A tribute to Carlos

youtube video of a tribute to Carlos Lillo from a song his nephew Colby O'Donis's wrote shortly after 9/11.


Carlos Lillo Dedication

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Carlos' Ambulance
On September 11,2001, Paramedics Carlos Lillo and Roberto Abril responded to the World Trade Center in Ambulance 485/ Medic 49 Victor, assigned to Battalion 49 in Astoria Queens. Carlos Lillo lost his life that day in the collapse. Roberto Abril survived and remains an active Paramedic with FDNY.

Carlos' Ambulance
A 1997 Ford F-350/Horton, Ambulance 485 also survived the attack. Following decontamination, the still scarred bus remained in service until October 2004. It was donated to the New York State Museum, Albany NY, where it was featured as part of a year long exhibit- Help is Here- a History of EMS in New York State. It remains on permanent display in the museum.
Comments (3)
What a nice guy...
3 Sunday, 06 November 2011 23:56
Kevin Connelly
I worked with Carlos at Sta. 46. He was always a pleasure to work with and I valued my time with him. I cannot believe it is 10 years since we lost him. R.I.P., Carlos.
September 11, 2011
2 Sunday, 11 September 2011 08:53
Jim Jackson (JJ)
It's really stunning to me that it's been ten years since you've been gone. I frequently tell new employees at North Shore what type of person you were and some of the fun times we shared when we worked at The Hill together or during your time at North Shore. From time to time I take a side trip to Cedar Beach to look at your memorial stone just to take a moment and remember the person you were and how much you loved your family, your life and your profession. I hope you have a spot to watch the Jets win the super bowl this year. It should be a blast. Rest well my brother. I will never forget you. JJ.
Carlos Lillo
1 Saturday, 11 September 2010 16:55
Coleen (King) Celentano
I graduated HS w/Carlos & was so very saddened to hear the news of his passing on 9/11. I am so glad to see that all this good has been done in his name. It's what he would have wanted. Our hearts go out to his family, coworkers & friends on this day especially.

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