Wake held for EMT who succumbed to 9/11-related illness

WABC

EMT Francis Charles

EMT Francis Charles

FORT GREENE – It was an emotional goodbye to a September 11th hero who succumbed to a Ground Zero-related illness.

A wake was held Sunday in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for retired EMT Francis Charles, who died last week.

Charles served with the New York City Fire Department for 24 years, before cancer linked to his work on the toxic pile at Ground Zero forced him to retire in 2010.

Charles was 68 years old, and leaves behind a wife, two children and two grandchildren.

This entry was posted in Health Issues. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Funeral for retired NYPD Detective Eugene Madden

      February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2. Discussion: Managing the Legal and Financial Issues of Cancer

      February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    3. Discussion: Is radiation therapy the right treatment option for my prostate cancer?

      February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    4. Lords of 52nd Street, Legends of Billy Joel concert to benefit the Ray Pfeifer Foundation

      February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    5. FDNY Counseling Service Unit’s new group for firefighters with family members with special needs

      February 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm