New York Firefighter Dies After Falling 50 Feet From Overpass



Steven H. Pollard, 30, was assigned to Ladder Company 170 in Brooklyn.CreditCreditNew York City Fire Department, via Facebook

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A New York City firefighter died on Sunday night after falling off an elevated span of the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn while responding to a car accident, the authorities said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the firefighter early Monday morning as Steven H. Pollard, 30, who joined the New York Fire Department about a year and a half ago.

At about 10 p.m., Mr. Pollard responded to the scene of a two-car accident in the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway on the Mill Basin Bridge, just east of Flatbush Avenue, said Daniel A. Nigro, the New York City fire commissioner.

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2 Responses to New York Firefighter Dies After Falling 50 Feet From Overpass

  1. STAjoe January 8, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

    God Bless Those Who Serve; and Those Who Mourn. Peace & Comfort to the Pollard Family and ‘Canarsie’s Bravest’ – 257/170 Rockaway Pkwy,

    • FDNY.NET January 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

      Yes God Bless the Pollard Family. Watch over all the Firefighters and Police.

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