A Tribute to a Hero

Affectionately referred to as "The Master of Disaster" and "God," Deputy Chief Raymond M. Downey, Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Command (SOC), died in the line of duty, while helping others escape from the fire and collapse scene of the twin towers at the World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The fire service was a major force in his life, as evidenced by his sterling career. He truly was a legend in his own time.

As a tribute to Chief Downey's legacy, his family has established the D.C. Raymond Downey Scholarship Charity Fund to keep his memory alive and to benefit the many organizations that Chief Downey cherished.


13th Annual Forever Running Memorial 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, June 15, 2014 09:30
 The 13th Annual Forever Running Memorial 5k Run/Walk will be held on Father's Day at 9:30 a.m.!

  • Sunday June 15th, 2014
  • 9:30am
  • Kid's Fun Run: 9:00am
REGISTRATION: Click HERE for a downloadable brochure link (.pdf)

* Online Registration can be accessed HERE (Active.com)

A Special Thanks to our sponsors Paratech and Honeywell and Astoria Federal

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