|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1967|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 2008|
Many thanks to Jean (Bluejean) for sponsoring Victor Isler's memorial. Such a nice thing to do !!!!
Firefighters Victor Isler, formerly from Brooklyn, NY and Justin Monroe were killed and five others injured fighting a massive five alarm blaze at a business in Salisbury, NC. Both firefighters were assigned to Squad 1.
Firefighters Victor Isler and Justin Monroe were pulled from the warehouse and manufacturing area later. Isler was pronounced dead on arrival at Rowan Regional Medical Center, and Monroe died at the scene.
Fire Chief Bob Parnell said both were Salisbury city firefighters who were part of the hose team that was first to respond to the blaze along with five other crews.
Crews battled dense, black smoke, slanting rain and high winds that made the fire suddenly expand from the office area into the millwork and casework departments. Woods, oils, thinners, lacquers, all the elements one would
expect in a millwork operation — also fueled the flames.
The state fire marshal, the State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating.
Victor leaves behind a wife Tracy and two children ages 13 and 15.
Victor had moved to North Carolina from New York last summer to accept a position with the Salisbury Fire Department.
The former FDNY paramedic and member of the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department wasn't in the city long, but made a positive impression on those he came in contact with.
When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage;
Give me strength to save some life, whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late
Or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if, according to my fate, I am to lose my life;
Please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife. Aman
(bio by: Steve Edquist)
Saint Charles Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory...
Record added: Mar 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25126983