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FDNY addition of names to WTC memorial totals 342

The addition of 43 fire and EMS members who died of illnesses related to Sept. 11 attacks nears the number killed in the collapses


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By Bill Carey

NEW YORK — The latest addition of names of the fallen in the FDNY and FDNY EMS from illnesses related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has neared the total number of firefighters and EMS personnel killed on that day.

The FDNY added the names of 43 fire and EMS 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.

The event on Sept. 6 was the second-largest number of names added to the memorial since it was created in 2011 when 55 names were added.

To date, 342 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center-related illnesses.

“As we approach the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, the FDNY continues to feel the impact of that day. Each year, this memorial wall grows as we honor those who gave their lives in service of others,” Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said. “These brave men and women showed up that day, and in the days and months following the attacks to participate in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site. We will never forget them.”

Those names added are:

Firefighter Dennis J. Komar
EMS Captain Faye Baughman
EMS Lieutenant Gloria Gordon
Lieutenant Baudon C. Malmbeck
Firefighter Russell Feliciano
Dr. Sabina B. Ostolski
EMT Steven Thorsen
Lieutenant Arthur J. Darby
Firefighter Richard C. Toshack
Supervising Fire Marshal James E. Devery
Firefighter Edward V. Hronec
Captain Paul W. Schmalzried
Firefighter Ronald J. Kirchner
Firefighter William M. Hughes
Firefighter Gregg Lawrence
Battalion Chief Joseph A. McKie
Lieutenant James F. McCauley, Jr.
Battalion Chief Stephen J. Geraghty
Firefighter George J. Tripptree
Firefighter Peter A. Chiodo
Firefighter John F. McDonnell
Battalion Chief Brian E. O’Flaherty
Firefighter Michael J. Arriaga
Firefighter Thomas D. Healy
EMT Patricia Scaduto
Lieutenant Michael G. Hance
Lieutenant Donald J. Kelly
Firefighter Thomas J. McDougall
Marine Wiper Bruce Peat
Lieutenant Joseph Brosi
Battalion Chief James J. Hanley
Firefighter Victor A. Cantelmo
Battalion Chief Vincent G. Lyons
Paramedic Peter L. Bushey
Paramedic Paul Daniels
Captain Gary A. Nybro
Firefighter James C. Mager
Firefighter Douglas F. Harkins
Lieutenant Richard Kobbe
Fire Marshal Karl J. Sederholt
Lieutenant James J. Burns II
Firefighter Michael T. Costa
Captain Neil R. Ferro