Ray Downey CFSI's Mason Lankford Award Recipient

04/24/2002
Washington DC - The late Raymond Downey, deputy chief of the Fire Department of New York, was the recipient of the Congressional Fire Services Institute 2002 Mason Lankford Fire Service Leadership Award. Congressman Kurt Weldon, founder of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, presented the award to Downey's wife, Rosalie, and children, Ray, Joe, Chuck, Kathy Ugalde, and Marie Tortorici, at the 14th annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 18.Downey, a 39-year veteran of FDNY, was killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center. He significantly affected national fire service policies and programs. He was a member of the Gilmore Commission, a...

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