Michael R. Davidson was born on January 24, 1981. He was appointed to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on May 4, 2003, and served his entire career at Engine Company 69.
Firefighter Davidson, a 15-year veteran of the FDNY, was decorated numerous times for bravery in the line of duty. He came from a family of firefighters. Michael Davidson’s father, retired Firefighter Robert Davidson, is a 26-year veteran of the FDNY. In fact, he spent most of his time in service at the same unit as his son, Engine Company 69. His brother, Firefighter Eric Davidson, has been serving for over 11 years in FDNY’s Engine Company 88 in the Bronx.
Lt. Michael Davidson died battling a fifth-alarm fire in Harlem on March 23, 2018, and was posthumously promoted to lieutenant.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; son, Joseph; daughters, Brooke, Emily, and Amy; parents, Robert and Paula; and brother, Eric.