Glenn J. Winuk, Firefighter

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Glenn J. Winuk served the Jericho Fire District as a volunteer firefighter, EMT, lieutenant and Fire Commissioner over the course of a 20-year career. On September 11, 2001, Glenn, a partner at the law firm Holland & Knight LLP, raced from his nearby evacuated office to participate in the rescue effort at the World Trade Center. He died when the South Tower collapsed, medic bag by his side and protective gloves on his hands.

Department information

Jericho Fire Department
424 N Broadway
Jericho, New York 11753-2105

Glenn J. Winuk was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 40
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: September 11, 2001
Date of death: September 11, 2001
Cause of death: Collapse
Nature of death: Crushed
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Store/Office