Everything about New York City Firefighter Michael Kiefer was American. Blessed with good looks, an athletic physique and a charismatic charm, he grew up on a suburban street in Franklin Square, raised by loving parents Bud and Pat Kiefer. He played the part of big brother and role model to sisters Lauren and Kerri.
The weather cooperated for Plainview-Old Bethpage students as they started the new school year on September 5. There were many smiling faces as the new kindergarten students got to school to take their places in their new classroom. Returning students greeted friends, teachers, and administrators and were happy to be back.