FDNY Adds 12 Names to World Trade Center Memorial

12 members died due to 9/11-related illnesses last year

 

 
 
 

Fire Department City of New York | | Monday, September 9, 2013


The FDNY remembered and honored the memory of 12 members who died due to 9/11-related illnesses in the last year, adding their names to a memorial plaque at FDNY Headquarters on Sept. 6.

The added names included: Deputy Assistant Chief of EMS John McFarland, EMS Operations; Battalion Chief John Corcoran, Battalion 52; Lieutenant Marty Fullam, Ladder 87; Lieutenant Patrick Sullivan, Ladder 58; Firefighter Michael Behette, Ladder 172; Firefighter Andrew Dal Cortivo, Engine 227; Firefighter Charles Jones, Ladder 165; Firefighter Michael Mongelli, Battalion 39; Firefighter Larry Sullivan, Rescue 5; Paramedic Ruben Berrios, Station 20; EMT Anthony Ficara, Station 43; and EMT Joseph Schiumo, Station 20.

“Each of these FDNY members answered the call on Sept. 11, 2001, and in the weeks that followed in a desperate search to bring home our fallen members,” Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said. “And now we watch as these brave men and women fight brave battles against disease. Unfortunately, these are fights that few people ever win.”

The plaque lists the names of 64 additional men and women of the FDNY who have tragically died due to 9/11-related illnesses.

“We are proud of what each of them did at the World Trade Center,” Chief of Department Edward Kilduff said. “We appreciate their contribution and their sacrifice.”

Hundreds of FDNY members attended the ceremony, standing beside the families of those lost.

“This ceremony is a tradition in the Department,” Firefighter Joseph Esposito from Rescue 5 said. “We want the families to understand that we will never forget.”

He attended in honor of his friend, Firefighter Sullivan. The two worked together for more than 13 years before the Firefighter’s death from cancer in August 2012. He was 53 and a 13-year veteran of the FDNY.

Firefighter Sullivan’s son, James, also attended the ceremony.

“My dad loved his job more than anything,” he said, describing him as the ultimate family man. “I don’t know if people realize that 9/11 is still affecting so many lives today.”

Christine Mongelli, the niece of Firefighter Mongelli, 64, described her uncle as an “emotional guy who loved his family, so much.”

“He would cry every time we brought up 9/11 – it was too painful to talk about,” she said. “But I know he helped so many people there.”

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