NYC Honorary Street Names
FF Peter F. McLaughlin Way (Queens)
Present name:Queens Blvd
Location:The south side of Queens Boulevard between 64th and 65th Streets.
Honoree: As a teenager, Peter McLaughlin (1964-1995) joined the Northport (NY) Fire Department Junior Smoke Eaters and earned a certificate from the NYS Firefighters School. After serving four years in the Marine Corps, he joined the NYFD in 1988. In 1993 he became a member of Rescue Unit #4 in Queens, which is located nearby. On October 8, 1995, while fighting a fire on the top floor of a building in Long Island City, FF McLaughlin was fatally injured when the ceiling fell on him.
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