Monthly Archives: March 2008

Firefighter Victor Isler Funeral -Rescue Company 1

Members of FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation salute North Carolina fallen brother, Firefighter Victor Isler of Rescue Company 1 Salisbury, N.C. Fire Department.

March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, a day of celebration for the Irish, was also the celebration of the life of Victor Isler. Victor was one of two Salisbury, NC firefighters killed in the line of duty on March 7th. We laid him to rest with honors. It all started on Saturday with a procession through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and then Long Island. We would like to thank all the companies that came out to pay their respect. FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation was very proud to be of assistance to our brothers from North Carolina. The Foundation was honored to be able to use Engine 343 as the caisson. Victor is the first firefighter to make his final run on this Engine.Many members of our Foundation were there for the funeral and we would like to thank all those involved with the funeral for doing such a wonderful job:· The Deer Park Fire Department and all its members· The surrounding Departments: Dix Hills, Wyandanch, East Farmingdale; Farmingdale, North Babylon, and Island Park for all their help and support· As well as the Fallen Firefighter Foundation of North Carolina and the Terry Farrell Foundation.

To Victor Isler’s family and the Salisbury, NC Fire Department, we know that what you had to endure these last few weeks will last in your memory forever. We want you to know that the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation and the FDNY are always here for you. We want to thank you for letting us be such a big part in the funeral.

Victor Isler Funeral

After 9/11, The Fallen Firefighter Foundation of North Carolina came to the aid of the FDNY in a big way. They donated 3 vans to the Fire Family Transport Foundation, which are in-service today. Vans 7, 8, and 9 are still part of our fleet, which takes care of injured firefighters and/or their families. It has come time for this foundation and the FDNY to give a little something back.

On March 7 Salisbury, NC, firefighters Victor Isler and Justin Monroe were killed fighting a fire in a lumberyard. Victor, a native New Yorker, had just moved down to Salisbury last year to become a full time firefighter. Before leaving the area, Victor worked for the FDNY as an EMT and was also a volunteer with the Deer Park Long Island Fire Department.

Victor will be buried on Long Island Monday. The Fire Family Transport Foundation will be there to assist our brothers from North Carolina with anything they need. The 3 vans that they so graciously donated to us after 9/11 will be used to help in any way necessary over the weekend. Engine 343, which was also donated by The Fallen Firefighter Foundation of North Carolina, will be used in the funeral on Monday. Please visit their website:

We are honored to do whatever we can do for cities and towns around this country that did so much for us after that horrific day in 2001. May Victor Isler rest in peace.

Please remember to take a moment to thank all firefighters for what they do every day.