Countless displays of heroism by the NYPD, New York Fire Department and every day Americans were witnessed on the horrific fall morning of 9/11. Now, over 15 years after the attack, a little known story of heroism, this time from a Hollywood celebrity, has emerged.
Award-winning actor and director Steve Buscemi served four years as a firefighter in the 1980s for Engine Co. 55 in Little Italy in downtown Manhattan when he was only 22-years-old.
Although he had been out of firefighting work for several years when terrorists attacked our nation, that didn’t stop him from donning his uniform and rejoining his old firefighting crew at Ground Zero.
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Buscemi highlighted Engine Co. 55 in the 2014 HBO documentary “A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY,” which he helped produce. [VIDEO ON NEXT PAGE]