Lynbrook Fire department remembers tragedy


On Sunday, April 28, members of Engine Company 1 of the Lynbrook Fire Department, along with the rest of the department, Ladies Auxiliary, and Junior Fire Department, gathered at the Firefighters Memorial on Sunrise Highway to honor and remember three Engine Company members who died in the line of duty fifty-years ago.

On April 30, 1963, Engine Company and Tally-Ho Engine 3 collided at the intersection of Hempstead Avenue and Peninsula Blvd while responding to a reported house fire.  Besides the three firefighters, William Koch, 57, Peter Moody, 21, and Joseph Fisher, 36, also killed was school crossing guard Rosalie Roy at the same time. 

Besides the firefighters, also in attendance were State, Town and village elected officials. During the service wreaths were placed at the memorial for each of the firefighters. After the firefighter service the members of Engine Company went to the intersection of the accident and placed a wreath of flowers on the stone marker for Roy.