Dennis Lawrence Devlin
Occupation:Fire Department of New York | Battalion Chief, Battalion 9Dedicated Memorial Sites:Biography:
Dennis was an active member of his community of Washingtonville‚ NY‚ and St. Mary’s Church for 24 years. He was appointed to the FDNY on November 21‚ 1980 and was assigned to Engine Co. 45 in the Bronx. He was transferred to Ladder Co. 58 in 1987. He was soon promoted to Lieutenant in 1989 and assigned to Engine Co. 35 in the Harlem section of Manhattan. In 1993‚ he was promoted to captain and worked at Engine Co. 75 in the Bronx. He was instrumental in securing a new firehouse for Animal House E.75/L.33. While Captain of 75‚ he also waged a battle to have the American Flag displayed on their rig. This battle resulted in our American Flag being displayed on fire rigs throughout the city.
Dennis continued through the ranks. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 1998 and assigned to the 9th Battalion in Manhattan. His last assignment was Division 3 on W. 77th St. where he served as the NYC Special Events Coordinator. He responded to the World Trade Center immediately after seeing it unfold on TV at the Division. He was in the City volunteering his time for the primary that day.
Dennis was also Chairman for the 1127 Committee working with many FDNY officers and firefighters to repeal a ‘condition of employment’ tax placed on uniformed city workers.
He was a dedicated husband‚ father‚ firefighter and remained an avid runner throughout the years. He attended every swim meet‚ basketball‚ volleyball and baseball game for all of his children and worked diligently with our other swimming families in our community to have our district incorporate a pool in the new high school.
He loved his music and watching sunsets from the deck of his home in Washingtonville. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His smile and zest for life were contagious and will live on in the hearts that he has touched. (source)