Remember the Worcester Six - 10 Years Later
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the tragic fire that took place at the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse in Massachusetts. Worcester Box 1438 was struck at 6:13 p.m. and before crews would return to their stations, six brothers were lost. Over 30,000 firefighters attended a memorial service at the Worcester Centrum while firefighters continued to search for the Worcester 6. It took eight days to recover the remains of Lt. Thomas E. Spencer, James F. Lyons, Paul A. Brotherton, Jeremiah M. Lucey, Timothy P. Jackson and Joseph T. McGuirk.
Share your memories of this tragic night with Firehouse.com. Where were you when your first heard about the fire? Were you called to the scene? Did you attend the memorial and how far did you travel? Have you attended one of the presentations on the Worcester Cold Storage fire? How did this fire impact you and your department?
Let's pause this week to remember the Worcester 6 and stop and say a prayer for their families and fellow firefighters at 6:13 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2009.