FDNY Adds 25 Names to Memorial Wall for Deaths Related to World Trade Center Illnesses

September 13, 2021

The FDNY will add the names of 25 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 Tuesday, 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 more than 257 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses.

“On September 11, we lost 343 brave members, but our losses did not end that day. We made a solemn promise to never forget those men and women, and we make that same promise to 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 Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “This year, we are grateful to gather in person to remember these 25 extraordinary individuals – and we honor our promise to never forget by ensuring their memory lives on with their inclusion on our World Trade Center memorial wall.”

Those to be added to the memorial wall are:

Lieutenant Donald Franz, Engine 329
Firefighter Anthony R. Iraci, Engine 155
Firefighter Anthony J. Catapano, Engine 202
Firefighter Paul A. McManaman, Squad 252
Assoc. Electrical In. Michael Kavolius, Bureau of Fire Prevention
Firefighter John P. Fogarty, Ladder 3
Firefighter Timothy J. Burke, Rescue 5
EMT Rene Sanchez, Bureau of Investigation and Trials
Lieutenant John P. Poulos, Engine 266
Firefighter William Hodgens, Engine 160
Fire Marshal Robert J. Kelly, ADMBFI
Firefighter Thomas G. Manley, Ladder 113
Firefighter Ronald P. Stortz, Ladder 107
Firefighter Gerard C. McGibbon, Engine 217
EMS Lt. Paige A. Humphries, Station 16
Firefighter Dennis A. Farrell, Ladder 59
Firefighter George H. Wilton, Jr., Ladder 84
Firefighter Joseph M. Boyle, Engine 38
Captain Frank A. Portelle, Division 6
Firefighter Joseph K. Daly, Engine 218
Firefighter James D. Shaughnessy, Battalion 11
Lieutenant James J. Winters, Engine 278
Captain John J. Galvin, Division 8
Firefighter Sean D. Kenny, Engine 155
Firefighter Thomas G. Oelkers, Ladder 44

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: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro; Chief of Department Thomas Richardson, FDNY Chaplains

WHERE: FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

WHEN: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – 4 p.m.


Streamed live on Sep 14, 2021
Join us as FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro adds 25 names to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall