Firefighters from Ladder 163 with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and DSNY Commissioner John Doherty. A photo of the incident was held in front of the stage during the award presentation. Photo courtesy of Spencer T. Tucker.

New York City | 12 Jan 2012

Firefighters from Ladder 163 received a special award on Jan. 11, a Commissioner’s Citation from the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) during their annual awards ceremony at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

“We wanted to honor true FDNY heroes for helping one of our heroes,” said DSNY Commissioner John J. Doherty.

In August 2011, Lt. Michael Twomey, and Firefighters Nicholas Gonzalez, William Walters, Michael Agliato, James Pue and Andrew Schreiner stabilized a salt spreader and saved the life of an auto mechanic who crashed a salt spreader through the wall of DSNY’s Central Repair Shop in Queens.

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