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William “Billy” P. Moon, II


On Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, Firefighter William P. Moon, II was preparing for a drill inside the firehouse, when he fell approximately 20 feet and suffered a serious head injury. He was immediately treated by his fellow firefighters and was then rushed to the Kings County Hospital in critical condition. On Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, it became clear to his family that he would not survive his injuries and was declared “brain dead.”

Firefighter Moon was an organ donor and his organs were transplanted to those in need. His official date of death was Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
William “Billy” P. Moon, II 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.

Department information

Fire Department of New York
9 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh

Age: 47
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 12, 2022 11:53 a.m.
Date of death: December 19, 2022
Cause of fatal injury: Fall
Nature of fatal injury: Trauma
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: August 14, 2023