Category Archives: Family Foundation Events

FDNY lieutenant gets new home after Sandy destroyed family’s old home

Lisa Mateo, WPIX STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – A New York City firefighter and his wife will carry their second child into a brand new home thanks to volunteers who helped them rebuild after Hurricane Sandy destroyed their Staten Island residence. FDNY Lt. Chris Kotula, his wife Carolyn and their 2-year-old daughter Caelyn will see their new […]

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Widow of FDNY’s Ray Downey honored at Deer Park homecoming

Amy Onorato, Newsday Deer Park resident and New York Fire Department Deputy Chief of Special Operations Ray Downey, 62, gave his life trying to save civilians during the devastating events of September 11, 2001. Downey was not only a hero, but a man of the Deer Park community — giving lectures at the Deer Park […]

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Winner of Queens Round of the Daily News 5 Alarm Cookoff Serves a Good Cause

By Frank Green New York Daily News The new king of Queens can not only cook — he’s generous with his winnings, too. Jing Kong beat the field of firefighters and paramedics at the borough’s round of the Daily News 5 Alarm Cookoff, held Saturday in Long Island City. Kong competed as a lieutenant in the […]

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