Michael H. Haub‚ 34‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 4. A dedicated father and firefighter‚ Haub’s life revolved around his family and the firehouse. Haub joined the FDNY in 1999‚ but he wasn’t a newcomer to firefighting. A 13-year veteran and captain with the Roslyn Highlands Fire Department‚ Haub had participated in the 1990 Avianca plane crash rescue. Proud of his German heritage‚ he often spoke in German to his two children and cooked up sauerbraten and goulash in the firehouse kitchen.