June 9th, 1974

Today marks the 41st anniversary of Local 2029's first and only line of duty death. On June 9th, 1974, Career Firefighter Joseph Pasquale responded to a structure fire on Davis Avenue in the City of Rye. Shortly after arriving on scene, Firefighter Pasquale suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital where he later succumb to his injuries. The plaque above hangs in our main hallway as a constant reminder of his sacrifice for the community and that this job should never be taken for granted.