Keithroy Maynard was a firefighter at Engine 33‚ Ladder Company 9. He was a very good father and friend. His son Keithroy II meant everything to Keith; he had even started to recruit Keith II to the Fire Department at age 4. Keith was very active in the Fire Department especially in the Vulcan’s Club (club for Black firefighters). Keith loved his family very much and he was a good partner. He is so missed because we loved him.
Keith was always a leader. When he was in college‚ he was the President for the Caribbean Club. Then when he went to work for Continental Airlines‚ he fought for Union (AMR). Then he went to FDNY and joined the Vulcan Society Club fighting for more black men to join the Fire Department. I always told him he’s in the wrong line of work‚ he should be a politician.
Everyone loved Keith because he was a people person. You could ask him to do any favors and he’ll get it done.