"Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Park BOX 5-1438, Dec. 3, 1999."
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Site backed for memorial to fire heroes
Hoover recommends 7 acres owned by city on Grove St.
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WORCESTER- City Manager Thomas R. Hoover is recommending that nearly 7 acres of city-owned land next to Fire Department headquarters on Grove Street be used for a memorial to the six firefighters who died battling the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. building fire in December 1999.
The site, which borders Salisbury Pond across from Institute Park, was selected by the Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee Inc.
Mr. Hoover has asked the City Council to give the committee permission to have a memorial built on that land. He has also asked the council to authorize him to execute a trust agreement in which the Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Park would be turned over to the city when the memorial is completed.
The council will take up those requests tonight. They are expected to be referred to the council's Public Safety Committee, where a full presentation of the project will be made.
Mr. Hoover said the memorial committee has worked with Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio to develop a plan for the memorial that also complements the needs of the Fire Department.
The six firefighters who died were: Lieutenants James F. "Jay" Lyons III, Thomas E. Spencer and Timothy P. Jackson, and Firefighters Paul A. Brotherton, Jeremiah M. Lucey and Joseph T. McGuirk.
Michael J. Donoghue, chairman of the Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee, said that besides selecting a site for the memorial, the committee also has:
Voted to adopt a two-stage, open national design competition to determine the design for the memorial. Mr. Donoghue said proposals will be sought this year from professionals throughout the United States. A jury of nationally known designers and local community representatives will choose the winning design from among finalists, he said.
Set as guidelines that the memorial include a monument to the six firefighters, a bridge connecting the memorial site to Institute Park across Salisbury Pond, a chronology of the fire and its aftermath, and tributes to others who fought the fire and to other Worcester firefighters who died in the line of duty.
Formally name the memorial site "Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Park 5-1438, Dec. 3, 1999." Mr. Donoghue said the numbers 5-1438 stand for the five alarms called for that fire, and the Fire Department code for the location of the former Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. building.
Mr. Donoghue said that once the committee receives approval from the city to use the site, it will be able to move forward with the design competition and with a public campaign to pay for the memorial.
"Once the memorial is completed, the committee will donate Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Park to the city of Worcester as a permanent tribute to its six fallen heroes," Mr. Donoghue said.
The Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee was formed in late 2001. Its members include two relatives of the fallen firefighters, four members of the Fire Department and five other representatives of Worcester's civic, business and arts communities.
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08-12-2003, 08:43 AM #1
Worcester Firefighters Memorial Park Box 5-1438 Dec 3 1999
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08-17-2003, 02:38 PM #2
Worcester Six Assorted Articles.
Anything you wanted to know or
add to the link for the
Worcester Six 12-3-99
Lots of info
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08-17-2003, 03:33 PM #3
Tribute Worcester Firefighters
Photos taken by Abbey 1513 At the
Memorial Parade on 12-9-99..
To Remember the Worcester Six
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08-19-2003, 05:20 PM #4
Photo's Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse
Remember the Worcester Six
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08-21-2003, 11:55 AM #5
Photos Worcester Fire Central Division Farewell 2003
Link of photos of some who served at
Worcester Fire Central Division
Thru the years..
Lots of photos--A must see
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08-22-2003, 12:48 PM #6
- Join Date
- Nov 1999
- Lakes Region of NH
Wow, seems like only yesterday that this happened. I can still hear our feet scuffing along the pavement as we marched and the sobs from the stone silent crowd.
Were can I purchase the coin shown in the pictures linked above? I assume it is for the family charity fund?Proud to be an American, Union Firefighter!
08-22-2003, 01:05 PM #7
Worcester Memorial Coin
Here is a link that shows both sides of the coin.
Email me thru Firehouse or Fallen Brothers and
I will give you email address of contact person
at Local 1009.He will give you all information of all
items for sale for the Memorial. Thanks Neil
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08-24-2003, 02:23 PM #8
Photos Assorted Worcester Fire Department
Worcester Remembers FDNY
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09-03-2003, 02:25 PM #9
PHOTOS WORCESTER FIRE MEMORIAL FENCE
PHOTOS TAKEN AT WORCESTER COLD STORAGE
MEMORIAL FENCE BY MIKE DONAHUE
HALLOWED GROUND FOR THE WORCESTER SIX.
10-18-2004, 11:14 PM #10
6th Annual - Ride For Heroes
Worcester Ride For Heroes
6th Annual - Ride For Heroes
Sunday, October 24th, 2004
$20.00 per person $25.00 per couple
Proceeds will be donated to the Worcester Firefighters Memorial Fund, held by the Worcester Firefighters Credit Union
Starting Location: Halligan's Bar 889 Southbridge St, Route 20, Auburn MA.
Registration starts at 9 am. Ride leaves promptly at 11 am.
Rain or Shine! Food Music and Prizes
Across from Sheldon's Harley Davidson.
914 Southbridge St.Auburn Ma
More info on link below
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