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“Gerard Barbara”


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  • 21-15-9-6-3 Reps For Time
  • Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lb)
  • Knees-to-Elbows

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This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Gerard Barbara, FDNY, Assistant Chief, who was killed on September 11, 2001. Assistant Deputy Chief Gerard A. Barbara, 53, was, by all accounts, a Renaissance man. The longtime West Brighton resident was a citywide tour commander with the Fire Department, capping a 31-year career that began in Engine Co. 91-2 on 111th Street in Harlem. Along the way, he was the chief of the fire prevention and technical management units, trained in many fields, and was honored again and again.

He was named Man of the Year for 1999 by the Fire Department's Columbia Association, an Italian-American fraternal organization on whose board of directors he had served. In 1980, Chief Barbara was given the Pulaski Association Medal, a medal of honor.
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