Submitted by his family
F.F. Thomas Brick‚ a proud member of L-36/E-95‚ Inwood‚ NY‚ was killed in the line of duty on December 16‚ 2003. Tommy was sworn in on December 31‚ 2001‚ and a member of the first post-9/11 class. He achieved his life-long ambition to become an NYC firefighter. Assigned to L-36 immediately upon graduation‚ he proudly served there until his death battling a four-alarm fire in the Inwood section of Upper Manhattan. Tommy was as enthusiastic about life as he was about being a firefighter. That was his way.
He was a devoted and loving father to his two children‚ Madeline and Aden‚ and a dear and caring friend to Meredith Esselman. Tommy was the cherished and loving son of Margaret (Rooney) and Thomas Brick‚ and loyal and loving brother of Megan Assimacopoulos and Christopher Brick. He was a very special uncle to John and Jaclyn Assimacopoulos. The Thomas C. Brick Memorial Fund was established in February 2004 to provide an endowed scholarship at Holy Cross High School‚ Flushing‚ NY‚ in his name. Tommy was a graduate of Nassau Community College and furthered his education in hotel service at the NY Institute of Technology in Old Brookville‚ NY. He was presented with the Thomas Elsasser Medal for bravery in June 2003 by the Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg. Tommy Brick was the 1127th member of FDNY to make the ultimate sacrifice.