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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: NY

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 48th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant Gordon Michael Ambelas has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Fire Department City of New York.

Gordon M. Ambelas

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 14

Date of Incident: 07/05/2014
Time of Incident: 2110hrs
Date of Death: 07/05/2014

Fire Department: Fire Department City of New York
Address: 9 Metro Tech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fire Department Chief: Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro

Incident Description: Lieutenant Ambelas died from injuries sustained when he became trapped while searching for occupants of a burning high-rise residential building.

Incident Location: Independence Towers, 75 Wilson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant Gordon M. Ambelas at
To date, 48 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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