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“Terence McShane”


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  • EMOM in 20 minutes
  • For odd minutes, perform:
  • 5 Front Squats (205/115 lb)
  • For even minutes, perform:
  • 5 Burpee Box Jumps (24/20 in)

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This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Terence McShane, FDNY, Ladder 101, who was killed on September 11, 2001.

Terence McShane, 37, of West Islip had been with the New York City Police Department for 12 years, rising to the rank of sergeant, when he switched to the fire department in 1999 to have more time with his family. He was attached to Ladder 101 at the Red Hook end of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and was inside the south tower when it collapsed.

Terence McShane collected friends: from grammar school in Deer Park and St. Anthony's High School in Huntington and Siena College outside Albany, from his days as a lifeguard at the Town of Babylon's Overlook Beach and from the rugby teams he played on. He had friends from the police department and the fire department.

"You run into all these people and they all have a story," said his brother Kieran, of West Islip, the eldest of the five McShane siblings, four brothers and a sister. "He was a very positive guy, he was a funny guy," McShane said. "Even thinking of him now you have to smile. He always saw the absurdity of things, he'd look on the bright side of things all the time."

Terence McShane was married to Cathy, with a 7-year-old son and 4-year-old twin boys. They'd been living in his old family house in Deer Park while their home in West Islip was under renovation when he died.

Every year, his old rugby teammates host a golfing tournament at Siena College to raise funds for a scholarship in his name and the name of a teammate who also died at the World Trade Center.
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