John M. Moran‚ 43‚ battalion chief‚ FDNY‚ Battalion 49. Moran‚ a 22-year FDNY veteran with a law degree from Fordham University‚ had finished his shift at the Special Operations command on Roosevelt Island when the World Trade Center call came in‚ and he went along to help. A big man‚ Moran played the piano and the guitar and loved to sing Irish songs. He also regularly rode in an Iowa biking tour popular among police and firefighters. Moran’s father was a firefighter‚ and his brother‚ Michael‚ is an FDNY firefighter.