Firefighter Karl Joseph
Engine 207

Memorial Service was held
on November 17, 2001.

Firefighter Karl Joseph

Not Long on the Job Dec. 6, 2001

Before they even get to a fire, newcomers to the New York Fire Department are forced to show their backbone. If they can't take a ribbing by those who've been in uniform longer, then they might be too thin-skinned for the job. They say "probie" Karl Joseph seemed to have the right stuff. The 25-year-old Brooklynite knew how to shrug off the teasing of veteran members of Engine Company 207 with a big laugh. And, once at a fire scene, Joseph was similarly gifted. Joseph was a Brooklyn firefighter in Division 11, Battalion 31. -- Compiled by Newsday Article