Assemblyman Colton Presents New York State Assembly HERO Citations to Brooklyn's Bravest
Fire Company #245's firemen that responded to the November 16th blaze that destroyed the home of a desperate and courageous mom, Nabila Nazli, who dropped four of her children - including her 4-week-old twins - from a second-story window onto a blanket below being held by desperate neighbors. With her 4-year-old daughter Shamail still trapped inside with her in the top floor Bensonhurst apartment, Nabila Nazli received serious burns on her body trying to shield her helpless daughter until firefighters burst into the burning room and pulled both to safety.
Assemblyman Colton was so impressed at the heroics of all involved that he had presented HERO citations to the neighbors involved as well as the firefighters that came to the rescue. Recently the other firefighters from the 2 engine companies and 2 ladder companies were finally awarded their HERO citations.
"Here in New York City, the word firefighter is synonymous with the word hero. In these New York State Assembly HERO citations, our Brooklyn's Bravest receive the thanks, gratitude and accolades they so justly deserve for always being HEROES," stated Assemblyman Colton
Assemblyman Colten presented Assembly HERO citations to Lt. Joseph Farrel (Bet-21), Firefighters: Brian Cutrona, Robert Scheer, Mathew Fopeano, Matthew Slica, Robert Seward, Lt. Steven Campanella, Firefighters: John Carlson, Michael Colgan, James Molinell, Michael Aruta, Lt. Richard Egstein, Firefighters: Michael Satriana, Grant Ready, Salvatore Antignanp and Justin Desfosse.