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.