Battalion Chief Edward Geraghty, of Battalion 9, Engine 54, Ladder 4 (48th Street and 8th Avenue in New York City), was an 18-year veteran of the department and the recipient of many meritorious awards throughout his long and distinguished career. "Anyone who got to spend time around Chief Geraghty knew he was a special person. The kinda guy we were all supposed to grow up … [Read more...] about The Legacy of Chief Geraghty
Firefighter Bill Butler is very grateful to be alive. He and five colleagues from Ladder 6, Engine 9, were in the North Tower helping to rescue a Port Authority worker named Josephine Harris when the building collapsed around them. Miraculously, the part of the stairwell that they were in remained intact and they survived though others above and below them perished. When the … [Read more...] about Bill Butler
Belfast native Roger Smyth moved to the U.S. five years ago and for the last three and a half years has worked at New York University Hospital's downtown location on Gold and Beekman Streets, a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
At about 8:50 on the morning of September 11, Smyth was at home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when a friend called to tell him that a plane had struck … [Read more...] about Roger Smyth:
NYC 911 Paramedic
Fr. Christopher Keenan, a Franciscan priest whose parents came from Co. Galway and Co. Roscommon, has been assigned the difficult task of replacing the much loved Fr. Mychal Judge as chaplain of the Fire Department. Fr. Judge, a fellow Franciscan and a friend of Fr. Keenan's for 38 years, was killed on September 11 giving last rites to Fire Chief Bill Feehan. In his role as … [Read more...] about Father Christopher Keenan:
Fire Department Chaplain
On September 11, as for so many, Kerry McGinnis' normal routine was abandoned when it became obvious that pet-owners in the area surrounding the World Trade Center needed her help.
McGinnis works for Manhattan's Humane Society -- an organization that helps place pets who, for whatever reason, can no longer stay with their owners. As kennel manager, her normal duties include … [Read more...] about Kerry McGinnis: