I don' actually know what year this is. All I know is that its a Seagrave Aerial. Heres a link to the ACTUAL truck: http://www.fdnye16l7.com/ Here is a thing written on that site about Robert Foti (NOTE I OWN NONE OF THE TEXT: Ladder 7 Robert J. Foti, Fireman
September 11, 2001
Box 5-5-8087 World Trade Center
Lessons of Helpfulness
To know Robert Foti, meet his children: Alycia 13, Robert, Jr. 12 and James 5. This winter
Robert, Jr. walked down a snowy mountain twice to retrieve a stranger's snowboard. When
Alycia was 11, she spent the holidays with her stepmother's family and cheerfully helped out in
the kitchen. James, little James, is obsessed with the twin towers that claimed the live of his
For a while Engine 16 and Ladder 7 displayed a snapshot of James and his father that was
hard to forget. The "Santa Clause picture," Firefighter Foti's wife, Mary Grace, calls it. She saw
them in the Bathtub with soapsuds beards like Santas. She ran to get the camera.
"You can't take our picture," Firefighter Foti protested, laughing. He was chewing a cigar and
had his arm around James. "But it's so cute," Mrs. Foti said, snapping the picture.
Now James says, "My daddy died in the twin tower," to everyone he meets. "He would go on all
the field trips with the mothers. It was his nature to help others, which explains why he became
He was appointed to the department on July 5, 1988. He was 43 years old.