FIREFIGHTER’S POEM

HE STARES IN THE FACE OF DEATH WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT TO SAVE THAT ONE SPECIAL LIFE THAT HE SO BRAVELY SOUGHT HE HAS WALKED AS CLOSE TO “HELL ON EARTH” AS ANY MAN COULD DO AND HE’S SO PROUD OF THE JOB HE DID FOR PEOPLE HE NEVER KNEW HE PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE EVERYTIME DUTY CALLS ALWAYS DOING WHAT NEEDS TO DONE WITHOUT EVEN A PAUSE HE IS A FIREMAN WITH OVERWHELMING PRIDE NEVER AFRAID TO TAKE A CHANCE WHEN SAVING SOMEONES LIFE OFTEN HE SAYS “IT’S MY JOB” BUT WE REALLY KNOW THAT HE IS VERY SPECIAL AND ALWAYS READY TO GO SO WHEN YOU HEAR THE SIRENS WAIL OR SEE THE FLASHING LIGHTS STAND ASIDE AND LOOK WITH PRIDE HE’S GOING TO SAVE A LIFE.

September 2021
Gary Powell – Retired 41 Yr Member – ENG E73 – September 4, 2021
Kevin P. Barry – Retired 43 Yr Member – FC -HDQTS Relief – September 9, 2021
Kenneth J. Brown – Retired 59 Yr Member – CAPT E23 – September 15, 2021
Peter J. Clemente – Retired 61 Yr Member – FF Air Mask – September 15, 2021
Earnest Willingham – Retired Member – FF T24 – September 16, 2021
Raymond L. Adams – Retired 48 Yr Member – ENG E14 – September 16, 2021
James P. Byrne – Retired Member – LT-EMT 5th Dist Relief – September 19, 2021
Rudolph F. Schlecht – Retired 55 Yr Member – LT TL21- September 21, 2021
Michael P. Gallagher – Retired Member – FF T57 – September 21, 2021

August 2021
Norman C. Smith – Retired 47 Yr Member – LT T62 – August 3, 2021
Thomas F. Markham – Retired 59 Yr Member – LT T38 – August 6, 2021
Thomas J. O’Connell, Jr.  Retired 62 Yr Member – LT FPB – August 10, 2021
John J. Mullaghy – Retired 65 Yr Member – CAPT – FPB – August 13, 2021
Frank R. Kramarski – Retired 46 Yr Member – FF – H&L63 – August 13, 2021
Eugene C. Herman – Retired 51 Yr Member – LT FPB – August 13, 2021
Patrick Freeman – Retired 53 Yr Member – LT E4 – August 15, 2021
Dennis M. Mulligan – Retired 53 Yr Member – FF E64 – August 15, 2021
RIchard Julkowski – Retired 52 Yr Member – FF ASR – August 18, 2021
Gregory M. Frain – Retired 55 Yr Member – FF E95 – August 19, 2021
Joseph Braje – Retired 73 Yr Member – ENG E34 – August 19, 2021
Lawrence J. Lonergan – Retired 40 Yr Member – CAPT T62 – August 20, 2021
Harry Demopoulos – Retired 66 Yr Member – ENG E79 – August 25, 2021
Patrick J. McDonough – Retired 55 Yr Member – LT 3rd Dist – August 28, 2021

July 2021
Alvin Wilks, Jr. – Retired 44 Yr Member – FF MDWY – July 3, 2021
Edward J. Long Retired 59 Yr Member – ENG – O’Hare E10 – July 4, 2021
William M. Kenney Retired 65 Yr Member – Lt T2 – July 7, 2021
Robert A. Koujourian Retire 70 Yr Member – BC Batt 13 – July 11, 2021
Harold J. Thompson – Retired 67 Yr Member – ENH E77 – July 11, 2021
August P. Malatia – Retired 59 Yr Member – ENG E68 – July 27, 2021
Raymond J. Wenholz – Retired Member – FF/EMT E79

June 2021
M.R. Henderson Retired 40 Yr Member – FF 2-7-1 – May 24, 2021
Terrence J. O’Brien – Retired 50 Yr Member – BC 19th Batt – June 7, 2021
Frederick D. Brance – Retired Member – FF/EMT E4 – June 8, 2021
Thomas L. Ogden – Retired Member – ENG E65 – June 9, 2021
Robert P. Gonyo – Retired 55 Yr Member – ENG E69 – June 13, 2021
Gordon W. Grand Pre – Retired 68 Yr Member – LT FPB – June 20, 2021
Walter H. Steinle – Retired 55 Yr Member – BC 6th Batt – June 26, 2021

May 2021

Kenneth J. Fuerst – Retired 63 Yr Member -FF-T63 – May 9, 2021
Michael A. Schubert – Active FF E75 – May 20, 2021
James F. Dosenbach – Retired 51 Yr Member – Capt – T58 – May 21, 2021
Roberto Herrera – Retired Member – FF T32 – May 22, 2021
Joseph M. Rapnikas – Retired Member – FF E8 – May 31, 2021

April 2021
Thomas P. Schweig – Retired 41 Yr Member – Lt E112 – April 4, 2021
William “Oogie” Janisch – 60 Yr Member – FF T26 & Local 2 BA – April 16, 2021
Kenneth L. Purcell – Retired Member – Lt E65 – April, 18, 2021
George A. Bailey, Jr. – Retired 63 Yr Member – Capt T52 – April 26, 2021

March 2021
Thomas D. Kiwanis, Sr. Retired Member – Engineer – E121 – March 3, 2021
Vanness Simmons – Retired 55 Yr Member – FF E8 – March 12, 2021
Carlos J. Martinez – Retired Member – AC A11 – March 13, 2021
Dennis R. Klabish – Retired 55 Yr Member – FF E32 – March 17, 2021
Gerald M. Peck – Retired 55 Yr Member – BC Batt 21 – March 19, 2021
Louis H. O’Donnell – Retired 50 Yr Member – ENG E121 & E104  – March 19, 2021
Donald Burker – Retired 69 Yr Member – CAPT E22- March 20, 2021
James J. Fitzgibbons – Retired 48 Yr Member – FF T60 – March 23, 2021
Anthony J. Heneghan – Retired Member – ENG E76

February 2021

Victor G. Kostecki – Retired 60 Yr Member -FF T44 – February 2, 2021
Richard Chapin – Retired 52 Yr Member – LT T4 – February 4, 2021
James G. Kowal – Retired 40 Yr Member – ENG E46 – February 10, 2021
Edward J. Hastings – Retired 43 Yr Member – Lt. H&L 14 – February 17, 2021
John J. Lynch – Retired 55 Yr Member – FF E79 – February 17, 2021
Thomas M. Kirkpatrick – Retired 41 Yr Member – FF E83 – February 22, 2021
Michael C. O’Donnell – Retired 64 Yr Member – FF E67 – February 25, 2021

January 2021
Paul R. Goralka – Retired 50 Yr Member – LT T60 – Janaury 2, 2021
Merlin C. Decker – Retired 54 Yr Member – ENG E119 – January 4, 2021
Raymond J. Bronke – Retired 61 Yr Member – CAPT E64)- January 5, 2021
Red Kozak – Retired 40 Yr Member – FF E71 – January 6, 2021
Paul Seelentaf – Retired 56 Yr Member – FF AirMask – January 11, 2021
Keith Bozenda – Retired Member – BC Batt 18 – January 20, 2021
Vincent J. Zajdzinski – Retired 40 Yr Member – LT E42 – January 23, 2021
Williams F. Vaci – Retired Member – FF T4 – January 31, 2021

December 2020
Dwain P. Williams – Retired Member LT 1st Dist Relief – OEMC – December 3, 2020
Leavester Martin – Retired Member – LT FPB-C – December 5, 2020
James J. Carroll – Retired 63 Yr Member – FF T20 – December 7, 2020
Carl D. Barone – Retired 55 Yr Member – ENG E59 – December 9, 2020
Ronald L. Foster – Retired 51 Yr Member – ENG E35 – December 12, 2020
James E. Dunn – Retired 61 Yr Member – 4th Dist Relief – December 15, 2020|
Chester F. Rybak – Retired 63 Yr Member – Lt H&L 61 – December 16, 2020
William E. Norris – Retired 64 Yr Member FF H&L 58 – December 17, 2020
Robert Truevillian – Active Member – PIC – A71 – December 17, 2020
Robert Wirtz – Retired 59 Yr Member – Lt – December 19, 2020
Robert P. Bockmann – Retired 64 Yr Member – ENG E78 – December 21, 2020

November 2020
Anthony Jaslowski – Retired 59 Yr Member -Lt. E65 November 2, 2020
James T. Dillon – Retired 58 Yr Member – T59 – November 2, 2020
Edward J. Instone – Retired 66 Yr Member – Lt – T42 – November 5, 2020
John B. O’Hara – Retired 65 Yr Member – BC – November 7, 2020
George R. Hensley – Retired 49 Yr Member – FF E64 – November 11, 2020
Francis P. O’Connor – Retired 54 Yr Member – BC/EMT – November 19, 2020
Edward Doocy – Retired 55 Yr Member – BC Batt 5 – November 29, 2020
Michael W. Pabich – Retired 41 Member – LT 2nd Dist Relief – November 30, 2020

October 2020
Ronald F. Boehm – Retired 52 Yr Member – LT E23 – October 2, 2020
Myron Ross – Retired 59 Yr Member – October 2, 2020
Joseph P. Hofan – Retired Member – PIC A12- October 3, 2020
Thomas H. Cook Retired 49 Yr Member – LT T33 – October 9, 2020
Leroy J. Kowalski – Retired 54 Yr Member – LT T9 – October 11, 2020
Denise E. McCormick – Retired Member – FF/PARA A65 – October 11, 2020
Donald J. Brandel – Retired 64 Yr Member – FF E124 – October 12, 2020
RObert M. Zolna – Retired 54 Member – LT E88 – October 13, 2020
Thomas P. Gibbons – Retired 50 Yr Member – Eng – E42 – October 15, 2020
Thomas Fitzsimmons – Retired 40 Yr Member – BC 24th Batt – October 16, 2020
Russell A. Aufmann – Retired Member – FF T56 – October 22, 2020
Richard Van Swol – Retired 52 Yr Member – FF E45 – October 25, 2020
James M. Gaughan – Retired 46 Yr Member – FF T29 – October 31, 2020

September 2020
Louis R. Costo Retired 53 Yr Member – FF Air Mask – September 2, 2020
John A. “Jack” Stender – FF E-92 – September 4, 2020
Michael Stolle – Retired 43 Yr Member – AC – September 15, 2020
Jeremy P. Burns – FF/PAR E-129 – September 22, 2020
John M. Steinmetz – Retired 42 Yr Member – Capt E70 – September 28, 2020
Isreal D. Garcia – Retired Member – AC A36 – September 28, 2020
RObert E. Smith – Retired 58 Yr Member – Capt FPB – September 29, 2020

August 2020
Joseph J. Curran – Retired 61 Yr Member – FF Command Van – August 1, 2020
Terrence J. Collins – Retired 52 Yr Member – BC – August 2, 2020
John A. Stender – Retired 50 Yr Member – September 4, 2020
Donald E. Bedore – Retired 52 Yr Member – BC – August 7, 2020
Victor P. Jaccino – Retired 64 Yr Member – FF E11 –  August 12, 2020
Edwin H. Nelson – Retired 59 Yr Member – BC – August 15, 2020
Thomas J. Connelly – Retired 50 Yr Member – FF E32 – August 20, 2020

July 2020

David Basset – Retired 53 Yr Member – LT E57 – July 3, 2020
Joseph P. O’Brien – Retired Member – Paramedic – A12 – July 7, 2020
Marvin Zabilka – Retired 61 Yr Member – LT FPB – July 7, 2020
Thomas A. Kalicky – Retired Member – PIC – A20 – July 9, 2020
Andrew Sopko, Jr. – Retired Member – ENG – E78 – July 10, 2020
William F. Wojcik – Retired 47 Yr Member – FF T31 – July 12, 2020
John R. Boyle – Retired Member – FF E127 – July 13, 2020
Richard J. Temple – Retired 46 Yr Member – FF E92 -July 16, 2020
John Nokes – Retired 40 Yr Member – BC 1st Dist – July 19, 2020
George J. Buckner – Retired 53 Yr Member – LT – 5th Dist Rel – July 26, 2020
Edward F. Burgess – Retired 49 Yr Member – LT – FPB – July 28, 2020

June 2020
Raymond C. Kratz – Retired 53 Yr Member – LT – E124 – June 1, 2020
Leroy Hearon, Jr. – Retired 40 Yr Member – LT/EMT FPB Central – June 9, 2020
John R. “Kayo” Blake – Retired 66 Yr Member – FF T40 – June 15, 2020
Stanley Szablewski – Retired 65 Yr Member – June 22, 2020
Henry D. Hoppe – Retired 65 Yr Member – BC ASR – June 24, 2020
Edward J. Smith – Retired 51 Yr Member – LT E34 – June 27, 2020
William R. Sharp – Retired 65 Yr Member – LT H&L 41 – June 26, 2020
Jeremiah F. McCarthy – Retired Member – FF -FPB – June 28, 2020
Benjamin A. Apicella – Retired 59 Yr Member – BC Batt 9 – June 29, 2020
Kenneth A. Glasing – Retired Member – FF E119 – June 29, 2020

May 2020
Kevin M. Quinn – Retired 40 Yr Member – Engineer  E7 – May 4, 2020
Joseph G. Jaminski – Retired 55 Yr Member – FF T61 – May 4, 2020
Harvey Moss – Retired Member – Air Mask T7 – May 5, 2020
John Slepski – Retired 66 Yr Member – Engineer – E91 – May 8, 2020
Albert L. Braggs – Retired 41 Yr Member – BC – Batt 17 – May 9, 2020
Daniel F. Lally – Retire Member – LT/EMT 2nd Dist Relief – May 11, 2020
Ronald Vaicaitis – Retired 54 Yr Member – Engineer  E101 – May 17, 2020
Joseph “Joey C” Cambria – Retired 65 Yr Member – FF E18 – May 19, 2020
Hubert Harden, Jr. – Retired 43 Yr Member – Engineer – E82 – May 23, 2020
James V. Moscato – Retired 55 Yr Member – BC – Batt 1 – May 30, 2020

April 2020
Mario E. Araujo – Active Member – FF/EMT T25 – April 7, 2020
Donald A. Thelen, Sr. – Retired 50 Yr Member – FF T60 – April 9, 2020
Salvador Amati – Retired 66 Yr Member – FF E7 – April 13, 2020
Edward L. Singleton – Active Member – FF MDWY – April 14, 2020
Ronald G. Horist – Retired 54 Yr Member – Engineer E79 – April 18, 2020
Edward W. Furlong – Retired 56 Yr Member – April 18, 2020
William “Duke” O’Connell – 64 Yr Member – LT T3 – April 25, 2020
Arterlee Anderson – Retired Member – LT E28 – April 28, 2020

March 2020
Joseph M. Vuich – Retired 59 Yr Member – Engineer E10 – March 3, 2020
Robert L. Markham – Retired 41 Yr Member – LT – E28 – March 13, 2020

February 2020
Joe N. DiPasquo – Retired Member – FF T17 – February 4, 2020
Lawrence M. Berg – Retired 53 Yr Member – FF FMS-2 – February 7, 2020
Robert J. Bennett – Retired 52 Yr Member – FF E15 – February 11, 2020
Donald T. Johnson – Retired 68 Yr Member E46 – February 13, 2020
Walter F. Dziedzic – Retired 56 Yr Member – FF-E54 – February 24, 2020

January 2020
Edmund M. Beirne Retired 60 Yr Member – LT – T59 – January 5, 2020
John Krolo – Retired 57 Yr Member – FF E32 – January 6, 2020
Harold Beenes – Retired 66 Yr Member – FF E75 – January 10, 2020
Bernard H. Prisby – Retired 59 Yr Member – FF E80 – January 10, 2020
John R. Maurer – Retired 60 Yr Member – 5th Division – January 13, 2020
Thomas M. Cordon – Retired 58 Yr Member – Engineer – E83 – January 13, 2020
Raul Reyes – Retired Member – FF E119 – January 16, 2020
Vernon S. Magnuson – Retired 41 Yr Member – January 16, 2020
Michael O’Keefe – Retired Member – PIC – A35 – January 18, 2020
Donald F. McDade – Retired 64 Yr Member – FF – E78 – January 20, 2020
Michael T. Blaul – Retire Member – Engineer -E119- January 22, 2020
James M. O’Boyle – Retired 41 Yr Member – FF E11 – January 23, 2020
Walter J. Bedtke – Retired 40 Yr Member – AC A2 – January 30, 2020
Timothy J. Griffin – Active Member – 1st Dist Rel – ENG – January 30, 2020