13 Children of Fallen 9/11 Firefighters Are Joining The NYFD

13 children of fallen 9/11 firefighters will soon join the NYFD.

Fallen 9/11 firefighters live on through their remarkable children.

The legacies of several fallen 9/11 firefighters live on.

13 new firefighters for the New York Fire Department have firefighting in their blood.

They have a connection to the work and the department unlike any other.

13 grown children of fallen 9/11 firefighters are set to join the department.

A New Generation of Heroes

The New York Post reports the current FDNY Academy class includes 13 members whose firefighter fathers were murdered on 9/11.

The 12 men and one woman are set to graduate in two weeks.

FDNY spokesman Jim Long told the post other legacy firefighters are already part of the company, but this graduating class has more than any other.

13 children of fallen 9/11 firefighters will soon join the NYFD.
Anthony Jovic and his baby son Matthew Jovic, left, and Matthew Jovic as an adult, right. Credit: New York Post.

NYFD Commissioner Daniel Nigro told The Post, “Bravery runs in these extraordinary families who have sacrificed so much for our city. I’m proud of the commitment these ‘probies’ have already demonstrated to the department and look forward to celebrating with them at their graduation.”

The Incredible Asaro Family

NBC News reports the Asaro Family will soon have four of their six kids serving as members of the department.

Heloisa Asaro said her son, Carl, has always wanted to be a NYFD like his dad, Carl, who died on 9/11.
Heloisa Asaro said her son, Carl, has always wanted to be a NYFD like his dad, Carl, who died on 9/11.

Father Carl died on 9/11.

Sons Carl and Matthew are already working in the department.

Karl and Matthew Asaro are already members of the NYFD. Their brother and sister will soon join them.
Karl and Matthew Asaro are already members of the NYFD. Their brother and sister will soon join them. Credit: NBC News.

Son, Mark, and daughter, Rebecca, are part of the class set to graduate in two weeks.

This makes their mother, Carl’s widow, Heloisa, the unsung hero. How does she support her children’s career choice given how she lost her husband.

Like the incredible mother that she is. Doing what’s best to support them and their call to serve.

She told NBC News, “For me not showing that I’m afraid for them, they can do a better job. They can really be strong.”

Thank you, Asaro Family, for all that you have sacrificed and all that you continue to give.

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13 Children of Fallen 9/11 Firefighters Are Joining The NYFD

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