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“Carl Bini”


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This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Carl Bini, FDNY, Rescue 5, who was killed on September 11, 2001. On the morning of Sept. 11, Mr. Bini showed his true colors again. He and his childhood friend, Joseph Mascali, were at Tower East Construction Co. — the Great Kills-based business the two men owned — when they heard the news about the World Trade Center. Mr. Bini’s concern was immediately for his wife, the former Christine Hyjek, who was passing through the area on her way to work.

“At around 9:15 a.m. when I called him back, he said he was on his way to the firehouse,” said Mrs. Bini. “I told him to be careful.”

Mr. Bini is now among the thousands missing as a result of the attack on the World Trade Center, and one of 11 Rescue 5 members lost.

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