Louis Valentino, Firefighter

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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.

Department information

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

Chief: Anthony Fusco

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.
Age: 37
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: February 5, 1996 16:40
Date of death: February 5, 1996
Cause of death: 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