A beloved FDNY emergency medical technician who was as strong as the muscle cars he adored died early Friday following a long battle with a 9/11-related illness, friends and family members said. EMT Joseph Rodriguez succumbed to lung cancer at a Melville, L.I., hospice facility Friday morning. He was 59 years old. More.
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