Michael Davidson

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FDNY firefighter honored year after death in film set fire

March 23, 2019 - 6:17 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Family, firefighters and city officials attended a ceremony for a FDNY firefighter who was killed a year ago Saturday while responding to a fire at a Manhattan movie set.

A plaque was installed at Michael Davidson’s firehouse on West 143rd Street in Harlem, affectionately known by residents as the "Harlem Hotel." It’s the same firehouse his father served in when he was a city firefighter.

During the ceremony, the 15-year veteran was posthumously promoted to lieutenant.

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Davidson’s mother and father, as well as his wife and four young children attended the dedication ceremony, where the firefighter was remembered as being deeply committed to his job and equally dedicated to his family.

Many wiped away tears as his wife Eileen Davidson remembered her late husband.

“When you all think of Michael. When you continue as ordinary men to tackle such extraordinary tasks, that you will forever hold close his laugh, his painfully loud clap and cackle, and most of all his passion, his love of life, and his love of this job,” she said.

Davidson was killed on March 23, 2018 while responding to a fire at the set for Edward Norton’s film “Motherless Brooklyn.”

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