The FDNY added 25 names to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall, honoring those who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the WTC following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Photo: YouTube
NEW YORK – The FDNY added the names of 25 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall at an outdoor ceremony on September 14, at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. The ceremony could be viewed live on the Department’s website, www.nyc.gov/FDNY and is available on YouTube.
To date more than 257 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses.
“On September 11, we lost 343 brave members, but our losses did not end that day. We made a solemn promise to never forget those men and women, and we make that same promise to the growing list of heroes who have given their lives to illnesses related to their work in rescue and recovery at the World Trade Center site,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “This year, we are grateful to gather in person to remember these 25 extraordinary individuals – and we honor our promise to never forget by ensuring their memory lives on with their inclusion on our World Trade Center memorial wall.”
Greek-American John P. Poulos, a lieutenant for Engine 266, is among those to be added. Poulos passed away on November 1 2020 at the age of 64. One of four children born to the late Hilda (nee Anderson) and Peter Poulos, he served his community in the FDNY for 29 years and was a heroic and selfless 9/11 First Responder. Poulos was survived by his beloved wife of 33 years Judith Poulos and their two children, Albert Daniel Poulos and Peter John Poulos and wife Rebeca, siblings Barbara Poulos, Diane Poulos, and Raphael Poulos, among other family members.
Those to be added to the FDNY memorial wall are:
Lieutenant Donald Franz, Engine 329
Firefighter Anthony R. Iraci, Engine 155
Firefighter Anthony J. Catapano, Engine 202
Firefighter Paul A. McManaman, Squad 252
Assoc. Electrical In. Michael Kavolius, Bureau of Fire Prevention
Firefighter John P. Fogarty, Ladder 3
Firefighter Timothy J. Burke, Rescue 5
EMT Rene Sanchez, Bureau of Investigation and Trials
Lieutenant John P. Poulos, Engine 266
Firefighter William Hodgens, Engine 160
Fire Marshal Robert J. Kelly, ADMBFI
Firefighter Thomas G. Manley, Ladder 113
Firefighter Ronald P. Stortz, Ladder 107
Firefighter Gerard C. McGibbon, Engine 217
EMS Lt. Paige A. Humphries, Station 16
Firefighter Dennis A. Farrell, Ladder 59
Firefighter George H. Wilton, Jr., Ladder 84
Firefighter Joseph M. Boyle, Engine 38
Captain Frank A. Portelle, Division 6
Firefighter Joseph K. Daly, Engine 218
Firefighter James D. Shaughnessy, Battalion 11
Lieutenant James J. Winters, Engine 278
Captain John J. Galvin, Division 8
Firefighter Sean D. Kenny, Engine 155
Firefighter Thomas G. Oelkers, Ladder 44
The inscription on the Memorial Wall, which was unveiled in September of 2011, 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.”
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