More than 150 first responders pay respects to NY firefighter who died from COVID-19

Dozens of emergency vehicles participated in a procession past the home of Medford Firefighter Bryan Danzinger, 56, who died this week

By Laura French 

MEDFORD, N.Y. — A procession of more than 150 emergency vehicles was held Thursday night in honor of a Long Island firefighter who died due to COVID-19. 

The Medford Fire Department announced the death of Firefighter Bryan Danzinger, 56, on Monday. He is remembered as a dedicated volunteer and is survived by his wife of 31 years, Erin, and their three daughters. 


This morning the Medford Fire Department received the devastating news that one of our members, Bryan Danzinger, lost...

Posted by Medford Fire Department NY on Monday, April 20, 2020

An online fundraiser has been set up for the Danzinger family, which says the firefighter put up a "long and tiring fight" against the virus. Danzinger's daughters are also active volunteers in their community, including work with Medford Ambulance, according to the fundraiser page. More than $13,000 has been raised as of this writing. 

On Thursday, Danzinger's family watched from their lawn as dozens of police, fire and EMS vehicles passed by their home in honor of the fallen firefighter, according to ABC 7 NY. Video posted by one of Danzinger's daughters shows first responders lined up to pay their respects. 



Posted by Devynn Nicole on Thursday, April 23, 2020


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