- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City fire school is being renamed after a firefighter who was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Capt. Vernon Richard died in the South Tower along with five other members of his company on 9/11.

Richard grew up in a public housing complex in Brooklyn and began working as a city firefighter in 1977 in the South Bronx.

His family began searching nearly a decade ago for a city school that would take his name.

Friends and relatives tell the Daily News (https://nydn.us/1Zfj3n1 ) the FDNY High School in Brooklyn will be renamed later this month to the Capt. Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire & Life Safety.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Wednesday the renaming was a “fitting tribute.”

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Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com

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