Today We Remember Firefighter Joseph Leavey

Joseph G. Leavey was born on November 13th‚ 1955 to Mary and Joseph Leavey and grew up in the Inwood section of Manhattan. He attended Good Shepherd Grammar School graduating in June of 1969 and the former Power Memorial Academy where he graduated as class valedictorian in June of 1973.

Today We Remember Firefighter Robert Lane

The dented old car parked by Engine Co. 55’s firehouse didn’t look like much to the Secret Service. They wanted every vehicle within a 10-block radius cleared before President George W. Bush visited the Little Italy company, three weeks after the terrorist attack.

Today We Remember Firefighter David LaForge

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.

Today We Remember Firefighter Thomas Kuveikis

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!

Today We Remember Firefighter Scott Kopytko

Scott Michael Kopytko‚ age 32‚ attended St. John’s University where he received a Bachelor of Science‚ was a member of the honor society‚ and was one semester away from completing his Master’s in Finance.

Today We Remember Firefighter Robert King

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.