New York Fire Department NY - Lieutenant Richard Nappi suffered an apparent heart attack while battling a three-alarm fire in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
From the USFA Firefighters Memorial page: According to FDNY, Lt. Nappi led a team of firefighters who stretched and operated a hoseline in a mezzanine area of the first floor. While battling the fire, Lt. Nappi became overheated and collapsed. Firefighters from Ladder 112 removed him on a stretcher to the street where he initially was conscious and alert. He was placed in an ambulance and EMS personnel began to treat him when he suddenly became unconscious and suffered cardiac arrest. While paramedics and EMTs continued to work on him, he was rushed by ambulance to Woodhull Hospital where he later died. Though the cause of the fire remains under investigation by authorities, media reports say that a large pile of cardboard boxes reportedly caught fire on the second floor of the two-story warehouse.
Lt. Nappi is survived by his wife, a daughter, and son.
A scholarship fund has been established by the FDNY Foundation for Lieutenant Nappi's children. Please send donations to: FDNY Foundation, Lieutenant Richard A. Nappi Children's Education Fund, 9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Last Alarm: April 16, 2012
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