FDNY FFs leave 9/11 memorial to battle fire, 1 FF injured
Members of Rescue 5 left a candle-light ceremony at their station to respond to the blaze on the fifth floor of a seven-story building
By Laura French
NEW YORK — One FDNY firefighter was injured battling a blaze in Staten Island Friday morning.
Seventeen units with 90 personnel responded to the fire on the fifth floor of a seven-story apartment building, including Rescue 5, which was holding a 9/11 memorial ceremony when the call came in, according to the State Island Advance.
Members were participating in a candle-light and prayer ceremony at their station to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, including a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m., before responding to the blaze at about 9:42 a.m.
The injured firefighter was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover, officials said. A civilian was also injured and is expected to recover.