NYC Honorary Street Names
FDNY-EMS Lt. Walter Nelson, Jr. Way (Brooklyn)
Location:At the northeast corner of 68th Street and Colonial Road
Honoree: Introduced by Council Member Brannan June 4, 1954 – May 2, 2014 Walter gave his life serving the people of this city, ultimately succumbing to illness related to the rescue and recovery work he participated in after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. He was a lifelong New Yorker who was born and raised in Brooklyn. He attended Holy Name in Park Slope and Brooklyn Technical High School. For 38 years, he served as a member of BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance, serving the Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights communities as an EMT, Board Member, and Vice President of Operations. For 36 years, he worked for FDNY-EMS. His career was his passion and through his work as an instructor at the FDNY-EMS Academy, he imparted his knowledge and experience on so many young men and women who continue to serve today. As an officer, he helped mold future generations of heroes by mentoring, guiding, and leading by example.
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