FDNY Lieutenant Greg “Mickey” Hansen has been battling career-related ALS, a progressive, debilitating disease that has no known cure. The disease is attributed to exposure to toxins during his work as an FDNY Firefighter.
Born and raised in Staten Island, Hansen followed in his father, Captain Greg Hansen’s footsteps and became an FDNY Firefighter in January 2002. Hansen served the majority of his career with Engine 254/Ladder 153 in Coney Island Brooklyn. During his extensive 21-year career with the FDNY, Hansen was cited multiple times for extraordinary bravery. Hansen donated bone marrow to help a woman in need and volunteered for Special Rescue Operations in New Orleans during the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Lieutenant Hansen currently lives in Staten Island, New York and enjoys spending his days with his wife, America, and children, Amaru and Clara. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage and made several modifications to the home to improve Hansen’s quality of life and allow him to function independently and freely throughout his home.