When Billy Lake was 7 years old and it was time for dinner, his mother, Helen, always knew where to find him: at the firehouse two blocks away, where Billy would peer at the trucks and chat with the men.
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Dave LaForge was a 24 year veteran of the FDNY. While he waited to get on to the fire department‚ he drove for North American Van Lines‚ which prepared him for his job‚ his love – driving Ladder 20 from her Lafayette Street fire house in Soho to wherever the call came from.
Tommy K. was a fine carpenter, so the guys happily let him build a steam room in Squad 252’s firehouse. Tommy K. was also a fine cook, but the guys almost body-blocked him from the kitchen: not tofu and vegetables, again, man, please!
Bobby was born to Robert and Audrey King on March 24, 1965 in Mineola, New York. Bobby’s early years were spent on Long Island; however, his family has long had a connection to the Ellenville area having spent summers and weekends here.
Thomas J. Kennedy had the sort of welcoming face that babies and children love. Wherever he went, they would try to make friends. “He would treat kids as if they were adults,” said a brother, Bob. “Then he could play the kid himself, at the same time.”