March 4, 1977 Box No. 8931 sounded for a building fire at the Fiberglass Specialties Company. As the crew of Engine Co. 46 was advancing a hose line into building, a 20 foot high cinder block wall collapsed outward. Two firefighters were able to jump clear, but Captain Frank J. Sappe, Jr was buried under the tons of rubble. Brother firefighters desperately dug with their hands until they reached and extricated Captain Sappe. He was transported to Sinai Hospital where he died a short time later. Captain Frank J. Sappe, Jr. was 35 years old. Number of years served are unknown at this time.