FDNY fire protection inspector, fire alarm expert dies from COVID-19
Supervising Fire Protection Inspector Mark Remolino, 59, was assigned to the Fire Alarm Inspection Unit and served with the department for 26 years
By Laura French
NEW YORK — An FDNY supervising fire protection inspector who was an expert on fire alarms has died from COVID-19.
Supervising Fire Protection Inspector Mark Remolino, 59, died this week after serving 26 years with the department, the FDNY announced on Thursday. Remolino was assigned to the Fire Alarm Inspection Unit and was tasked with supervising, training and mentoring new inspectors and engineers.
"Supervising Fire Protection Inspector Mark Remolino was an expert in the field of fire alarms and often represented FDNY on committees that developed new codes and standards which kept New Yorkers safe," FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. "Each day, our Inspectors prevent fires and ensure businesses and buildings in our city operate safely. Without question, Inspector Remolino's work saved countless lives."
Remolino is survived by his wife Diane and their four children.
A total of 11 FDNY members have died due to COVID-19. Auto Mechanic James Villecco; Deputy Chief Inspector Syed Rahman; Supervising Fire Protection Inspector Edward Mungin; EMT Gregory Hodge; EMT John Redd; EMT Idris Bey; Supervisor of Mechanics Thomas Ward; EMT Richard Seaberry; and Kellie Childs, the director of the cashier's unit at the FDNY's Bureau of Revenue Management, have also died from the virus. The department said the identity of one other fallen member will not be released out of respect for their family's request for anonymity.