The Firemen’s Garden on East Eighth Street between Avenues C and D honors the memory of all New York City firefighters who were killed in the line of duty. The site pays homage in particular to the memory of Martin R. Celic (1952-1977), a young member of Ladder Company 18 who lost his life fighting a fire in the tenement that once stood here.
Marty Celic was born April 10, 1952, on Staten Island, the son of Inez and Mathias Celic. He attended Monsignor Farrell High School, where he ran track and broke the school record in the intermediate hurdles. In and out of school, he was known for his exuberance and drive, his love of practical jokes, his joyous irreverence, and his friendliness. He attended John Jay College, and joined the Fire Department a few years later.
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