While assigned to Ladder 42, Pete ran the firehouse Senior Citizens Dinner for many years. His dedication as Firefighter was graphically illustrated in his final act of courage at the World Trade Center. Pete was at the medical office when the report of the first plane crash was received.

Although not on duty, he rushed to the scene in his own car because he knew that there were people trapped. After borrowing a set of bunker gear at the firehouse across the street from the WTC he left a note on the locker. In the note he wrote his name and unit and asked that if he didn't make it back to return the gear, would someone give the note he left for his loved ones. Pete always put the needs of others in front of his own and his loss will always be felt on Prospect Avenue