Denis Germain shared a very real brotherhood with those in the New York City Fire Department including his firefighter brother, Brian, and another brother, Mike, who is a department maintenance supervisor. Comrades remembered him as a man loved by all, and a man who carried many nicknames, including Germ because he grew on people. He is survived by his brothers and their wives, as well as two sisters, Peggy and Theresa. He was 33.