Danny Levy, Ex-Captain of the Plainview Fire Department, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2013. Loving and devoted husband of Rachel Levy, and adoring father of Dee and Stav Levy. His humor, smile, dedication and love will be remembered by all. Danny’s sacrifice during 9/11 serves as a reminder to all his passion and willingness to stop at nothing to help others. He will forever be a hero in the eyes of all who knew him.
After the 9/11 attacks, Levy volunteered many days at Ground Zero with other heroic men and women, and sometime after, and became ill as a result of his time spent in lower Manhattan.
Levy joined the fire department in August 1999 as a fire medic and shortly switched from a medic to begin his training as a firefighter. He was eager to learn, and his natural leadership skills, put him on the path towards becoming an officer.
Ex-Captain Levy first became a lieutenant of Engine Company 1 (stationed out of headquarters on Old Country Road) in 2002 and rose through the ranks until becoming Captain in 2004. Despite his illness, according to friends Levy could often be found in the firehouse with a big smile, catching up on recent events and was always seen with his custom decorated cane—designed with a fire motif.
Levy answered his last alarm on Monday, Jan. 7. In his honor, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano ordered flags on county government buildings to be flown at half-staff for the week following his death.