Family and dignitaries reveal a street sign during a plaque dedication and street sign unveiling ceremony in honor of FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy. Thursday, in the Bronx, New York. (Barry Williams for New York Daily News)

FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy, on a job where tomorrow is never guaranteed, seemed like a sure thing.

The rising departmental star, whose vast potential disappeared with his death in the gas explosion of a Bronx marijuana grow house, was honored Thursday on the second anniversary of the tragedy with a street renamed in his honor.

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“Michael Fahy didn’t just rise through the ranks — he soared,” recalled FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro in a ceremony at Fahy’s Walton Ave. firehouse. “What brought him fulfillment was serving as a New York City firefighter. He loved helping others.”

A memorial built by fire firefighters at Battalion 19, Engine 75 & Ladder 33 in honor of FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy, in the Bronx, New York. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
A memorial built by fire firefighters at Battalion 19, Engine 75 & Ladder 33 in honor of FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy, in the Bronx, New York. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 (Barry Williams for New York Daily News)

The 44-year-old married father of three was killed by flying pieces of debris after the blast on W. 234th St. near Irwin Ave. on Sept. 27, 2016. Fahy, was widely considered a contender for the one of the department’s top jobs after 17 years with the FDNY.

“He was truly a man who had everything,” said Mayor de Blasio at the ceremony unveiling a plaque and the new street sign. “Had the brains, had the skill, had the leadership qualities – someone who literally could have done anything.”

But Fahy, who earned a law degree and worked on Wall Street before becoming a firefighter, knew where he wanted to be and what he wanted to do.

“Michael chose the career with the highest purpose, and he joined the finest department anywhere in the world,” said the mayor. “He knew what he believed in.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a plaque dedication and street sign unveiling ceremony in honor of FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy, who was killed on September 27th, 2016. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a plaque dedication and street sign unveiling ceremony in honor of FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy, who was killed on September 27th, 2016. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Barry Williams for New York Daily News)

The red street sign bears Fahy’s name along with his Battalion 19 and the FDNY logo, while the plaque notes that he “made the supreme sacrifice while in the performance of duty.”

Two men were sentenced to prison last month for their role in operating the grow house. The pair acknowledged sealing the second-floor windows of the Kingsbridge home with foil panels, creating the deadly condition.

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