NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The FDNY is mourning the loss of another firefighter who died of a 9/11-related cancer.
Firefighter Daniel Foley of New Rochelle passed away Saturday at the age of 46 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.READ MORE: NYPD Detective Shot While Executing Search Warrant On Staten Island
He joined the FDNY in 1998 and was with Rescue Company 3 in the Bronx.
Foley spent months at ground zero searching for victims, including his firefighter brother, Thomas Foley, who died on 9/11.READ MORE: Search Continues For Gunman After 11-Month-Old Shot By Stray Bullet In Bronx
In the years since the attacks, Daniel Foley joined the fight for health benefits for those suffering from 9/11-related illnesses.
“Danny was first and foremost a great fireman, but he was a great man before that, and a great father and a great husband to his wife, Carrie, and their five loving children that he leaves behind,” said Lt. Mickey Conboy of Rescue Company 3.MORE NEWS: Garden State Parkway Reopens After Fire Shut Down Lanes In Both Directions
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Daniel Foley dedicated his life to rescuing others and will never be forgotten.