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An emergency medical technician for the New York City Fire Department who worked on the World Trade Center rescue and recovery effort after 9/11 has died, the department said early Monday
Gregory Hodge, 59, was a 24-year veteran of FDNY most recently working as a watch commander at the emergency management office.
EMT Hodge was a skilled first responder who provided outstanding emergency medical care to thousands of New Yorkers throughout his long and distinguished career of service, said Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. This pandemic has impacted our Department at every level, especially our EMS members who are responding to more medical calls than ever before.”
The Manhattan resident began his career assigned to a station in Harlem and later worked in the Bronx. He is survived by an adult son.