FDNY Fire Protection Inspector Succumbs to COVID-19

April 12, 2020
FDNY Supervising Fire Inspector Edward Mungin helped New York City officials find temporary shelters for housing COVID-19 victims.

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An FDNY fire protection inspector who was helping prepare the city for their response to COVID-19's outbreak died from the virus.

Edward Mungin, 56, of Brooklyn, was a supervising fire protection inspector. He joined the department eight years ago.

He was assigned to the Bureau of Fire Prevention where he supervised inspectors at FDNY’s Shelter Task Force and Three Quarter Housing Task Force. 

As the pandemic hit New York City, he worked with the Health Task Force to conduct field assessments of buildings that were selected to be used as shelters.

“Fire Inspectors like Edward Mungin work tirelessly to prevent fires and other hazardous conditions, and his efforts in particular protected many of our most vulnerable New Yorkers” FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said in a statement. “COVID-19 continues to take the lives of far too many, including those brave men and women who dedicated their lives to serving our department and protecting this great city.”

Mungin is survived by his wife, Patricia and their two children.

He is the fourth member of FDNY to die from COVID-19.

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