A New York City firefighter killed while battling a blaze at a Harlem building was hailed as a hero at his funeral Tuesday.
Throngs of white-gloved firefighters in dress uniform stood at attention along Fifth Avenue as Michael Davidson’s casket passed on a firetruck adorned with his name and black-and-purple bunting. Traffic came to a standstill along the route.
Davidson leaves behind a wife and four young children who will always be part of the FDNY family, said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. “Your children,” Nigro, fighting back tears, told Eileen Davidson, “will grow up knowing their father was a true hero.”