 110/SATELLITE 6/BATTALION 31/DIVISION 11 (CONTINUED)


WTC-RELATED DEATH LADDER 110


CAPTAIN EMELIO R. LONGO LADDER 110 AUGUST 29 2011


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Emilio R. Longo
  • Captain
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  • New York
  • Age: 64
  • Year of Death: 2011

Emilio R. Longo was born on June 8, 1947. He was appointed to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on August 13, 1977, and served the first two years of his career in the quarters of Engine Company 263. He was promoted to lieutenant in November of 1989 and served nine years in that role before being promoted to captain in January of 1998.

Captain Longo bravely served the FDNY for 25 years before retiring on October 2, 2002. He died on August 29, 2011, from an illness related to his
response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Captain Longo is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and daughters, Susan and Karen.






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Met Emil, aka "Lime," while buffing at E263 and TL117. An absolute gentleman, role model and outstanding firefighter. God rest his soul!
 

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March 6, 1964 Brooklyn. The initial alarm was received at 10:30 in the morning. Five alarms were transmitted for Box 491, for a fire in the Straus department store at 173 Plymouth Street. This stubborn and very smoky fire severely tested the FDNY and refused to go out. In addition to the five alarm response, a Borough Call was requested at 5:08 pm, sending three additional alarms worth of companies to the scene from Manhattan. (77-491-66-33-367- in English that’s Manhattan third alarm assignment to Box 367 goes to Brooklyn Box 491). Later, the wall and roof collapsed, wrecking Engine 208 and damaging Engine 207. The flames burned out of control for more than 20 hours. Paul Hashagen -Author

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Brooklyn Explosion Rocks New York City


On April 30, 2006, Brooklyn, New York NJFMPA got a real treat. It was the end of the day, and they were on their way to the last station, when they saw heavy smoke from several blocks away. One of the members had there scanner with them, waiting to hear something, but not wasting any time, they were going to where the smoke was coming from.

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Brooklyn, New York-- On April 30, 2006, the New Jersey Metro Fire Photographers Association (NJFMPA) got a real treat.

It was the end of the day, and they were on their way to the last station, when they saw heavy smoke from several blocks away. One member had his scanner, waiting to hear something, but decided not to waste any time, moving toward where the smoke was coming from.

That's when he heard it was the station they were going to that was on fire. This was the quarters of Engine 207 and Ladder 110 /Battalion 31. The fire had spread from an attached police station.

After arriving on the scene, they could see heavy smoke coming from the roof, and the trucks were all out of the station.

Then there was an explosion from the roof. This was the third one that sent debri flying.

It turned out there were roofers working on the roof when four propane tanks exploded. The HazMat Chief, Battalion 57, ordered a second alarm which brought the following units: Engines 224, 211, 202, 221, Ladders 102, 101, Engine 9 with Satellite 1, Field Comm 1, Tactical Support Unit 1, Battalion Chief 35 as the Safety Coordinator, and Battalion Chief 32 as the Resource Coordinator.

Hazmat Battalion 57 ordered a second alarm, which brought in Battalion 35 "Safety Officer Engs. 224 ,211, 202, 221/ Ladders 102,101, Eng. 9 w / Satellite 1/ Battalion. 32"Resource Unit Leader" Fieldcom 1 / Tactical Support Unit #1.

Several lines were being stretched while ladders were being deployed to the roof.

The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes, and the hazmat units remained on the scene.

A female firefighter was injured.

An investigation is being done to find the cause of the fire.


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FORT GREENE

Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is bounded by Flushing Avenue and the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the north, Flatbush Avenue Extension and Downtown Brooklyn to the west, Atlantic Avenue and Prospect Heights to the south, and Vanderbilt Avenue and Clinton Hill to the east. The Fort Greene Historic District is listed on the New York State Registry and on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a New York City designated historic district.

The neighborhood is named after an American Revolutionary War era fort that was built in 1776 under the supervision of General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island. General Greene aided General George Washington during the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Fort Greene Park, originally called "Washington Park" and Brooklyn's first, is also derived from General Greene's name and from the neighborhood. In 1864, Fort Greene Park was redesigned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; the park notably includes the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument and crypt, which honors some 11,500 patriots who died aboard British prison ships during the American Revolution.

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The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is a memorial to the more than 11,500 American prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard sixteen British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War. The remains of a small fraction of those who died on the ships are interred in a crypt beneath its base. The ships included HMS Jersey, Scorpion, Hope, Falmouth, Stromboli, Hunter, and others.

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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City, United States (following Midtown Manhattan and Lower Manhattan, and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is known for its office and residential buildings, such as the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower and the MetroTech Center office complex.

This area was originally inhabited by Lenape Native Americans, until the 17th century. Area close to the Wallabout Bay was called Rinnegokonk. At that time the Dutch arrived, gained control of the land, and called it Breuckelen. The waterfront area being sold by Indians to Joris Jansen Rapelje, who used the land for farm purposes. Until 1814, Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights remained sparsely populated. Robert Fulton’s new steam ferry then began to offer an easy commuting option to and from downtown Manhattan. It made Brooklyn Heights Manhattan’s first suburb, and put Downtown Brooklyn on its way to becoming a commercial center, and the heart of the City of Brooklyn.

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