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Press Releases / 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 25, 2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY HOLDS MEMORIAL PLAQUE DEDICATION ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRE THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF SIX FIREFIGHTERS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will dedicate a memorial plaque honoring six New York City Firefighters on the 50th anniversary of their death. The ceremony will take place at the site of the fire, which is now VIP Auto Body, located at 44-07 56th Road in Queens on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m.

Captain William Russell and Firefighters Richard Andrews and James Marino of Engine 325; Firefighters Richard Gifford and George Zahn of Engine 238; and Firefighter Francis Egan of Ladder 115 were killed while operating at a fourth-alarm fire at the Sefu Fat and Soap Company on the evening of October 26, 1962.

Who:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano; Chief of Operations James Esposito; Owner of VIP Auto Body, Peter Keane; Many FDNY Members and their families

Where:

44-07 56th Road, Queens

When:

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 1 p.m.

***Photo Op***

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Frank Dwyer, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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