Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thomas J McCann, NYFD

When small town fire departments have a little memorial for September 11th or somethingit's like. "Yeah, Ok, I guess. The brotherhood of firemen and all that." but when you see one in NYC. YEAH! Whole other ball of wax!

And the middle guy? Bendick? A PHOTOGRAPHER! NYCFIRE.NET


  1. Wonderful set. Did you just happen upon this or did you know someone there?

  2. I was just walking by and the guy was sitting on the bumper there in the open door so I was all "Hey, would you mind if...."

  3. My name is Zac Varela. I am a firefighter for the the City of Aurora, in Colorado. My department serves an immediate area of roughly 300 thousand citizens, including the metropolitan area of Denver, CO.
    Every year, 343 metro area Denver firefighters participate in a memorial stair climb on September 11th, to remember and honor our fallen FDNY brothers. Each firefighter climbs in honor of one of our fallen. Thomas J. McCann is the man I represent on these memorial stair climbs. The last few years, I have been trying to learn about FF McCann, but the things I have learned about him are marginal at best.
    I know he was the father of two, having a son and daughter. I know he was married. Apparently he enjoyed playing golf, and was a pretty good cook.
    Did you know him? Do you know anyone who knew him? Can you put me touch with someone who would be willing to tell me about the man and firefighter he was?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Firefighter Zac Varela

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  4. Hi Zac,

    I'd following that link and send an email to the photographer/firefighter Bendick. I was just a lowly and humble photograhic servant tourist that day and really don't have any more information than this. If you LEARN more, send it along and I'd be happy to post it here.