Press Releases

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2009

Statement of Steve Cassidy on Death of FF Paul Warhola

On behalf of the UFA Executive Board our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Paul Warhola and all the members of Engine 221 and Ladder 104.

Paul was known by fellow firefighters to be a leader and mentor especially to younger firefighters. He was a man committed to family and died in the very fashion that he lived his life, putting the lives of New Yorkers before himself.

Being a New York City Firefighter is not just a job, but a calling and Paul personified that. As a husband, father to two young children, as a friend or firefighter, he was a man that every New York City Firefighter can be proud to call brother.


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