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For Release March 23, 2018

Statement from UFA President Gerard Fitzgerald on Friday's Deadly Harlem Fire

NEW YORK CITY – Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) President Gerard Fitzgerald issued the following statement following the death of FF Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69 in Manhattan:

“Last night’s deadly fire in Harlem was a horrific tragedy. Our hearts break for FF Michael R. Davidson’s wife, Eileen, his four children and his brothers at Engine 69 and Ladder 28, and all of our FDNY family. FF Michael R. Davidson served his city proudly for fifteen years.

FF Davidson is a hero, and in his death embodies the title of ‘Bravest.’

His death is a reminder of the dangerous work New York City firefighters do every day in our city. Firefighter Michael R. Davidson’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

Sunday, March 25, 2018
2-4pm and 7-9pm
Monday, March 26, 2018
2-4pm and 7-9pm
Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home
29 Atlantic Ave.
Floral Park, NY 11001

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10am
St. Patrick's Cathedral
5th Ave., New York, NY 10022

All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.


Gerard Fitzgerald

Robert Eustace
Recording Secretary

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