It is with deep sadness that the FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in mourning the passing of active FDNY Firefighter Mark Batista of Engine 226. Firefighter Batista tragically passed away on Friday, June 9th while trying to save his daughter from drowning at the Jersey Shore. Firefighter Batista was a 15-year veteran of the department, serving as both an EMT and a firefighter.
Firefighter Batista leaves behind a wife and three children. The FDNY Foundation has set up a scholarship fund for Firefighter Batista’s children. To make a donation, please go to: https://www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate/ and scroll down to select the Fund – “Firefighter Mark Batista Children’s Scholarship Fund.”
The FDNY and FDNY Foundation send our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Firefighter Batista. We will never forget his service and dedication to the FDNY and the City of New York.
100% of donations go to the Batista Children Scholarship Fund.