NEW YORK — Fire companies in New York City and on Long Island are mourning a lieutenant who collapsed and died during a Brooklyn warehouse blaze.
Richard Nappi was the first city firefighter to die in the line of duty in three years. He also was a 9/11 responder.
On Tuesday, he was being honored at Engine 237 in Bushwick.
On Long Island, Farmingville fire headquarters was draped with black and purple bunting.
An electronic sign said: “We are mourning the line-of-duty passing of FFD Member and FDNY Lt. Richard Nappi.”
About two miles away, cars packed the small circular driveway of Nappi’s home, in a suburban subdivision.
Neighbors and colleagues declined to comment at the family’s request.
Survivors include Nappi’s wife, 12-year-old daughter and