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  • The Worcester Tragedy: The Memorial Service

    In what was perhaps the largest gathering of fire service personnel in history, firefighters from around the world paid tribute to their fallen Worcester comrades.They came by car, bus and by train, jet, from near and far, from all over the world to...

    News • February 29th, 2000

  • Firefighters’ Candle Relay Pays Tribute To Worcester Comrades

    Rachel V. Katz reports on a special tribute by members of 23 fire departments.By Dec. 18, 1999, the last Worcester funeral was over and clean-up crews had all but abandoned the blackened shell of the Worcester warehouse. But a group of firefighters from...

    News • February 29th, 2000

  • A Reflection: Worcester Firefighters - All Firefighters

    Dennis Smith, Firehouse® Magazine’s founding editor, reflects on the sacrifices made by the world’s bravest.All six firefighters have now been dug out of the tragic building collapse in Worcester, MA, and, amid the trumpets of tribute from...

    News • February 29th, 2000

  • The Worcester Fire & Memorial Service: Behind The Scenes

    Steve MacDonald provides day-by-day coverage of the unfolding Worcester tragedy, as firefighters came to the aid of comrades and their families.The Dec. 3, 1999, retirement party for Needham, MA, Firefighter Tom Welch had been going well. The room at...

    News • February 29th, 2000

  • The Worcester Tragedy: The Fire

    Harvey Eisner compiles a preliminary report and a photographic roundup of firefighting and rescue work at the blaze that claimed the lives of six Worcester, MA, firefighters.Since the tragic fire on Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, the nation and the worldwide...

    News • February 29th, 2000

  • First Report: Worcester, MA

    Harvey Eisner files a preliminary report on a fire that killed six firefighters.Six firefighters were killed during a multiple-alarm fire in a vacant cold-storage warehouse on Dec. 3, 1999. Killed were Lieutenant Thomas E. Spencer, 42 of Ladder 2...

    News • December 31st, 1999

  • Editorial: Tragedy In Worcester

    The staff of Firehouse® Magazine would like to express our sincere condolences to the firefighters, families and friends of the Worcester Fire Department on their great loss. Six Massachusetts Bravest Lost in Worst U.S. Building Fire Disaster in More...

    News • December 31st, 1999

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