A message from our friends at the Chuck Margiotta Scholarship Fund


I want to thank you for supporting the Brains, Brawn, Bravery Motorcycle Event over the years. Although the motorcycle event has ended, the Lt. Chuck Margiotta, FDNY, Scholarship Fund will go on!

It is my hope that the biker community who enjoyed the motorcycle event will continue to support the scholarship fund with an annual contribution.

I am requesting that you make your annual donation NOW or before April 30th. All donations must be accounted for earlier than prior years in order to present scholarships by the graduation date of mid-May.

Please visit the website to make your donation.

Chuck continues to serve his community as he did in life through your generosity.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mike Margiotta

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FDNY firefighters bid farewell to unsung 9/11 hero Thomas Phelan at Brooklyn funeral

The funeral of FDNY Firefighter Thomas Phelan was held yesterday in Brooklyn. Phelan, 45, died of World Trade Center-related cancer last week week report Graham Rayman and Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News.

On September 11, 2001, Phelan, then a Statue of Liberty Cruises ferry captain, evacuated hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan. He then continued to ferry supplies to the site of the World Trade Center during the recovery efforts. He joined the FDNY in 2003 and was still an active member of the FDNY at the time of his death.

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Retired FDNY firefighter and ‘Chopped’ chef Keith Young dies of 911-related illness 

Keith Young, 53, a retired FDNY firefighter who won a number of television prizes for his cooking, has died of World Trade Center-related cancer, reports John Annese of the New York Daily News.

Young spent 18 years on the job, mostly at Ladder 156 and TL-158 and worked during the recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

He wrote a cookbook titled Cooking with the Firehouse Chef in 2003 and defeated TV chef Bobby Flay in a televised chicken cacciatore event in 2007.

Young’s wife died of breast cancer in 2012. They have three children.

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