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Firefighter Dies Battling Blaze In Bushwick Warehouse, 5 Other FDNY Injured

One firefighter died this afternoon trying to extinguish a fire at 930 Flushing Avenue, where a two story commercial building went up in flames. The firefighter has been identified as Lieutenant Rich Nappi of Engine 237. Five other firefighters were injured—four with minor injuries, and one with serious injuries—that seriously injured FDNY member is now listed in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.
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Fallen Firefighter Mourned As Hero Who "Ate, Slept And Drank Fire Department"

United States / New York : Gothamist (2 years ago)

The firefighter who died fighting a Bushwick warehouse inferno yesterday was a 9/11 responder who leaves behind a wife and two children. Lt. Richard Nappi, a 17-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife Mary Anne, his ... Read Post

Man Found Dead After Fire in Flushing

United States / New York : City Room (4 years ago)

A man was found dead as firefighters extinguished a blaze on the top floor of a three-story brick commercial building in Flushing, Queens, on Saturday afternoon, the authorities said. Read Post

Thousands Gather At Firefighter Richard Nappi's Line Of Duty Funeral

United States / New York : Gothamist (2 years ago)

Yesterdays, mourners gathered to say farewell to FDNY Lt. Richard Nappi, who died while on the job, battling a warehouse fire in Bushwick, Brooklyn last Monday. Mayor Bloomberg said in a eulogy at Church of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton i... Read Post


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