Lieutenant Martin T. Fullam, 56, died January 28, 2013, from causes related to the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001.
He was born in Manhattan, moved to New Dorp as a child, and settled in Annadale in 1999. He was a graduate of New Dorp High School.
A 27-year veteran with the New York City Fire Department, he served at Engine Company 14, Ladder 87, and Ladder 111. After his promotion to lieutenant in 2003, he was assigned to the First Division in Lower Manhattan for five years, until he went out on disability. Lt. Fullam spent five months working at Ground Zero after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He spoke before a U. S. Senate Committee in support of passing the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act for to help other FDNY members affected by diseases related to 9/11.
Martin also worked as a self-employed contractor while also serving with the FDNY. He loved to ski and cook and was a talented carpenter.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Patricia; his daughters, Kelly, Caroline, and Emma Fullam; his mother, Helen Fullam; his brothers, David and Joseph Fullam; and his sisters, Deborah Turkovic and Carol Johnson.