Gerry was first assigned to Engine Company 84. His fun loving and mischievous good humor soon made him someone that you always wanted to have near you. Gerry's dedication to the job of firefighting was also evident in his desire to learn everything he could in order to make himself a better Fireman. He learned his job as an Engine-man and then transferred "across the floor" to Ladder 34 to continue his learning. Gerry's thirst for the knowledge to be his best finally landed him in Rescue Company 1 where he was named "Fireman of the Year". He would tell everyone with pride, "Firemen rescue people. Rescue Firemen rescue Firemen." Gerry we mourn your loss but we are grateful and very proud to have known you.