Life-sized Polaroid photograph taken by Joe McNally depicting family member and FDNY Engine 68 firefighter Daniel Foley, who is wearing his fire helmet and carrying a small shovel. He is dressed in plain clothes, and his pants are heavily coated in grey and white ash from rubble that Daniel sifted through while looking for his brother, Firefighter Thomas J. Foley
. A flashlight is slung over his shoulder.
Known as Danny, Daniel Foley—
a firefighter with Engine 68 in the Bronx—
was off-duty on 9/11. After learning of the attack, he rushed to the Rescue 3 firehouse where his 32-year old brother, Thomas, known as Tommy, worked. Danny searched for his brother at Ground Zero for eleven days before he was able to recover his remains. Rescue 3 lost all seven of its responding members on 9/11. Danny told Joe McNally that he spent 36 consecutive hours at Ground Zero starting on Tuesday, September 11. He remained on site until the end of the recovery period in May 2002 and later went on to serve for over 17 years with Rescue 3, the same firehouse where his brother worked.
Firefighter Danny Foley passed away from 9/11-related health effects
in February 2020.