The Officers & Members of E231/L120/Bn44 salute the life of Battalion Chief George Eysser (US Navy, FDNY WTC 9/11), a true gentleman whose exemplary 40 year career began in 1962 as a Probationary FF (L-25) spanning the FDNY “War Years” before culminating as an integral part of the FDNY leadership as a Chief Officer (Bn35) during the greatest rescue effort to ever take place in New York City history on September 11, 2001.
Chief Eysser (FF L-25, L-4, L-105, Lt L124, Capt L-6, BC Chief of Marine Operations, BC Bn35), was a true FDNY legend and a noted Department historian affectionately known as a “lifer”, (whose father was part of the heralded Fire Patrol and brother Herb, a legendary FDNY Dispatcher who continues today as a fixture at R-3). Remaining heavily active after his retirement in 2002, it is safe to say that the scanner was turned up just a notch when Gr 11 was RFD at Watkins Street in recent years as BC Eysser was both (mentor and enthusiast) proudly watching and listening as his son Christopher was in command as the Captain of Ladder Company 120.
Another smile now gone, BC George Eysser enjoyed a career of excellent leadership and cherished Brotherhood while leaving an indelible mark on our great Department. Passing to a higher level, he now joins the ranks of good pals (Ellson, Ganci, and Carlson) as they watch over their FDNY from above.
“The Tradition Continues…