FDNY Adds 37 Names to Memorial Wall for Deaths Related to World Trade Center Illnesses

September 13, 2022

The FDNY will add the names of 37 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall at an outdoor ceremony on Wednesday, September 14, at 4 p.m. at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. The ceremony can be viewed live on the Department’s website, www.nyc.gov/FDNY.

To date, 299 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses. This year marks the second largest group to be added to the WTC memorial wall since it was created in 2011. At that time, 55 names of members who died from 2003 – 2011 were added to the wall.

“Twenty-one years ago, we lost 343 brave members. Sadly, our losses did not end that day. Back then, we made a solemn promise to never forget, and we make that same promise today, to never forget the growing list of heroes who have given their lives to illnesses related to their work in rescue and recovery at the World Trade Center site,” said Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “We honor our promise to never forget by including their names on our World Trade Center memorial wall.”

Those to be added to the memorial wall are:

Firefighter James P. Wind, Ladder 3
Firefighter Dennis J. Reilly, Engine 156
Lieutenant Martin K. Farrell, Engine 253
Firefighter Anthony Malfi, Ladder 168
Firefighter Wayne T. Goehring, Engine 311
Paramedic Stephenson McCoy, Station 22
Lieutenant Patrick J. Whelan, Ladder 83
Firefighter Stephen J. Reilly, Engine 155
Firefighter Dennis B. McClean, Ladder 137
Firefighter James J. Cody, Jr., Ladder 24
EMT Mark A. Weiner, Station 43
Firefighter Michael J. Toal, Ladder 20
Firefighter Patrick J. Lauro, Ladder 47
EMS Captain Charles Harris, Station 31
Battalion Chief Arthur S. Lakiotes, Battalion 32
Battalion Chief Ronald H. Kemly, Safety
Battalion Fire Marshal Michael J. Federowski, Citywide South
Assistant Chief Alvin J. Suriel, EMS Operations
Firefighter James T. Redmond, Ladder 143
Firefighter Andrew J. Hornbuckle, Ladder 109
EMS Lieutenant Pablo Guzman, Human Resources
Battalion Chief Edward J. Tierney, Battalion 11
Firefighter Frederick H. Gallagher, Ladder 103
EMS Deputy Chief Richard J. Chatterton, Division 7
Firefighter Gregory J. Lamanna, Engine 313
Captain Michael J. Lyons, Division 15
Firefighter James Walsh, Engine 295
Lieutenant John A. Vigliotti, Engine 159
Firefighter Alfred J. Artesona, Engine 71
Supervising Fire Marshal John J. McCauley, QNBAS
Firefighter Robert R. Reynolds, Engine 96
Firefighter Michael Verzi, Engine 97
Deputy Chief Vincent J. Mandala, Division 11

The inscription on the Memorial Wall, which was unveiled in September of 2011, reads:

“Dedicated to the memory of those who bravely served this department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery effort at Manhattan Box 5-5-8087 World Trade Center”

WHO: Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh; Chief of Department John Hodgens, FDNY Chaplains

WHERE: FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – 4 p.m.