Firefighters Honor Fallen of Hackensack Ford Fire

Photos and story by Ron Jeffers

Every year since five Hackensack (NJ) officers and firefighters were killed battling an auto dealership fire on July 1, 1988, city and area firefighters, families, and friends have gathered at the firefighter’s memorial in Fairmount Park to remember their fallen comrades.  Five monuments represent the fallen members. The memorial service also recognizes all deceased members of the Hackensack Fire Department.

Honoring the victims of the 1988 Hackensack Ford Fire.

A fire apparatus at the memorial ceremony.

Commemorative wreaths are brought forward during the ceremony.

The memorial in Hackensack honors those killed on July 1, 1988, in the Hackensack Ford Fire.

A bagpiper plays as firefighters assemble at the ceremony.

Another view of the memorial and ceremony.

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