New York Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced that Firefighter William P. Moon II was critically injured. Firefighter Moon, a 21-year FDNY veteran, did not survive his critical injuries and his family made the decision to donate his organs to save the lives of others.

Just before noon on Monday, December 12, while preparing for a drill inside his firehouse, Rescue Company 2 located in Brooklyn, Firefighter Moon fell approximately 20 feet and suffered a serious head injury. He was immediately treated for his injuries by his fellow firefighters and was then rushed by FDNY EMS to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.

“This is a heartbreaking loss for New York’s Bravest, and for our entire city,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Firefighter Moon was a dedicated public servant, who spent more than two decades saving the lives of New Yorkers and will continue to do so in his passing. We join the entire Fire Department and every New Yorker in mourning his loss, and pray for Firefighter Moon, his family, and his friends.”

“Our hearts are broken for Firefighter Moon’s family and friends, and for our entire Department. He spent his life helping others, here at the FDNY, and on Long Island, as a volunteer Fire Chief. Firefighting was in his bones, and he embodied the spirit and passion of our Department. He was passionate about organ donation, and just as he saved countless lives working out of the firehouse, he will continue to save lives in his passing,” said Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh.

Firefighter Moon was appointed to the FDNY on May 5, 2002. He began his career in Ladder Company 133 in Queens, where he worked for 20 years before being detailed to Rescue Company 2, in Brooklyn earlier this year. In addition to serving the FDNY, Firefighter Moon also served as a member of the Islip Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island, including serving as their Chief of Department in 2017.

Firefighter Moon, 47, was an Islip resident. He is survived by his wife, Kristina, and their two children.

– Fire News photos by Brian Grogan