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

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 68th Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy 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.

Michael J. Fahy

Rank: Battalion Chief
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 17

Date of Incident: 09/27/2016
Time of Incident: 0630hrs
Date of Death: 09/27/2016

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

Incident Description: Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy was struck and killed by debris when a 2-story private residence under investigation for an illicit drug manufacturing operation exploded. Firefighters had first responded to a report of a gas smell at the location and found the drug lab, notifying police, but the house exploded before the situation could be fully assessed and mitigated. The fatal incident remains under investigation by authorities.

Incident Location: 300 W 234th St, Bronx, NY 10463

Tribute is being paid to Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy at

To date, 68 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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