I am in total awe of my community... Yesterday, I had the honor of serving the family, friends, brothers and sisters of Bill Tolley alongside some pretty amazing volunteers. Countless hours spent coordinating volunteers, donations, and manpower... We opened our firehouse to everyone in attendance and for a brief time, I was able to go to the actual funeral home with my company and pay respects- we stood in a sea of blue uniforms as far as I could see. The streets were adorned with beautiful red ribbons, a symbol of both respect and mourning for our local fallen hero. Brothers and sisters, community and family members consoled each other without hesitation... Today we say our final farewells, rest easy brother, we will take it from here.
Sending blessings to your family...
May you be received home by God with open arms and your family find comfort and strength with you as their angel. #fdny #fdnyfamily #bethpagefd #riptolley #plainedgepride #bethpagecommunity #thinredline