CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

FDNY Pays Tribute To Six Fallen Firefighters

Firefighters Were Killed In 1978 Brooklyn Blaze
Six fallen firefighters are remembered in a memorial service marking the 35th anniversary of the Waldbaum's supermarket fire in Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Six fallen firefighters are remembered in a memorial service marking the 35th anniversary of the Waldbaum’s supermarket fire in Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Six fallen firefighters were remembered Friday in a memorial service marking the 35th anniversary of the Waldbaum’s supermarket fire in Brooklyn.

On Aug. 2, 1978, six firefighters were killed when the roof of the Waldbaum’s in Sheepshead Bay collapsed.

“It all comes back to you that never leaves,” Carol Ann Rice told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. Her husband George was one of the six firefighters killed. “You just learn how to put it in a place inside of yourself where you can cope.”

The FDNY holds a mass every year for the widows and children who grew up without fathers, like Christine Hastings, who lost her dad Harold.

“He’s missed grandchildren, he’s missed weddings,” she said. “But we’ve had a tremendous support system and as you can see after 35 years, they’re still here.”

Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com: