Michael Field died on April 8, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19, after transporting a COVID-positive patient.
A 33-year member of the department, he joined in 1987 and had served as lieutenant, captain, and a warden on the department fire council. He also served for many years as the department’s advisor to the Valley Stream Junior Fire Department.
He worked as an EMT with the Fire Department of New York for 15 years and was a first responder to the World Trade Center on 9/11. After his retirement from the FDNY, he worked for Incorporated Village of Valley Stream.
In addition to his fire service, he was a Cub Scout leader and Little League coach and helped organize the Nassau County Fire Riders’ Christmas in June toy drive. He and his wife fostered cats awaiting adoption through a local agency.
The Firefighter-EMT Michael J. Field Memorial Bridge, over the Southern State Parkway on Long Island, was dedicated to his honor.
His sons have followed their father into service as first responders.
He was remembered as kind, dedicated, funny, and well loved by all.