WOD: “Neil Leavy”

27 min AMRAP:

10 Power Snatches 135/95

30 Toes-to-Bars

10 Squat Cleans 135/95

30 Box Jumps 24/20

10 Thrusters 135/95

30 Burpees over the bar

This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Neil Leavy, FDNY, Engine 217, who was killed on September 11, 2001.

Neil J. Leavy always wanted to be where the action was. His dream came true when he was assigned to Engine 217 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, one of the busiest firehouses in the city. A firefighter, first grade, he served the department for nearly five years and received two unit citations for bravery. On the morning of the attack, Mr. Leavy and his Brooklyn unit rushed to the World Trade Center -- where he had also worked as a civilian -- arriving at 9:40 a.m. His last radio contact came from the lobby of Tower 2, where he was headed toward the stairwell to do search and rescue.

Mr. Leavy lost his life when Tower 2 collapsed. His body was pulled out of the rubble on Sunday night, after more than five days of round-the-clock searching by rescue workers.

Mr. Leavy, 34, a lifelong Staten Islander, came from a tight-knit Irish family with many public servants. "Because of the tradition in his family, he always wanted to be a firefighter," said his cousin, Michael Leavy of New Dorp, a decorated firefighter who also worked for Engine 217 and who retired in 1997. Another cousin, Bob Leavy, is a firefighter with Ladder 103.

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