The fire burned for hours. When it was totally out (around six hours later), the residents of Building 12 were unable to return to their apartments as the structure was deemed unsafe. Needless to say, the residents of Building 12 lost all of their possessions. If not for David’s quick response, this fire could have easily turned deadly.
David Lombardo is a 2006 graduate of Shaker High School and a 2010 graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., where he majored in aviation technology. He studied to be an air traffic controller. He has been chosen to work in Ronkonkoma, but he is presently awaiting a start date. Thanks to his training and fast thinking, many lives were saved.
At this time of Thanksgiving I am thankful to my grandson, David Lombardo. He is my hero.