iHeartCommunities to dedicate day to New Haven Fire Department. May God Bless FF Ricardo "Rico" Torres, thank you for your service. While we honor Torres, we want to wish Lt Rankins a speedy recovery, as he was also found unconscious during that same fire and is recovering at Bridgeport Hospital..
New Haven firefighter Ricardo Torres was killed fighting a house fire on Valley Street on May 12. Torres left behind a wife, a young son, and another baby on the way, along with a legacy of service and sacrifice.
New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said he expects to be between 3,000 and 8,000 people in New Haven on Thursday in support of Torres and his family.
"We have seen an outpouring of support from the community around Connecticut and across the nation," Elicker said.
An update on Lt. Samod Rankins
Rankins, like Torres was found unconscious in the Valley St. fire. He is listed in fair condition at Bridgeport Hospital