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Louis Valentino


On February 5th, Firefighter Louis Valentino became trapped when the roof of an Auto Body Shop in East Flatbush-Brooklyn collapsed. Fifteen other firefighters were injured at this 3-alarm blaze. Firefighter Valentino died less than an hour after the fire started at about 3:40 pm.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Louis Valentino was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Fire Department of New York City
250 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Anthony Fusco

Age: 37
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 5, 1996 16:40
Date of death: February 5, 1996
Cause of fatal injury: Caught or Trapped
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: June 13, 2012