Maspeth firehouse FDNY Squad 288-HazMat 1 gets landmark study because of 9/11 losses

The neighborhood of Maspeth Queens has tried for more than 10 years to have their local FDNY firehouse, Squad 288/HazMat 1, designated a landmark because it lost more firefighters than any other house in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and because of its 1914 architecture.

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has now agreed to consider the idea, reports Michael Gannon for the Queens Chronicle.

Out of the 343 FDNY firefighters killed responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 19 of them came from the Maspeth firehouse.

Killed from Squad 288 on 9/11 were Lt. Ronald Kerwin, FF Peter Brennan, FF Ronnie Gies, FF Joseph Hunter, FF Jonathan Ielpi, FF Adam Rand, FF Brian Sweeney and FF Timothy Welty.

Killed from Hazmat 1 were Battalion Chief John Fanning, Captain Thomas Moody, Captain Patrick Waters, Lt. John Crisci, FF Dennis Carey, FF Martin DeMeo, FF Thomas Gardner, FF John Giordano, FF Jonathan Hohmann, FF Dennis Scauso and FF Kevin Smith.

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