Cheers to the Heerans


Congratulations to William and Sean Heeran for both being promoted in the FDNY on Friday, September 14. Both brothers joined the FDNY after their brother, Charlie Heeran, was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. William was promoted to Lieutenant and Sean was promoted to Captain at the FDNY Officers Promotion Ceremony in Brooklyn on Friday.

“I used to work on Wall Street. I was down there when the planes hit the towers. My brother worked in finance and was killed in the attack. During that time I saw the FDNY working and that was part of the reason I decided to join the Department in 2003. It’s a bittersweet moment to get promoted, but it has been great and I am looking forward to learning a lot,” William Heeran told the FDNY.

“My father is retired Firefighter Bernard Heeran, FDNY Engine Company 281, so the Department is in our family,” Sean Heeran said. “A lot changed when my brother was killed during the attacks on 9/11. I felt like joining this Department was something I had to do. Being promoted today is very exciting. I love this job and I want to be better and keep learning.”