On September 11, 2001, the world was shaken when the United States was attacked. There were many first responders on the scene in New York City at the time, and Donald Urbano of Albany was among them. Not only did he join the brave men and women that day in New York, but he had an extensive career in Albany as a firefighter.

Urbano spent more than 35 years as a member of the Albany Fire Department. Sadly, in 2016, he passed away because of cancer. His name won’t soon be forgotten, thankfully, as he joined a group of very high honor. Urbano was placed into the International Firefighter’s Wall of Honor recently.

The Wall of Honor resides in Colorado, and each year there are over 200 brave firefighters that are added to the list. There were many members of Urbano’s family that were in attendance at the ceremony, as well. They were presented with a flag in honor of his service, as Urbano had been a member of the Albany Fire Department Honor Guard.