Thomas A. Casoria‚ 29‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 22. Casoria‚ who had been with the FDNY for three years‚ was looking forward to his wedding on October 13‚ 2001. An all-star athlete at Holy Cross High School in Flushing‚ N.Y.‚ he was a second baseman with the FDNY softball team. Casoria’s brother Carl is also an FDNY firefighter. The two brothers were members of the same class at the Fire Academy.
Firefighting was something he always wanted to do.