Deputy Chief Raymond Downey
Special Operations Command
Born September 19, 1937
Nicknames: "God" & "The Master of Disaster"
Appointed to FDNY on April 7, 1962
Received 16 unit citations, 5 individual medals of valor,
the Administration Medal (1995), the Crystal Apple Award (2001) and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Medal of Courage (2002)
Author of the book "The Rescue Company"
& videos about structural collapse
Chief of Rescue Operations during the WTC bombing in 1993
Team Leader in response to the Oklahoma City bombings,
five hurricanes and the Atlanta Olympic bombing
Much of the above information about the many accomplishments of Chief Downey were obtained with the kind assistance of his son, Chuck Downey, and from the family's website at http://www. chiefraydowney.com