He may play a powerful, crooked Atlantic City politician on Boardwalk Empire, but Steve Buscemi was once among New York’s most heroic government employees: he was a firefighter. And he hasn’t forgotten his former colleagues. In a PSA to support Friends of Firefighters, an organization founded in the wake of 9/11, he points out that many of the firefighters who risked their lives to keep New Yorkers safe during Hurricane Sandy lived in areas that were themselves destroyed by the storm. “Firefighters are our first responders, and they helped save countless numbers of lives, and property, during the hurricane,” says Buscemi. Click through to watch the video, and visit Friends of Firefighters’ website to donate to their post-Sandy relief efforts.