Thousands of firefighters from as far away as St. Louis, Philadelphia, Boston and Providence came to honor Ambelas, the first FDNY firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than two years.
The 40-year-old married father of two died from smoke inhalation and burns late Saturday while searching for possible victims at the Independence Towers on Wilson Street in Williamsburg.
A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said Monday the manner of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas’ death still is under investigation.
Lt. Gordon Ambelas died after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said.
A fire department spokesman said the firefighter was taken Saturday night to Woodhull Medical Center.
Three of five pedestrian plazas in Times Square are currently under construction as part of a three-year, $40 million effort by the city to revitalize the urban space.
Hazardous materials were on the scene Monday evening, after an unknown green liquid flooded the sidewalk in Lower Manhattan.
Black smoke and fire were seen coming out of the roof of a 5-story residential building on York Avenue on Sunday.
The Fire Department responded to a call claiming two people had jumped into the river near Starlight Park in the West Farms section of the Bronx.
The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to East Harlem explosion.
The fire also left six firefighters and a city environmental protection worker with minor injuries. There has been no word on what sparked the flames.
He pledged to diversify what he called the “greatest fire department in the world.”
Martinez is a 24-year veteran of the FDNY. He was with Engine 157 at ground zero during the September 11, attacks, and spent months working rescue and recovery after losing 6 of colleagues.
A fire at a TGI Friday’s restaurant near Rockefeller Center was under control on Saturday morning, but not before causing panic on 5th Avenue.
Police and firefighters were reporting to Penn Station Thursday evening, for reports of a suspicious package.