“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which a fireman has to do believe his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.”

Edward F. Croker, Chief of Department, F.D.N.Y. 1899-1911

Firefighter Memorial

Joseph P Cavalieri

Appointed to NYFD 12/12/83

Transferred to Ladder 150 Hollis, Queens 5/3/86

Appointed Lieutenant 2/24/96

12/18/98 Assigned to Battalion 39, working in Ladder 170

Christopher M Bopp

Christopher M. Bopp, Firefighter, Age 27

Appointed to NYPD 1993

Appointed to FDNY 10/15/95

Assigned to Ladder 170

 

James F Bohan

James F. Bohan, Firefighter, Age 25

Appointed to NYFD 7/14/96

Assigned to E 262 10/12/96

Assigned to Engine 228 10/4/97

Assigned to Ladder 170 10/3/98

All three were working in Ladder Company 170 of the Fire Department of New York on December 18, 1998, when they made the supreme sacrifice. They were doing everything right when suddenly everything went wrong. They are remembered, and they are missed.