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Queens Street Renamed For 9/11 Hero FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A ceremony was held Friday to rename an intersection in Queens for a longtime fire chief who led rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero.

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The corner of 90th Street and Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park was renamed Chief Ronald Spadafora Way.

Spadafora was a 40 year veteran of the department.

He continued to work as a firefighter and fire prevention educator, even while battling cancer believed to be caused by his work at Ground Zero.

He died last year at the age of 63.

 

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