Bob Carberry and John P. Cullen

Stephen Bates was a Lieutenant with FDNY Engine Company 235 in Brooklyn. He had been with the Fire Department for 18 years when he was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

At StoryCorps, Bob Carberry (left) and John Cullen (right), also lieutenants with the department, remember spending time with their friend on and off the job.

Originally aired September 7, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.