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    My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the six firefighters who
    lost their lives battling the Worcester fire. My father is a retired Malden firefighter and my brother is currently a captain on the department.

    It saddens me to know that too often these men and women are taken for granted and too many people do not realize the danger these firefighters face every time that bell hits until a tragedy such as the Worcester fire
    or they are in need of their service. With my deepest and heartfelt sympathy.

    God Bless the Worcester Fire Department and the Families of the 6 Fallen Heros.

    Laurie Fitzgerald.

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    Brothers,

    I know I speak for the entire Lynn Fire Department as well as every fire
    department when I say we are so sorry for what has happened to the six
    Worcester Firefighters who lost their lives last Friday. We grieve with you
    and we offer our sincerest condolences to the Worcester Fire department
    family. We send our deepest sympathy to the victims, their families, and to the Worcester Fire Department family.

    We offer our prayers and best wishes to all of you and our thoughts are with you on this very sad occasion.

    Tom Bogart
    Lynn Fire Department

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    On behalf of the Cleveland Fire Dept. in Cleveland,Tn, I would like to send our deepest sympathy in the loss of our 6 brothers. Our prayers go to their
    families and our thoughts are with their coworkers. The fireman involved were doing their duty to protect other lives. They gave the ultimate sacrifice. God bless them.

    Firefighter/Paramedic Hank Pate and the Cleveland Fire Dept.

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    It is with the deepest sympathy that I pass on my prayers and support to the families and WFD brothers of my six fallen brothers. May God be with all of you.

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    Jeffrey W. Boudreau
    Westminster, MA Fire Dept
    Westminster, MA 01473
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    mfrd81
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    On behalf of the firefighters at the Massport Fire/Rescue Dept., I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families and the fellow brothers of the Worcester Fire Dept. May God shine his light on those who have fallen.

    Massport Fire/Rescue Dept
    Logan International Airport

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    Brian Pratt
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    To the families of our fallen brothers,

    May God bless and keep you in this time of ultimate tradgedy. You are all in our prayers. Your loss is felt in all of us.

    Brian Pratt
    Elmira N.Y. Fire
    IAFF 709

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    The men and women of the Vernon Fire Department, Vernon, TX have heavy hearts after learning of the tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members, fellow firefighters, and friends of the six Worcester firefighters. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

    Lt. Kent Smead
    Vernon Fire Department

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    The officers and members of our industrial emergency services organization,Rohm and Haas Company ,Bucks Co.. (PA) Station 99 would like to offer our condolences to the officers, firefighters and families of the Worcester Fire Department. It was only a few weeks back that our Hazardous Material Team flew into Worcester to assist the Department with an overturned chemical tanker not
    far from the location of the Friday night fire. All though we are hundred miles
    apart we worked together like true professionals and had a brief but excellent
    working relationship. This tragedy has hit our members very deeply and we all want to extend our sympathies to all.

    God Bless.

    Zach Dunkelberger
    Chief 99, Rohm and Haas Co. Station 99, Bucks Co Pennsylvania

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    To the Firefighters, Families, and Friends of those who lost thier lives in this tragic fire, our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember AMERICA'S BRAVEST, from Worcester, Mass.

    China Village Fire Department
    China, Maine


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    Peter Coffey
    EMT-P / FF1

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    i would like to express my deepest sympathies to the families and the worcester fire department for their great loss. they will be missed, and will never be forgotten. their deaths will not be in vein.

    amy bouchard, fire fighter
    glast.f.d.

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    I would like to say that I am really sorry for the loss of the fellow firefighters and family members who died in last weekends fire. I would like to tell you that we are praying for them and you. Everyone from the town of N. Reading is really sorry about these deaths too. We would like you to know
    that we are all praying for you and them and that they will always be remembered as the loyal firefighter who risked their lives to save others.

    Sincerely,
    Tom Fillebrown
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    With heartfelt sympathy to the families of the our six fallen brothers, and the Worcester Fire Department from the 41 members of Colfax Fire and Rescue, in Colfax, Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. To the wives and children: you can be proud to know that your husbands and fathers died in the line of duty, doing a job they loved, the best way they knew how to do it. And I'm sure, given the choice, they would do it all over again. And of those who perished that knew Jesus Christ as
    their Lord and Savior, where they are now there is no suffering. Only the peace and Joy that passes all understanding.

    Sincerely,
    Ken McNaughton, Captain
    Colfax Fire and Rescue

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    I would like to extend my deepest, heartfelt condolences on the loss of six brave firefighters. There is nothing more noble than to lay down one's life to save another. We take it for granted that there are brave men and women willing to put their lives on the line for us. While we're in the comfort of our homes, these firefighters risk everything. They are now cradled in the loving arms of God. May he bless these heroic men and their families, friends and comrades.

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    To the families of our fallen brothers and to all members of the Worcester Fire Department. I am sure I speak for all of my brothers and sisters of the Brockton Fire Department, we offer our prayers and deepest sympathy for the tragic loss you have had to endure. To the children who have lost their fathers, always remember that they lived as heroes and died with honor. They will not be forgotten and their spirits will live on in the hearts of firefighters everywhere. May God be with them and all of you. M.O'Hare-BFD

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    The employees and management of South County Fire Alarm extend our deepest sympathy to the families and fellow firefighters of our fallen brothers. These men gave their lives protecting their community. Our prayers are with you.

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    The Orwigsburg Fire Department extends our deepest sympathy to the Officers and members of the Worcester Fire Department and especially to the families of our departed brothers. There are no words to truly express our sorrow for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.

    David J. Hardinger
    Assistant Fire Chief
    Orwigsburg Fire Department
    Orwigsburg, Pa.

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    I send my warmest thoughts and prayers to the families, friends, and fellow fire fighters of the 6 heros who died in the line of duty.

    Rebecca Beisel
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    Shavertown VOl. Fire Dept./ Shavertown PA

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    I send my condolences and prayers to the firefighters that lost their lives in doing good for their fellow people. I will pray for the families of the firefighters, On behalf of your brothers and sisters of the Nassau, NY fire dept. and the Oneonta State Emergency Squad. We are very sorry.

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    My family and I want to express our sympathy and offer our prayers to the my fellow brothers and sisters for their lost and to the families of our brothers who didn't return home. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    May our fallen brothers rest in eternal peace and may God watch over and protect their loved ones they have left behind.

    The Leddy Family

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    To the families and friends of the
    fallen Massachusettes Firefighters.

    I can not begin to understand what
    you are going through. I am writing
    this to let you know that your
    losses and the fire service's
    losses are felt even in North
    Carolina. Please accept my deepest
    sympathies and condolences.

    I am only a 23 year old voluinteer
    with Otway Fire Dept. here in NC. I
    only have 4 years experience and
    have never experienced this and
    hope to never experience it.

    Please take care and godspeed into
    your recovery from your tragic
    loss.

    Ryan Emory
    Otway Vol. Fire Dept
    North Carolina

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    This was sent to me not too long ago...thought I would share it with everyone. This poem exemplifies what a firefighter is all about. The six firefighters who died in Worcester, Mass. undoubtedly lived by this creed as well...as is evidenced by their supreme sacrifice to save those thought to be in the burning building which claimed their lives. Please feel free to pass it on if you desire...these brave men and women deserve to be recognized and respected for their sacrifices.

    "I Wish You Could See"

    I wish you could see the sadness of a business man as his livelihood goes up in flames, or that family returning home, only to find their house and belongings damaged or lost for good.

    I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen below you burns.

    I wish you could comprehend a wife's horror at 3a.m. as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife and family to know everything possible was done too try too save his life.

    I wish you knew the unique smell of burning insulation, the taste of soot-filled mucus, the feeling of intense heat through your turnout gear, the sound of flames crackling, the eeriness of being able to see absolutely nothing in dense smoke-sensations that I've become too familiar with.

    I wish you could understand how it feels to go to work in the morning after having spent most of the night, hot and soaking wet at a multiple alarm fire. I wish you could read my mind as I respond to a building fire "Is this a false alarm or a working fire? How is the building constructed? what hazards await me? Is anyone trapped?" Or to an EMS call, "What is wrong with the patient? Is it minor or life-threatening? Is the caller really in distress or is he waiting for us with a 2x4 or a gun?"

    I wish you could be in the emergency room as a doctor pronounces dead the beautiful five-year old girl that I have been trying too save during the past 25 minutes. Who will never go on her first date or say the words, "I love you Mommy" again.

    I wish you could know the frustration I feel in the cab of the engine or my personal vehicle, the driver with his foot pressing down hard on the pedal, my arm tugging again and again at the air horn chain, as you fail to yield the right-of-way at an intersection or in traffic. When you need us however, your first comment upon our arrival will be, "It took you forever to get here!"

    I wish you could know my thoughts as I help extricate a girl of teenage years from the remains of her automobile. "What if this was my sister, my girlfriend or a friend? What were her parents reaction going to be when they opened the door to find a police officer with hat in hand?"

    I wish you could know how it feels to walk in the back door and greet my parents and family, not having the heart to tell them that I nearly did not come back from the last call.

    I wish you could feel the hurt as people verbally, and sometimes physically, abuse us or belittle what I do, or as they express their attitudes of "It will never happen to me"I wish you could realize the physical, emotional and mental drain or missed meals, lost sleep and forgone social activities, in addition to all the tragedy my eyes have seen.

    I wish you could know the brotherhood and self-satisfaction of helping save a life or preserving someone's property, or being able to be there in time of crisis, or creating order from total chaos.

    I wish you could understand what it feels like to have a little boy tugging at your arm and asking, "Is Mommy okay?" Not even being able to look in his eyes without tears from your own and not knowing what to say. Or to have to hold back a long time friend who watches his buddy having rescue breathing done on him as they take him away in the ambulance. You know all along he did not have his seat belt on. A sensation that I have become too familiar with. Unless you have lived with this kind of life, you will never truly understand or appreciate who I am, we are, or what our job really means to us...I wish you could though.

    -author unknown-


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    our thoughts are with the famlies of the six
    Mass. firefighters who were killed. they are gone but not forgotten.
    Avoca Vol. Fd

    [This message has been edited by kenny (edited December 06, 1999).]

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    I would like to offer my departments condolences on the loss of our firefighting brothers. We all know this could happen at anytime in this profession, but we still do the job, that is what makes us the rare breed that we are. I don't know any other profession that faces the hazards that we do.
    To the families of the lost firefighters i would like to say, remember that your loved one was doing something that he enjoyed and that he layed his life on the line trying to save another life, this is the firefighters greatest sacrafice.
    Once again from the state of Missouri please accept our heart felt condolences.

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    The members of Norfolk Professional Firefighters, Local 68 express their deep
    regret at the loss of our 6 brothers in Massachusetts. It is at times like
    these that
    bring us together as the family we are....Firefighters. Firefighters today,
    Firefighters tomorrow, Firefighters Forever, even in death....

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