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  • My Friends

    As time wore on some of us began retiring and others got promoted

    Blog • January 30th, 2012

  • Award Ceremony Spotlights Worcester

    It was fitting and proper that the 2009 Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year Award Ceremony was moved to Worcester from Boston this year as a way to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the loss of the Worcester Six.

    News • December 4th, 2009

  • A Fitting Tribute to the Worcester Six

    Like thunder rolling through a valley, the heavy beat of the pipe and drum brigade reverberated off buildings in downtown Worcester, advancing to the site.

    News • December 4th, 2009

  • Last 10 Years Worcester’s Proudest

    Walter Giard is closing in on 40 years with the Worcester Fire Department and the last 10 have been his proudest. He has watched, and in many cases directed, the transformation of the department since the fire in the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse...

    News • December 3rd, 2009

  • Worcester Chief: Feels Like Yesterday

    A decade is a long time, but at the same time it seems like yesterday in Worcester. Some in the rank and file are ready to move on. Never forget the losses the department suffered on Dec. 3, 1999, but stay focused on the future.

    News • December 3rd, 2009

  • Reports Give Insight to Worcester Fire

    Two major investigative reports were compiled following the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire that claimed the lives of six firefighters on Dec. 3, 1999, giving insight into what happened on that tragic day.

    News • December 3rd, 2009

  • A Minute Decided Worcester's Fate

    It took a minute, a very long minute, for Retired District Fire Chief Mike McNamee to make a decision he would never forget, nor never regret.

    News • December 2nd, 2009

  • Denis Leary: Reflections on Worcester

    _______________________________________"It's hard to believe it's been a decade... and it doesn't make it any easier," actor Denis Leary told Firehouse.com on the approach of the 10th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire, which claimed...

    Article • December 2nd, 2009

  • Eisner: Remembering the Worcester Fire, Memorial and Covering the Incident

    The fire that killed six Worcester firefighters 10 years ago propelled Firehouse.com into the limelight providing timely information and updates to the nation's fire service. Reports of the fire and news of the tragic incident inspired thousands of...

    News • December 2nd, 2009

  • Worcester Pushes On With Memorial

    Their locations sit less than two miles away from each other, but in many ways, Worcester's Franklin Street Fire Station and the site of the planned Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial and Memorial Park are light years apart.

    News • December 1st, 2009

  • WPI Works Toward FF Tracking System

    The Worcester Polytechnic Institute is honing in on completing an integrated monitoring system designed to reduce deaths and injuries in a direct response to the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire that killed six firefighters 10 years ago this week.

    News • November 30th, 2009

  • Worcester's Fire Chief Gerard Dio's Remembrance Speech

    For the past nine years I have been listening to firefighters opinions of what a remembrance should look like. I took all those considerations into mind when I started this journey about a year ago.

    News • December 8th, 2008

  • Worcester Firefighters' Remembrance Wall Unveiled

    The unveiling of the Remembrance Wall and memorial sculpture honoring the six Worcester firefighters who died nine years ago tonight brought hundreds of firefighters, families and friends to spot where it happened.   Watch Video Related Stories  

    Photostory • December 4th, 2008

  • Memorial Dedication to be Held on Anniversary of Tragic Worcester Blaze

    Dec. 3, 2008 will mark the ninth anniversary of the fire at a cold storage warehouse that claimed the lives of six Worcester, Mass. firefighters -- it will also in many ways mark a new beginning for the department.

    News • November 7th, 2008

  • Worcester: 8 Years Later

    Eight years ago, six Worcester, Mass. firefighters were killed in a vacant building fire. The incident commander that night, District Chief Mike McNamee, and Captain Kevin Maloney came to Firehouse Expo to describe where the department is today.

    News • July 25th, 2008

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