Emilio R. Longo was born on June 8, 1947. He was appointed to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on August 13, 1977, and served the first two years of his career in the quarters of Engine Company 263. He was promoted to lieutenant in November of 1989 and served nine years in that role before being promoted to captain in January of 1998.
Captain Longo bravely served the FDNY for 25 years before retiring on October 2, 2002.
He died on August 11, 2011, from an illness related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Captain Longo is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and daughters, Susan and Karen.