FDNY remembers legacy of Staten Island hero Battalion Chief Robert Miuccio, who died of 9/11 cancer

A plaque ceremony was held today to honor FDNY Battalion Chief Robert Miuccio, who died of site-related lung cancer last year, reports Irene Spezzamonte for the Staten Island Advance. 

Chief Miuccio assumed that his brother Richard, 55, who worked high in the South Tower, was dead, but responded to the terrorist attack anyway. Chief Miuccio’s assumption proved tragically true.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro told the crowd at the ceremony, “For more than 150 years, the history of our great department has been written each and every day by the heroic work of so many brave firefighters and fire officers who have served the people of the city of New York. For 39 years, Robert Miuccio was a big part of that history.”

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