Sunday, November 28, 2010

Firefighter Fatality

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

Name: Gary M. Valentino
Rank: Firefighter
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 13
Date of Incident: 11/26/2010
Time of Incident: 0021hrs
Date of Death: 11/26/2010

Fire Department: New York City Fire Department
Address: 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fire Department Chief: Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano
Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Firefighter Valentino was found unconscious in the firehouse bunkroom where, according to initial reports, he went to rest after stating that he was not feeling well.  The cause of Firefighter Valentino’s passing is still to be determined.

Incident Location:
3929 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10465

Funeral Arrangements: Pending
Memorial Fund Contact and Address: Pending
Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Gary M. Valentino at

To date, 79 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2010; 77 from incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2 from previous year incidents.  Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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