Ray was a 20 year veteran of the F.D.N.Y. that served 10 years in Rescue Company 3.
Ray, a senior man in the Department and Rescue Company 3, was instrumental in developing and instructing numerous fire department training programs at the F.D.N.Y. Technical Rescue School, Suffolk County Fire Academy of Long Island and the NYS Academy of Fire Science.
Ray leaves behind his wife and two daughters.