Jonathan L. Ielpi‚ 29‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 288. For Ielpi‚ the son of an FDNY veteran‚ firefighting was priority number one. A longtime hockey player‚ Ielpi gave up his favorite sport after joining the FDNY‚ worried that an injury could interfere with his work. His North High School team recently retired his jersey. Like his father before him‚ Ielpi served as chief of Great Neck’s Vigilant Volunteer Fire Department. A six-year FDNY veteran‚ Ielpi is survived by his wife and two sons.
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