A Dedication to Our Fallen Heroes
To our brothers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Firefighter John Bellesen
January 9, 1915
Ex Chief Henry Truslowe
June 15, 1964
Firefighter Gerald Crowell
July 21, 1987
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 the fireman has to do
believe that 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.
Chief Edward Croker (FDNY)