Charles (Chuck) Margiotta was a tough guy — a football player, movie stuntman and 20-year veteran of the Fire Department — But beneath his forbidding exterior — the stern facade, the tattoos and 240 pounds of muscle — was a gardener who nurtured tomato plants alongside Ladder Co. 85 in New Dorp
William was a 15-year FDNY veteran‚ Mahoney had previously worked as a New York City police scuba diver. He used his underwater skills with the FDNY‚ assisting with the recovery effort after the crash of TWA Flight 800.
You probably think you know Firefighter Joseph E. Maloney. Son of a cop; grandson of a fireman; married forever to Kathy, the pretty, tough- talking nurse; father of Joe and Megan.
As love stories go, the tale of Joseph “Joey” and Linda Maffeo was the kind of romance found in storybooks set in far off places. It is a story that Mrs. Maffeo is saving for Christopher, 1, whose smile would send his father racing home to Grant City after work.
Pat Lyons wasn’t the biggest guy on the New York City Fire Department’s team. He wasn’t the fastest, but he would not accept defeat. His comebacks as quarterback for The Bravest were the stuff of legend.
Michael Francis Lynch‚ Badge Number 2315‚ was a Firefighter on rotation to Engine 40/Ladder 35 in Manhattan on September 11th‚ 2001. Michael was permanently assigned to Engine 62/Ladder 32 in the Bronx.
Michael J. Lyons, FDNY, 33, of Hawthorne, NY and formerly of Yonkers, NY, died while heroically trying to save others on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center.
Robert Linnane was a horrible dresser. With the ridiculous bright red shorts that he jogged in while training to join the Fire Department and the mismatched get-ups that he called evening wear, he was a walking affront to the eyes.
FDNY paramedic Carlos Lillo, 37, worked out of Battalion 49, Astoria, Queens. A New York native, Lillo received his paramedic training at Booth Memorial Hospital (now New York Hospital of Queens). He worked for FDNY EMS (and NYC EMS prior to the merger) for 16 years.
Firefighter Daniel Libretti, 43, of Eltingville, was always looking for something to keep him busy. He was constantly in motion at home and in his career.