NYC Firefighter Ronnie Gies achieves his father’s dream of becoming an FDNY lieutenant

FDNY Firefighter Ronnie Gies, Jr. will become a lieutenant today, the rank his father, FDNY Firefighter Ronald Gies, Sr., studied for and would have made had he not been killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

“I’m going to be thinking about him when I get on the stage. I’m going to let him know I’m doing this for him,” the younger FF Gies told Thomas Tracy of the New York Daily News. 

FF Gies was 16 when his father was killed, and had planned to become a sports agent. He joined the FDNY in 2008. His elder brother joined the FDNY in 2004.

“If my dad was still alive today I wouldn’t be a firefighter. He was my best friend and the best dad and he loved this job.”

This entry was posted in Families in the News. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Brick paver fundraiser to build a fountain at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Garden

      February 11 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Remember those who have died of COVID-19

      March 4 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Sign up to read names at FDNY 343 Memorial Club September 11th Memorial Ceremony, Summerfield, FL

      March 17 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Fight Sarcoidosis with Virtual Steps for Sarc

      April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Arlington Historical Society 9/11 Essay Contest for Grades 8-12

      April 8 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm