Thomas J. Kuveikis‚ 48‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 252. A 24-year FDNY veteran‚ Kuveikis had been a member of Squad 252 for five years. He studied architecture at SUNY Farmingdale and the Pratt Institute before joining the FDNY in August 1977. Kuveikis pursued carpentry in his spare time. Kuveikis’ brother‚ Tim‚ is also a member of the FDNY.