Ricardo Torres Jr.

Ricardo Torres Jr.

Ricardo Torres Jr. had a passion for life and for giving back to those in need. He was ambitious, hardworking, and powered through any and every obstacle that would come his way. He was never one to give up.

From the time he was a little boy, he dreamed of one day becoming a firefighter, and in July of 2019 he was accepted into New Haven’s newest recruit class. Ricardo started his career at his first choice firehouse, Engine 6, Dixwell Station. During his time at Dixwell Station, Ricardo built a reputation for himself as a man with fierce drive and a strong work ethic. It was here that he experienced and enjoyed the camaraderie of his second family and realized his dream since he was two years old.

An amazing son and brother, Rico grew up in West Haven and loved playing hockey, going fishing, and snowboarding. During his free time, Rico enjoyed being with his family, working on his garden, and catching up on sports. He was a loyal fan to the New York Giants, New York Yankees, and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Ricardo leaves behind his wife, Erica; sons, Oliver and Crew; his mother, Cathy; stepfather, Armand; sister, Cayla; and many other family members and friends.

Ricardo’s legacy will forever carry on as we remember him for who he was—a loving and proud father, an adoring husband, a loving son and hero.

William T. Carey

Firefighter William T. Carey, age 34, of the New Haven Fire Department was killed in an apparatus accident with another vehicle while responding to a call at the Hotel Duncan on Chapel Street for a report of a structure fire. The vehicle hit the right rear side of Engine Company 2, causing the apparatus to turn overthrowing three firemen on the rear step to the pavement. Fireman William Carey, suffered multiple injuries and was transported to St. Raphael’s Hospital by ambulance, where he later passed away. Driver Mauro was thrown from the apparatus and died in the on impact.

Charles Mauro

Driver Charles Mauro, age 63, of the New Haven Fire Department was killed in an apparatus accident with another vehicle while responding to a call at the Hotel Duncan on Chapel Street for a report of a structure fire. The vehicle hit the right rear side of Engine Company 2, causing the apparatus to turn overthrowing three firemen on the rear step to the pavement. Driver Mauro was thrown from the apparatus and died in the on impact. Fireman William Carey, suffered multiple injuries and was transported to St. Raphael’s Hospital by ambulance, where he later passed away.