The New York City firefighter from Long Island who died in a training accident just over a year ago was honored by the fire department with a plaque dedication ceremony at Rescue Company 2 in Brooklyn.
Billy Moon, 47, of Islip had been a 21-year veteran with the fire department when he fell 20 feet on Dec. 12, 2022, while training in Ocean Hill for a skyscraper rescue and suffered a traumatic head injury.
Moon’s widow Kristina explained how her husband postiviely impacted so many lives.
“The FDNY always says ‘Never forget.’ And if this last year has taught me, they truly will never forget Billy and the legacy he leaves behind,” she said. “Let’s remember a man who was brazen, opinionated, but always on a mission.
Thousands attended a funeral mass for Moon days after Cgristmas in 2022 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bay Shore.
“[He was] a brother who who knew exactly what buttons to push and when to push them. a son who would follow his father’s footsteps as a volunteer, a fireman who was committed to serving and helping others, an all around driven man, a mentor,” Kristina Moon said.
In death, Billy Moon saved the lives of five individuals through organ donation, including three patients in New York who were in need of a heart, liver, lungs and kidneys. Moon lived in Islip with his wife and their two children.
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