September 27, 2018
On Thursday, September 27, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the plaque dedication and street sign unveiling ceremony for Deputy Chief Michael J. Fahy at the quarters of Battalion 19, Engine 75, and Ladder 33.
“Two years ago today, Michael gave his life for his calling, and for the rest of us,” said Mayor de Blasio. “We can’t take away grief, but let us resolve to care for his family and fellow FDNY members and commit ourselves to helping others.”
“Chief Fahy loved helping others and he cared deeply for those he served with,” said Commissioner Nigro. “His mission every day was not only to protect New Yorkers, it was to protect those in his command as well and two years ago today, that’s exactly what he was doing.”
Following the plaque dedication ceremony, a street was dedicated in honor of Chief Fahy, for his brave service to the Bronx community.
“The members of Batalion 19, Engine 75, and Ladder 33 have done a tremendous job standing up for Chief Fahy and his family,” said Chief of Department James E. Leonard. “With heavy hearts, you have picked up and continued to do the difficult and dangerous work to protect this community by helping others and fighting fires.”
Chief Fahy is the 1,145th Firefighter to make the Supreme Sacrifice while serving our city.
For photos of the plaque dedication ceremony and street name unveiling, click here.