Tehran Firefighters Memorialize NYC Counterpart

April 26, 2017

In a gesture of good will, firefighters from Tehran’s Station 55 held a memorial for William N. Tolley, a 14-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department. Tolley died on April 20 after falling five stories while fighting an apartment fire in Queens. The firefighters said they believe firefighting is a passion, not a job, no matter where it is done in the world. The Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), published the following picture of the memorial. The banner reads:

R.I.P
We are very sorry that tragedy has struck our extended family again
And we lost another hero.
Our sincere condolences to your family.
From Iran