FDNY chief who led Ground Zero recovery dies of 9/11-related cancer

FDNY Assistant Chief Ronald Spadafora, who was Chief of Fire Prevention for NYC, has died of World Trade Center-related cancer at the age of 63 after a 40-year career, reports Esha Ray for the New York Daily News.

Chief Spadafora was World Trade Center Chief of Safety at the site of the Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“In his extraordinary career, he fought fires in all five boroughs, improved training for every FDNY member, and as the chief of fire prevention for the last eight years, Ron’s dedication and leadership led to greater safety and protection for millions of New Yorkers,” Nigro said.

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