Project Roll Call

Walter J. Higgins

Walter J. Higgins

  • Battalion Chief
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 46
  • Year of Death: 1966

Battalion Chief Walter J. Higgins, FDNY Battalion 7, and eleven fellow firefighters died in a collapse during a fire on East 23rd Street on October 17, 1966.


This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.

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Memorial Wall

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