I Will Never Forget That Day

Eugene Ditaranto Jr.  Author Interview
Eugene Ditaranto Jr. Author Interview

Knights of New York provides a detailed account of the FDNY along with your years of experience in the department. Why was this an important book for you to write?

The FDNY’s greatest asset is the men and women who work for the agency. I felt compelled to tell their stories. Knights of New York is about ordinary people who perform extraordinary tasks.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about fire departments?

I am not sure if people realize that the New York City Fire Department is tasked with so many roles. The department responds to a wide array of incidents and its personnel require a breadth of knowledge across many fire life safety disciplines.

You share a lot of experiences in the book. What is one experience in the book that stands out for you personally?

9/11, I will never forget that day and the days that followed. I will never forget the courageous acts I saw others perform and I will never forget the support provided by so many. The country, especially in New York, was one nation with one shared purpose – support each other.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope others recognize that there are brave men and women in New York City who stand on a wall and say, not today, not on my watch, no one is getting hurt today.

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Knights of New York by [Eugene Ditaranto Jr.]

The New York City Fire Department, better known as the FDNY, is one of the most storied organizations in American history. Their longstanding traditions and acts of bravery are well documented, from their sacrifices on 9/11 to how they handled the Covid-19 pandemic. These brave men and women are the example for others to follow. Knights of New York is a detailed look into the leadership, management, and commitment to service taught by the greatest fire department in the world. Not just for firefighters, this one-of-a-kind book is the definition of what it means to put the needs of the people before yourself.

The views within the book are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of the City of New York or the FDNY.

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