On Thursday, April 8, FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over plaque dedication ceremony for FDNY Firefighter Christopher A. Slutman, a 15-year veteran of the Department who died on April 8, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty in Afghanistan, while serving in the United States Marines.
FDNY members joined the family of Firefighter Slutman for the socially-distanced ceremony in the quarters of Engine 46 and Ladder 27 in the Bronx where he bravely served.
“Two years ago, today, our Department, our city, and our country lost a true hero. It was not safe for us to meet in this manner one year ago as New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in our country. Our members were risking their lives on every call responding to fires and medical emergencies, and not knowing who had the virus, and who would be infected next. But today shows that no passage of time will ever remove Christopher from our memory. Here we are, one year later, and together, our Department pays tribute to this extraordinary man who gave his life for his country. Chris will always be remembered for his bravery, for all he did to save others every day, of his outstanding career, and for how he protected and defended our country,” said Commissioner Nigro.
The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in remembering Firefighter Slutman. We will never forget his service, sacrifice, and dedication to both the people and city of New York and our country.
To view the full ceremony, please visit: bit.ly/FFSlutmanPlaque