Your purchase supports our mission to honor America’s fallen fire heroes; support their families, colleagues, and organizations; and work to reduce preventable firefighter death and injury.
Search
Close this search box.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Lieutenant
Age: 40
Year of Death: 1964

John J. Geswell

Fire Lieutenant John J. Geswell, age 40, of the Boston Fire Department, lost his life along with 4 others, on October 1, 1964, during a collapse while fighting a vacant 4-story factory fire at 34 Trumbull Street.

Memorial Posts

Previous
Next
Previous
Next
Previous
Next
Previous
Next

Memorial Wall

  • (will not be published)

  1. John, I lived 3 doors down from you on Victoria St. I was 13 years old on that terrible night. We heard the call go out on my Dad’ fire radio, it was very sad. You were always nice to us kids, and I’ve always remembered you whenever I heard of Firefighters falling on the line. Now I’m 70 years old and still remember you and get sad at the thought of that night. God Bless you John!

    – James McCauley