William M. Feehan‚ 71‚ first deputy fire commissioner‚ FDNY. A 42-year FDNY veteran‚ he held almost every title within the FDNY. He had served as first deputy fire commissioner since 1992 and briefly held the post of acting fire commissioner in 1993-94. Feehan graduated with a degree in education from St. John’s University and worked for 10 years as a substitute in the New York City schools. Before joining the FDNY‚ he served in the U.S. Army and received many medals for his service during the Korean War. A father of four‚ one of his sons is a member of the FDNY. Feehan enjoyed reading‚ especially books on history‚ and spending time with his six grandchildren.