Remembering the Heroes of Sept. 11 each and every day. We Will Never Forget!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Today We Remember FF William "Billy" Lake
Today Remember FF William “Billy” Lake, 44-years-old, Rescue 2 FDNY.
On the night of September 10th , 2001 a special dinner was held at Rescue 2 celebrating Billy’s 20th anniversary with the Fire Department. The guys at the firehouse whipped up a dinner of roast beef, shrimp, and chocolate mousse for everyone on duty that night. Laughter rang throughout the walls of the firehouse.
This would be the last dinner at the firehouse for many of the men at Rescue 2.
The next day, on September 11th, Billy Lake perished in the north tower of the WTC. Billy was no stranger to rescues and disasters. He had saved people in all manners of disaster, including a scuba dive rescue, the 1993 WTC bombing and the Oklahoma City tragedy.
As a young boy, Billy’s mom could always find him hanging out at the firehouse two blocks away. He spent all of his free time there.
On the outside he was a tough guy, with a Rescue 2 tattoo, a Harley Davidson, and labored hands. On the inside, he was a softie. He loved his son Kyler and his cat Boxie.