FDNY Firefighter Jesse Gerhard Laid to Rest
Photo by Bradley Fowler / Fire Guy Photography FDNY Firefighter Jeese Gerhard company Ladder 134 based out of farrockaway queens.
Photo by Bradley Fowler / Fire Guy Photography FDNY Ladder 134 and a sea of black uniforms on Main Street in Bay Shore
Photo by Bradley Fowler / Fire Guy PhotographyIslip Fire Department Engine 1 (3-4-1) in the funeral procession fallen Firefighter Jesse Gerhard
Photo by Bradley Fowler / Fire Guy Photography Color Guard infront of pipes and drums
Photo by Bradley Fowler / Fire Guy Photography FDNY Emerald Society (Pipes and Drums)
Photo by Bradley Fowler / Fire Guy Photography Sea of black uniforms lining down main street in Bay Shore
Photo by Bradley Fowler / Fire Guy Photography Members of FDNY Ladder 134 walking alongside fallen Firefighter Jesse Gerhard.
BAY SHORE, NY - On Wednesday, February 23rd, the body of FDNY Firefighter Jesse Gerhard was transported to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bay Shore where thousands of firefighters and police officers lined Main Street to honor a fallen brother.
Firefighter Gerhard was 33-years-old when he collapsed at his firehouse one day after fighting a two-alarm house fire in Queens on February 16th. Jesse was also a member of Islip Fire Department Engine Company 1 and a part of the Islip Fire Department Wolves racing team.
Firefighter Gerhard is survived by his parents, brother and sister-in-law. His helmet was presented to his nephew after the funeral mass. Firefighter Gerhard is the 1,156th member of the FDNY to die in the line of duty according to acting FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh.