Robert Brown is a Lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department. He has over 20 years in the fire service and has worked Engine 58/Ladder 26 in Harlem and TL-120/ Engine 231 and Battalion 44. The same Battalion that his father has retired from .He currently works in the FDNY Special Operations Command.

He is also the founder of the New York Firefighters Heart and Lung Institute. Having put himself through medical school to become a physicians Assistant while working as a firefighter, Robert can now also address some of the medical conditions that firefighters face over a lifetime.


Liam Flaherty is a Captain with the New York City Fire Department. He has well over 25 years in the fire service and has worked most of his time in the FDNY Special Operation Command. He was a firefighter at Rescue Company 4 ,Lieutenant at Rescue 2 and is Currently the Captain at Rescue 2.

Liam is also very well know around the world not only for being the Captain of Rescue 2, but also as the face of the FDNY Pipes and Drums. He is the Drum Major that leads the band at all events and has played all over the world and on Television.


John Nolan is a retired Lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department. He has close to 20 years in the fire service. He worked at TL-144, Engine 58, Ladder 133 and was a Lieutenant at Engine 62.

He was a responder during tropical storm Sandy and helped out many firefighters who lost their homes. He was also a volunteer to deploy to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.


Rob Weidmann is a proud resident of the state of New York. A devoted husband and father, Rob achieved his life long ambition of becoming a Firefighter in 1991 when he joined the Baldwin volunteer Fire Department on Long Island New York. He has also served as a volunteer in Brentwood and is currently with the Islip Fire Department.

As a firefighter, Rob had one perspective, “Take care of others and they’ll take care of you…Focus and hard work will pay off!”

In 2011, Rob was searching a top floor apartment for reported trapped occupants in a home that was on fire, when the fire flashed over, engulfing and burning 60% of his body. Rob spent over 180 day in the New York Presbyterian Burn Unit, and endured more than 14 surgeries and skin grafts.

Currently Rob serves as a firefighter at Rescue 2 in New York.


John J Walters III is a Retired New York City Firefighter and Ex-Chief of the Port Washington Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island New York. John started with the FDNY in 1995 and was with them for 14 years starting in Engine 237 in Brooklyn, he worked and trained hard to become one of the first firefighters asked to be a member of Squad 288 in queens and ending his career in Rescue 1 in Manhattan. John was born to be a fireman he became a volunteer fireman of the Port Washington Fire Department in 1986 and worked his way up the ranks from Probationary member to head Chief of the Department. John has seen a lot of tragedy from losing his entire squad in 9/11 and working ground zero for 6 months to tragically lost his leg in July of 2006 while he was working in Manhattan and was forced into retirement. John through everything has not lost his spirit or his sense of brotherhood. He is an amazing family man and an inspiration to many. A quote which John has lived by and describes his passion perfectly:

{“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.”} Ex- Chief Edward F. Crocker