Michael R Davidson, Firefighter

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Firefighter Michael R. Davidson was killed and two other firefighters were seriously injured in a Harlem five-alarm fire that broke out in a former jazz club that was being used as a film set. Firefighter Davidson was operating the fire hose nozzle in the basement of the building when fire conditions intensified and Davidson became separated from the other firefighters. Firefighter Davidson was removed from the structure and taken to Harlem hospital where he was declared deceased. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by authorities.

Incident Location: 773 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10031 (U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 89095 20039)

Department information

Fire Department City of New York
9 Metro Tech Center
U.S. National Grid: 18T WL 8566 0565
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Chief: Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 37
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 22, 2018 23:00
Date of death: March 22, 2018
Cause of death: Caught or Trapped
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire