The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: Robert J. Ryan, Jr.
Years of Service: 17
Date of Incident: 11/23/2008
Time of Incident: 0028hrs
Date of Death: 11/23/2008
Fire Department: Fire Department City of New York
Address: 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Chief: Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta
Incident Description: After responding to a two-story private residence fire, Lieutenant Ryan was working in the attic when a portion of the ceiling collapsed on him. He was transported to the Richmond University Medical Center of Staten Island where he passed away.
Funeral Arrangements: Visitation will be on 11/24/08 from 1900hrs to 2100hrs and 11/25/08 from 1400hrs to 1600hrs and 1900hrs to 2100hrs at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York. The funeral will be on 11/26/08 at 1100hrs at Sacred Heart Church, 981 Castleton Ave., Staten Island, New York.
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Lt. Robert J. Ryan at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/fatalities/