Firefighting News: FDNY Legend Jim Ellson Sr. Passes Away

05/13/2013
By Jack J. Murphy Photos by Tony Greco It is with deep regrets to inform you that we lost a man for the ages with the passing of Jim "Lord Jim" Ellson, Sr. He lost his battle to cancer.  He gave more to his family, his fellow firefighters, and to the many friends he made along the way than to his own personal self. Jim's stellar fire service career began in 1960, where as a probie he responded to his first of many numerous major incidents, when two planes collided over the city (12/16/60) with one plane crashing in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn and the other coming down in Staten Island. Within three days after this mid-air collision, he was battling a major fire on t...

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