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    Post Chief Brian D. Fahey-FDNY

    Training center renamed for firefighter killed on Father's Day
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - The Hempstead Fire Department Training
    Center has been renamed in honor of a New York City firefighter
    killed last Father's Day.
    The center on Sunday was renamed the Chief Brian D. Fahey
    Memorial Training Center at an afternoon ceremony following the
    village's Memorial Day parade, said Hempstead Assistant Chief
    George Sandas.
    Fahey, one of three New York City firefighters killed while
    battling a blaze at a Queens hardware store on June 17, also was a
    volunteer firefighter in Hempstead for 27 years, and he served as
    the chief of training for the department for more than 15 years.
    "In recognition of all he's done in the past 15 years for our
    department, we felt it right to rename the training center after
    him," Sandas said.
    About 400 firefighters from Long Island and New York City
    attended the ceremony.
    The fire began when two boys, ages 15 and 13, were behind the
    Long Island General Supply Co. spray-painting graffiti on a fence.
    The 13-year-old accidentally knocked over a container of
    gasoline, which flowed down a ramp and was ignited by the pilot
    light of a basement water heater, Queens District Attorney Richard
    Brown said after an investigation.
    Firefighters Harry Ford, 50, and John Downing, 40, were killed
    when the roof and facade of the store came crashing down on them.
    Fahey, 46, died after being trapped in the basement.
    They were survived by their wives and a total of eight children.
    The district attorney said the boys bear no criminal
    responsibility for their actions because the fire was not started
    intentionally, and no charges were filed.

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    God bless you for keeping his memory alive.

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