MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG
AND FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA ANNOUNCE THE DEATH
OF FIREFIGHTER THOMAS CHRISTOPHER BRICK
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner
Nicholas Scoppetta today announced the death of Firefighter
Thomas Christopher Brick, age 30, of Ladder Company 36 in
Manhattan. Firefighter Brick, a two-year veteran of the Department
succumbed to injuries sustained while operating at the scene
of a four-alarm blaze in a furniture and mattress warehouse
located at 3859 10th Avenue in the Inwood section of Manhattan.
He was taken by ambulance to New York-Presbyterian Hospital,
where he died a short time later.
Firefighter Brick was appointed to the Fire Department on
October 28, 2001 and was assigned to Ladder 36 in Manhattan.
This past year, Brick and other members of Ladder 36 received
the Thomas R. Elsasser Memorial Medal for rescuing two occupants
in a five-story multiple dwelling on 187th Street in Manhattan.
Firefighter Brick, a resident of Flushing, Queens, is survived
by his mother, Margaret Brick, father, Thomas Brick, sister
Megan Assimacopoulos, brother, Christopher Brick and his two
children, ages 4 and 3. He is the 1,127th New York City Firefighter
to make the Supreme Sacrifice in the Department's 142-year
Funeral arrangements for Firefighter Brick are pending.
Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Michael Loughran
(FDNY) (718) 999-2056