NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Stephen Siller Tunnel 2 Towers Basis introduced Monday that it’ll repay the mortgage for the household of FDNY firefighter William Tolley, who died after falling off a constructing whereas battling a fireplace in Queens.
Tolley’s spouse Marie and eight-yr-previous daughter Isabella held one another and thanked fellow firefighters and the inspiration for making their time of grief somewhat simpler, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.
“We simply need to say thanks from the underside of our hearts,” Marie Tolley stated. “To the firefighters right here who labored with Billy and everybody within the hearth division that’s been with us each second.”
Tolley, a member of Ladder one hundred thirty five Engine 286, was killed whereas responding to a fireplace at a single unit condo on Putnam Avenue final week.
The 14-yr-previous veteran fell to his demise when one thing went flawed as he was standing on the roof of the 5-story constructing.
The Tolleys are the twelfth household of a primary responder who died within the line of obligation that the Tunnel 2 Towers Basis has helped.
“I do know Billy. He can be so grateful and proud as a result of he liked this job,” his spouse stated. “Thanks to everybody who has despatched their prayers and condolences to our household and to his firehouse.”
The hearth commissioner stated they’re nonetheless investigating what prompted Tolley to fall.
The FDNY Basis has additionally arrange a William N. Tolley’s Youngsters’s Instructional Fund. To donate, go to www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate and choose the fund from the drop down menu.