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.”

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