“It’s not just a loss to our firehouse, not just a loss to his family or his band or to the community, but to this world. He had something special to offer. We’re all at a loss,” says FDNY Captain Richard Blasi, Ladder 135, at the wake for FDNY Firefighter William N. Tolley. Firefighter Tolley will be laid to rest tomorrow, April 27, at 11 am EST. You can watch the live stream of the funeral...
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Please join us on Thursday, April 27, at 11 am EST, as we lay to rest FDNY Firefighter William N. Tolley. The funeral will be streamed live at NYC Mayor’s Office, and the live video will also be shared here at facebook.com/FDNY
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Mike Morley
Christine Stark Vilar
Nick Branco
“Billy was my point man. He always wanted to take charge. He always wanted to be the one going in. If something needed to be done, you didn’t need to ask. It was already done by Billy. He showed the way. He was a leader. He was all passion and all heart,” says FDNY Captain Richard Blasi, Ladder 135, speaking to the character of Firefighter William N. Tolley, who is seen here operating at a...
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Billy was my point man He always wanted to take charge He
FDNY Firefighter William N. Tolley believed strongly in giving back to help others. In addition to his brave work on duty as a Firefighter, he took part in programs that saved the lives of others in many ways. He was a blood donor, having recently donated – as seen here – at a blood drive in Nassau County for a fellow Firefighter and was a registered member of Be The Match, America’s Bone...
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FDNY Firefighter William N Tolley believed strongly in giving back to help
Kathleen Krohn-DiBlasi
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Maureen Mcdonald
"Billy meant a lot to his firehouse and this Department. He'd be standing out here in the rain at any other funeral, but unfortunately we're here for him today. He has a loving family, a beautiful daughter, and is truly a hero for this Department. Every family that joins this Department finds out in times of trouble, that there are thousands of people there to help them. These Firefighters...
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Billy meant a lot to his firehouse and this Department Hed be
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Jill Blankenship
Last December, FDNY Firefighter William N. Tolley (seen here second-from-right) shared with his friends and family how honored he was to be a part of the Macy’s and Make-A-Wish Believe campaign, as a member of the FDNY Ceremonial Unit. He often spoke about how rewarding it was to work in the Ceremonial Unit, saying that giving back to children and families in need brought great joy to his...
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Last December FDNY Firefighter William N Tolley seen here secondfromright shared with
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Thank you to Battalion Chief Stephen Luciano, Lt. Leslie Crandall and Firefighter Edward Jurgensen from Volusia County Fire Rescue Station 17, for providing a water salute to the family of FDNY Firefighter William N. Tolley, as they departed Daytona Beach International Airport in route to New York City.
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Amy Scasny Puma
“Billy and I grew up together. I have the same time on as Billy – when he went to the Fire Department, I went to the Police Department. He loved being a Firefighter. Billy is the kind of person who, no matter who you talked to, they would say he was a great guy who opened his heart up to everyone. He never missed a funeral, whether it was for a Police Officer or a Firefighter. He was there...
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Billy and I grew up together I have the same time on
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Janine Fitzpatrick Barth
“Billy and I took this photo together last fall. He called me and told me about an adventure park on Long Island that he thought would be cool for us to do together, and we had so much fun that day. We had a blast making fun of each other as we were hanging upside down. We laughed so hard. That day meant a lot to me. The last time I saw him was about a week before he died. We went to pick out...
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Billy and I took this photo together last fall He called me
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Bill Osborne
“Bella and I, and our entire family, are trying to get through this together, but we just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Firefighters here that worked with Billy, and everyone in the FDNY who has been with us every second. I know Billy would be so grateful and proud because he loved this job. Thank you to everyone who has sent their prayers and condolences to our...
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Bella and I and our entire family are trying to get through
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Sharon Batey
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro welcomed Probationary Paramedics and their families to Family Day at the FDNY Bureau of Training - EMS Academy at Fort Totten, Queens. See more photos at [ Bit.ly Link ] [Flickr]
On Saturday April 22 2017 FDNY Commissioner Daniel A Nigro welcomed Probationary
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"We know that when we lose one of our own, the community mourns with us. Today, the Fire Department mourns with this community and the loss of five people in this home. At approximately 2:36 pm we received a call from a passing motorist who saw fire on the first and second floor of this home...Our members arrived in just over 4 minutes and were met by a house completely consumed with fire....
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We know that when we lose one of our own the community
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Firefighter William N. Tolley with his mother, Marie & step-father, Frank. Firefighter Tolley made the Supreme Sacrifice on Thursday, April 20. Please honor him by contributing to the "Firefighter William N. Tolley's Children's Educational Fund" by clicking here and selecting the fund from the drop down.
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Joan Scaltro Napoletano
Carol Jackson
“On September 11, we went to the roof of our firehouse in Hicksville and we could see the towers burning. There was no question as to whether we were going to go there or not. It was a no-brainer. All we wanted to do was help. We had two of our own guys in there and we wanted to do everything that we could. Billy and I, and about five other guys, we were there all night. We didn’t sleep. We...
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On September 11 we went to the roof of our firehouse in
Joan Marie Cretacci
Alice Sloan
Joan McDermott
Irma Crispino
Cindy Wiley Butterfield
Stephanie Armusik
“The bunting that was just put up is a sign that this firehouse, and the whole Fire Department, is in mourning over this death of a great hero for the Department. It’s an outstanding tradition. We’re here for the family, not just tonight – we will always be here for this family, as we are for every family of every one of the members this Department has lost,” says FDNY Commissioner Daniel A....
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The bunting that was just put up is a sign that this
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Fire Marshals Determine Incense was Cause of Fire in Queens where Firefighter William N. Tolley Died -

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced that Fire Marshals have determined that incense left burning unattended in the bedroom of a second floor apartment in Queens caused the fire where Firefighter William N. Tolley died yesterday.

Residents of the fire apartment were not...
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Fire Marshals Determine Incense was Cause of Fire in Queens where Firefighter
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WAKE AND FUNERAL INFORMATION FOR FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM N. TOLLEY

Below is the wake and funeral information for the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter William N. Tolley of Ladder Company 135.

WAKE:

WHERE: Chapey and Sons Funeral Home
20 Hicksville Rd.
Bethpage, NY 11714

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m....
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WAKE AND FUNERAL INFORMATION FOR FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM N TOLLEY
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Lee Golditch
FDNY members salute fallen Firefighter William N. Tolley, Ladder 135, during his dignified transfer from Wyckoff Medical Center. Firefighter Tolley was critically injured while fighting a 2-alarm fire in Queens on April 20, 2017. He bravely served the Department for 14 years. “We lost another hero today. A man dedicated to protecting others gave his life to this work and, like all members...
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FDNY members salute fallen Firefighter William N Tolley Ladder 135 during his
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