Explosion in Bronx Kills FDNY Battalion Chief, Injures 12 Others
News| | By Matthew D'Onofrio
“We got men down, with an explosion,” a firefighter told a dispatcher, breathing heavily between sentences. “We got a man down. Firefighter down. Bad shape.”FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy of Yonkers was that firefighter, whom was directing operations at the scene before getting hit with falling debris according to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Hospital, but doctors were unable to save his life.
“We lost a hero today,” said Nigro in a morning news conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Fahy, a 17-year fire department veteran and father of three, was a rising star according to Nigro like his father before him who also had his position.