Commisioner Nigro with NYPD Detective William O’Connor, Jr., the son of one of the fallen firefighters. (Photo by Mike T. Wright)Friends, family and FDNY colleagues gathered at Saint Brendan’s Church in Midwood on Saturday, marking the 36th anniversary of an historic blaze at the Sheepshead Bay Waldbaum’
Source: "FDNY Remembering the Waldbaums Fire August 2, 1978" (facebook group). Photo by John G. DwyerAs the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001 looms, we reflect upon the anniversary of the tragic Waldbaum’s fire [/honoring-fallen-heroes-of-1978s-waldbaums-fire/], 33 years ago today, heretofore the greatest loss of life for the FDNY in
This is the remains of a wreath placed on Firemen’s Corner (Ocean Avenue and Avenue Y) last Monday, on the anniversary of the 1978 Waldbaum’s Fire [/honoring-fallen-heroes-of-1978s-waldbaums-fire/]. See photos of a memorial mass held last week [/photos-waldbaums-fire-memorial-mass/]. Photo by BrooklynQ.