WORCESTER (MA) FIREFIGHTER LIEUTENANT DIES IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING FIRE
Worcester Fire Department Lt. Jason Menard, 39, of Worcester, died while operating at the fire at 7 Stockholm St. When Ladder 5 arrived at the burning building just before 0100 hours there was heavy fire coming from the building, and Firefighters were told that a baby was possibly trapped on the third floor. The fire grew to four alarms, and at one point firefighters issued a mayday call from the third floor of the building.
While gaining entry to the third floor, Ladder 5 became trapped by heavy fire conditions,” Reports are that. “Lt. Menard heroically and selflessly saved his crew, helping a probationary firefighter to the stairs and then returning to help another trapped firefighter, helping him out the window. Fire conditions overtook the third floor at this time, and Lt. Menard was unable to escape.”
Lt. Menard leaves behind his wife, Tina, three children and his parents, the department said.
Much more to follow. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In peace.