On the morning of Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 the Baldwin Fire Department held a memorial service marking the ten-year anniversary of the line of duty death of Baldwin Ex-Captain and Hose Company No. 1 member Michael Esposito. Esposito, a twenty-one-year member of the department, suffered a fatal heart attack while operating at a Grand Avenue house fire in the early morning hours of May 18th, 2011. Since Michael’s untimely passing members of both Hose One and the Baldwin Fire Department have certainly not forgotten him. At the Sunday morning memorial service, it was announced that Michael Esposito was posthumously promoted to Honorary Chief.
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