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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 35
Year of Death: 2008

Nicholas V. Picozzi II

Submitted by his Wife

Nick Picozzi was born in Chester‚ Pennsylvania‚ on September 17‚ 1972‚ the only son of Nick and Nancy. He was raised in Lower Chichester with his younger sister‚ Helena‚ whom he was very protective of. Nick played Little League baseball as a child. His other interests growing up were karate‚ ice hockey‚ hunting‚ and fishing. He passed all those interests along to his children.

He graduated in 1991 from Chichester High School and attended Folcroft Technical School for masonry. At age 22‚ Nick married Stephanie. They had two beautiful‚ healthy sons‚ Anthony and Daniel.

When he was in his late 20s‚ Nick joined the Lower Chichester Volunteer Fire Company‚ a passion he had always wanted to fulfill. He served as a trainer for the junior firefighters and was a trustee‚ an engineer and‚ most recently‚ a lieutenant. He also joined the Boothwyn Fire Company as a volunteer because he loved to serve and protect his township and surrounding communities.

In his downtime‚ he loved to sing karaoke to his favorite country music. He enjoyed watching hockey and rooting for his favorite team‚ the Philadelphia Flyers. He loved to spend time outdoors‚ hunting and fishing and taking his boys and nieces and nephews to teach them and just hang out. He recently became a NASCAR fan.

Nick was very headstrong and aggressive at accomplishing any goal he set out to do. Anyone who met Nick would have never forgotten him with his carefree‚ get along with anybody attitude. He could be seen getting his daily coffee at Wawa‚ where he went behind the counter and got his own ‘Fresh Hot Coffee’ like he owned the store!

He loved to cook on the grill in the summer and hosted many barbecues with family and friends. He enjoyed mentoring the kids in the family and in the neighborhood. He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Day or night‚ you knew you could always count on Nick.

On March 5‚ 2008‚ Nick became trapped in the basement while battling a house fire in Aston‚ Pennsylvania. He succumbed to the fire.

He left behind his wife of almost 14 years‚ Stephanie‚ and two young sons‚ Anthony (12) and Danny (10). His heart belonged to his boys. Although fighting fires was a passion‚ his true passion was his family. He shared a special bond with his sister-in-law‚ Jennifer‚ whose children looked up to him as a role model.

Nick was greatly loved and cared for by all who knew him‚ and he will be forever missed and never forgotten. Anyone who knew him was blessed to have gotten the opportunity to meet a true hero.

Submitted by a Past Chief

Nicholas Picozzi was a 7 year member of the Lower Chichester Fire Company and was serving as Lieutenant at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife‚ Stephanie; two sons‚ Anthony and Daniel and his parents Nick and Nancy.

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  1. we love and miss you Nick…….you would be more than proud of Stephanie. …she is one of the strongest girls i know!!!!!live you honey…..sleep peacefully……but if you feel the need to raise a little hell once in a while……..everyone will know its you ..!!!!love you. …….

    – the lupi family
  2. On March 5, 2008, our friend and brother Nick answered his last call.

    ” Now he lives on, having answered that resounding heavenly bell , appearing at last in the Lord’s eternal firehouse where firemen dwell, standing as he had done in life, so proud and tall, joyously and willingly responding when he heard that firefighter’s last call.”*

    His physical light on earth is out, but his spiritual light in our hearts will never grow dim. May our lives always reflect his dedication and may we, too, answer when duty calls, to save the lost, protect the frightened, and bring hope to the fearful.

    Rest in peace, Nick. We got it from here.

    *Quoted in part from “The Firefighter’s Last Call” by William Robbins

    – Rev. Ethel F. Guy
  3. I remember Nick as always smiling and positive. He loved firefighting and helping others. He wanted to help others and that was it. No need for recognition or praise, he just loved helping people.

    – Richard Micun
  4. I never knew Nick, but my fire department purchased the fire engine he last rode in, and retains a memorial to him in the form of a memorial sticker on one of the windows. Since we bought the engine, I have rode countless calls in it, spent countless hours cleaning and detailing it, and every time I walk into my station and see that truck, I think of him. I feel like he’s still watching over us, protecting us. Because of this, I try even harder to do my job better. I try to honor his memory with the deeds I do after stepping off that truck. Engine 39 may be an older truck, we might have bigger engines, but she will always be my favorite on the department. Engine 39 makes me be a better fireman, she makes me work just that little bit harder, Nick makes me work just that little bit harder… Rest In Peace Brother

    – Logan
  5. Nick, Was a great guy, he and I grew up together. His mom and mine also grew up together. My mom’s name is Charlotte Emma poacher…Nick you are loved and missed dearly. Love your friend forever, Rebecca Goodwin.

    – Rebecca Goodwin boone