13 children of fallen 9-11 firefighters joining FDNY

The next FDNY Academy class to graduate will contain 13 people who are children of those murdered on September 11, 2001 or who have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses, report Dean Balsamini, Sara Dorn, and Susan Edelman for the NY Post.

“Bravery runs in these extraordinary families who have sacrificed so much for our city. I’m proud of the commitment these probies have already demonstrated to the department and look forward to celebrating with them at their graduation,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told The Post.

“I think it’s a great tribute to their dads,” said Gerard Fitzgerald, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association. “It’s quite inspirational to hear that they’re following in their fathers’ footsteps.”

The probationary firefighters are not allowed to speak with reporters. They will graduate on September 24, 2019.

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