Fallen firefighters Joseph Graffagnino and Robert Beddia honored

Two fallen firefighters were honored and remembered Friday. Brooklyn resident Joseph Graffagnino and fellow firefighter Robert Beddia died during a blaze at the Deutsche Bank

The victims? families say today is all about remembering their loved ones.

The victims? families say today is all about remembering their loved ones. (8/16/13)

BROOKLYN - Two fallen firefighters were honored and remembered Friday.

Brooklyn resident Joseph Graffagnino and fellow firefighter Robert Beddia died during a blaze at the Deutsche Bank building nearly six years ago while trapped in a smoky stairwell. Graffagnino, who was only 33 years old when he lost his life, left behind his wife and two young children.

Though there has been controversy about how the fire started, officials confirm that a stand pipe in the building, which allows fire crews to send water to different floors, had been cut.

A plaque outside of a Manhattan firehouse was dedicated to Graffagnino. Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says the plaque will always remind anyone who passes it of the many sacrifices FDNY firefighters make for our city each and every day.

For more from the dedication, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

They say the speculators are buying homes and 1 Activists rally against gentrification in Cypress Hills, East NY
VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 2 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
News 12 viewers discuss the widow of DA 3 The Buzz: Colon cancer
A Bronx-based artist has opened a cash-optional, pop-up 4 Artist opens up cash-optional coffee shop in Williamsburg
Click PLAY for the latest weather forecast. 5 Brooklyn Weather Forecast

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE