NY Firefighter Hero Dies
The Commentator | On 07, May 2018
On Thursday of March 23, 2018, America lost one of their bravest and strongest firefighter heroes, Michael Davidson. Davidson was killed while battling a five-alarm fire inside the basement of a Harlem apartment building.
Davidson, 37, left behind his wife and four children: a six-year-old boy, and three daughters ages 7, 3 and 1. According to New York Daily News, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke directly to the Davidson children promising “they will come to grasp their dad’s heroism as they go through life.”
Michael Davidson had a brother named Erik, who was also a firefighter and an 11-year veteran. Erik served in Engine Company 88 in the Bronx, while Michael served in Company 69 in Harlem. Their father was a firefighter for 26 years; both Eric and Michael worked with their father in Engine 69 until their father retired.
Neighbors said Davidson was well-known for his selflessness. It was reported that he was helping clean driveways after the nor’easter. “He was always helping everyone,” neighbor Maggie Shaw describes Davidson. “He always took out that snow blower and was helping all the neighbors.”