Deutsche Bank Fire, New York City

Deutsche Bank Fire
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Robert Beddia Joseph Grafagnino

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Firefighters Joseph Graffagnino, 33, of Ladder Company 5, and Robert Beddia, 53, of Engine Company 24 were killed in the line of duty on August 18, 2007 fighting a seven-alarm blaze at the former Deutsche Bank directly across the street from the FDNY Engine 10 and Ladder 10 Firehouse

The Deutsche Building is across the street from the Ten House to the west.  The World Trade Center site is across the street to the north of the Ten House. 

Two of the photos in the Photo Album captured Ladder 5 responding to this fatal fire and were kindly provided by Andrea Oliver.


Previous Incident at Deutsche Bank
Thursday, May 17, 2007

Three Ten House firefighters suffered minor injuries on Thursday, May 17.  A 14 ft. pipe fell from the 35th floor of the former Deutsche Bank building and came crashing through the 2nd floor roof of the House onto the second floor stairwell. The Deutsche Bank building was damaged on 9/11 and is being taken down.  Two members were within a few feet of the crash.


Deutsche Bank Fire