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Firemen’s Corner
Dedicated to the memory of the six firefighters
who made the ultimate sacrifice on August 2, 1978

On August 2, 1978,  six firefighters lost their lives at "The Waldbaums fire". Twenty one years later, in what is said to be the last public dedication to honor the fallen heroes, the corner of Avenue Y and Ocean Ave. was renamed "Firemen’s Corner". Fire Commissioner Von Essen was on hand to unveil the sign during the noon ceremony.


  • Battalion 33
  • Battalion 42
  • Ladder Company 153
  • Ladder Company 153
  • Ladder Company 156
  • Ladder Company 156

Lt James Cutillo
FF Harold F. Hastings
FF James P. McManus
FF George S.Rice
FF Charles Boughton
FF William O'Connor

Firemen’s Corner Dedication
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