IAFF Local 998
Stratford Professional Fire Fighters
  • Firefighter Michael C. Reilly (FDNY)
    Feb 19, 2011

    If you would like to donate to the Michael C. Reilly Scholarship Fund please click on this link:

    Michael C. Reilly Scholarship Fund 


    FF Michael C. Reilly Memorial Page


    It is with great sadness that the

    brothers and sisters of IAFF Local

    998 anounce the passing of our

     brother Michael C. Reilly


    Mike was killed in the line of duty Sunday

    August 27th 2006 battling a 3 - alarm fire

    as a nozzle man on FDNY’s Engine 75.

    Also killed was FDNY Lt Howard Carpluk.

    Prior to joining FDNY in April 2006, Mike

    was a member of Local 998 and the

    Stratford Fire Department. Mike

    graduated from the Connecticut Fire

    Academy in 2003 and was stationed at Company 1, Headquarters

    2750 Main St. where he remained until put into active duty with his

    Marine unit in Iraq. Upon his return he resumed his roll as firefighter

    for the town on Engine 3 at Lordship station. In the spring of 2006

     Mike accepted a position with the FDNY and started the academy

    April 11th 2006 where he served as squad leader and graduated in

    the top 10 of his class. After graduation he was assigned to Engine 75

    “The Animal House” in the South Bronx. Michael, from all of us at the

    Stratford Fire Department you were a firefighter, a brother, and best

    of all a friend. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. From the members

    of the Stratford Fire Department, our heartfelt prayers go out to the

    families of Michael, Lt. Carplunk and our brothers and sisters of the



    LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. John 15:13


    Two of New York's bravest die in Bronx fire

    Veteran firefighter died Monday, Rookie Michael

    Reilly died Sunday after blaze at 99 cent store

    (New York - WABC, August 28, 2006) - A second

    firefighter has died battling a blaze in the Bronx, in

    what has been called the deadliest day for the

    FDNY in almost two years. On Monday, 43-year-

    old Howard Carpluk, a 20-year veteran, died of his injuries. Also killed: 25-year-old

    Michael Reilly, a rookie firefighter.


    Click here to see the Michael C. Reilly Sideshow from the Animal House





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