Street renaming honors fallen firefighter

City officials renamed a street in East Williamsburg Tuesday to honor a fallen firefighter. Members of the FDNY attended the ceremony along with family and

The FDNY along with family and friends of Lt. Richard A. Nappi are getting together Tuesday to rename a street in his honor in East Williamsburg.

The FDNY along with family and friends of Lt. Richard A. Nappi are getting together Tuesday to rename a street in his honor in East Williamsburg. (10/20/15)

EAST WILLIAMSBURG - City officials renamed a street in East Williamsburg Tuesday to honor a fallen firefighter.

Members of the FDNY attended the ceremony along with family and friends of Lt. Richard A. Nappi.

They unveiled the new name on Morgan Avenue, which is the home of Nappi's Engine Company 237.

Nappi died while leading the battle against a fire on Flushing Avenue in 2012. Officials say he overheated and collapsed inside the burning building and later died at a hospital.

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