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Old 03-19-2019, 06:16 PM
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Firefighter Joseph “Toolie” O'Toole, age 61, of the FDNY, died on Dec. 12, 2016, from an illness related to his response to the World Trade Center on 9/11. You can read about him here.

The forum software reports that today was Toolie's birthday.

Toolie was the 158th registrant on the forum, a group that now totals more than 7,000. I met him at one of the early MMI workshops, perhaps around 2003 or so. When he learned I was a volunteer firefighter from my youth, he gave me a tee-shirt from his beloved FDNY ladder company in the Bronx. I still have it, but have never worn it. Just couldn't.

Rest easy, brother.

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Toolie would have been 66 today.

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When he learned I was a volunteer firefighter from my youth, he gave me a tee-shirt from his beloved FDNY ladder company in the Bronx. I still have it, but have never worn it. Just couldn't.
Maybe you should wear that shirt! Sometimes the best way to honor our departed brothers is to keep them in our daily lives.
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