FDNY Firefighter William Moon honored with special ceremony
The FDNY honored firefighter William Moon Sunday with a special ceremony at his firehouse in Brownsville.
The 21-year veteran of the department suffered a fatal injury last week during a drill and his family later decided to take him off of life support to donate his organs.
On Sunday, fellow firefighters paid tribute to Moon with a bunting ceremony, an FDNY tradition when they lose one of their own, in front of Rescue Company 2.
Moon's family also attended.
Moon had only been working at Rescue Company 2 for less than a year.
Rescue Company 2 is an elite unit that recruits some of the department's best firefighters.
Moon joined Rescue Company 2 after fighting fires at Ladder Company 133 in Queens for 20 years and being a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Islip on Long Island.
For the time being, firefighter Moon remains on life support at NYU Langone while the medical staff prepares for organ donation.