Focus on Breathing Equipment in Deaths of Bridgeport (CT) Firefighters

Autopsy results for Bridgeport (CT) Firefighter Michel Baik indicate he was killed by smoke inhalation, according to a news report. Baik and Lt. Steven Velasquez were found unconscious on the top floor of the three-story house after they sent out Mayday calls during a structure fire. The autopsy results on Velasquez were still pending as of this writing.

According to The Secret List e-Newsletter, Private funerals for the Bridgeport FF's will be held separately on Friday afternoon but calling hours for the public will be held on Thursday, July 29th for both Firefighters:

  • Lt. Steven Velazquez: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Klein Memorial Auditorium at 910 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. 
  • FF Michel Baik: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Abriola Funeral Home at 419 White Plains Road in Trumbull.

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