John J. Florio‚ 33‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 214. He attended Nassau Community College for a few years before joining the FDNY. An athletic person‚ Florio pumped iron and he played halfback on the FDNY football team. A father of two‚ he also coached his son’s Little League team and his football team. A huge fan of the band Metallica‚ Florio corresponded with the group’s lead singer‚ James Hetfield. An emotional letter from the rocker was read at Florio’s funeral.