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Brave FDNY firefighter descends 200-foot elevator shaft to rescue four men trapped at Brooklyn Con Edison plant

Firefighter James Dowdell, of FDNY Rescue 2, was lowered 200 feet down an elevator shaft yesterday to rescue four trapped men in a power plant in Brooklyn, reports Thomas Tracy New York Daily News. Dowdell is the son of Lt. Kevin Dowdell, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Woman donates bulletproof vest for K-9 to honor brother Ron Ruben who was killed on 9/11

Leslie Ruben honors her brother through a variety of charitable acts. Ron Ruben, 36, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 while working at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods on the 86th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. His sister has remembered him by building a Habitat for Humanity […]

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Plaque dedicated to FDNY & OFD 9/11 Firefighter Kenneth “Kenny” Marino

On June 10, 2017,  a ceremony and plaque dedication was held by the Mombasha Fire Company in Monroe. NY to honor Kenneth “Kenny” Marino, who was killed at the age of 40 at the World Trade Center while responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. His parents, who are involved with the Oceanside Fire […]

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