YONKERS, N.Y. -- Funeral services for fallen FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, a resident of the Crestwood section of Yonkers and a North Rockland High School graduate who was killed on Tuesday when a house with a drug factory inside exploded, will be held on Saturday, with a wake on Thursday and Friday preceding the funeral, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The wake will be held at Flowers Funeral Home, 714 Yonkers Ave., from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Annunciation Church, 470 Westchester Ave., Yonkers.
Fahy, who died when he was hit in the head with a piece of flying roof debris , had been with the department for 17 years. He joined the force in 1999, and was promoted to lieutenant in 2004, captain in 2007 and battalion chief in 2012.
He graduated from North Rockland High School and also earned degrees from Binghamton University and New York Law School.
The up-and-coming chief came from a family dedicated to the department with his father serving 33 years with the department, fighting fire after fire to become a battalion chief himself, before retiring in 2001.
Fahy is survived by his wife and three children.
The FDNY Foundation has set up an online donation page to raise funds for the family. To donate, click here and then select the "Chief Michael J. Fahy Children's Educational Fund" i n the drop down option that says "General Support."
The man who rented the Bronx home, who authorities said had a pot-growing operation, is being held without bail in the Bergen County Jail after his arrest at his girlfriend's Cliffside Park apartment on Tuesday.
Julio Salcedo Contrer, 34, was taken into custody by a Regional Fugitive Task Force made up of NYPD detectives and US Marshals on Walker Street. He was charged with being a fugitive from justice.
Jerry DeMarco contributed to this report.
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