The Officers and Members of Engine 229 and Ladder 146 would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for Daniel and his family. They will never be forgotten.

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Firefighter Daniel F. Pujdak, Ladder Company 146

With regret, the Department announces the death of Firefighter Daniel F. Pujdak, L-146 (appointed September 25, 2005) which occurred on Thursday, June 21, 2007, as result of injuries sustained while operating at Brooklyn Box 247, transmitted at 1655 hours on June 21, 2007.

The heartfelt sympathy of the entire Department is extended to the family, relatives, and friends of the deceased in the midst of the great loss that they and the Department have sustained.

About Daniel Pujdak

Daniel Francis Pujdak was born on September 6, 1983. He resided at 225 Monitor Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and was well acquainted with the neighborhood. He was a trainer at the local YMCA making people physically stronger and more confident. Danny attended St. Francis Prep High School and graduated from S.U.N.Y. Cortland in 2005 with a degree in Kinesiology. He joined the brave men in the FDNY at Tower Ladder 146 in Brooklyn, NY, where he continued to serve his community.

Danny’s demeanor was nothing less than extraordinary; he was willing to do anything for his friends, family and co-workers. He would leave his house to come to work and always greeted his brothers with a playful smile. We all knew when he walked into the firehouse; he was "Ready to Ride." Danny was motivated by life: whether it was the face of a cliff 200’ above the ground being challenged by his brothers or the sound of the tones summoning for help, his charisma was the most noticeable.

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