Funeral services are scheduled Monday for retired FDNY Capt. Michael J. Lyons, who died March 29 of a Sept.11-related cancer.
He was 53.
Born in Brooklyn, he spent most of his childhood years in Ireland after his family moved there when he was 8 years old. He graduated from National University Ireland in Galway in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in history and English but returned to New York and became a New York City firefighter in 1998.
He was cited for many acts of heroism throughout his career, including a miraculous rescue at the World Trade Center site days after the Sept.11 attacks. He had served in Engine 228 Brooklyn. He worked in Engine 59 Manhattan, Ladder 153 Queens and Ladder 148 Brooklyn. After rising through the ranks, Mike was assigned Ladder 30 Manhattan and Bronx Division 15.
He retired a captain on Jan. 12, 2019.