In Loving Memory
On February 17, 2006 Sanitation Workers Ivan Silva and William Vorek, Brooklyn South 10, were collecting refuse in
Brooklyn when they saw smoke coming from a nearby house. The Sanitation Workers began banging on the doors to
alert residents to the fire and assisted them in leaving the house. But one resident told them that there was still an elderly
man downstairs. Silva ran back into the burning building and led the man to safety while his partner used a resident’s
cell phone to call 911. Once everyone was safe and accounted for and the Fire Department had arrived, the
Sanitation Workers left the area and completed their collection route.