Worcester Previous Coverage

  • Worcester, Mass. Unveils New Firefighter Training Facility

    The $1.7 million building, the result of a partnership between the Leary Firefighters Foundation and EMC Corp., will service firefighters throughout Central Massachusetts.

    News • October 4th, 2007

  • Worcester Fire Offers Support After S.C. Tragedy

    The Worcester fire chief and the head of the city's firefighters union will travel to South Carolina WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Worcester fire chief and the head of the city's firefighters union will travel to South Carolina to help the community heal...

    News • June 19th, 2007

  • Massachusetts Firefighter Kin Sign Off on Worcester Memorial

    Emotional relatives of Worcester's six fallen firefighters applauded the chosen design for a memorial to the slain men yesterday, saying the winning concept was the one they liked best out of nearly 160 entries.

    News • September 28th, 2004

  • Design Chosen For Worcester, Massachusetts Firefighter Memorial

    The Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial Committee has decided the winning design for the memorial to the six firefighters who died in the 1999 warehouse fire.

    News • September 27th, 2004

  • Worcester Union Opposes Movie About Tragic Warehouse Fire

    IAFF Local 1009 in Worcester is asking firefighters not to support a movie about the tragic warehouse fire on December 3, 1999, that claimed the lives of six of their members.IAFF Local 1009 in Worcester, Massachusetts is asking firefighters not to...

    News • March 30th, 2004

  • Developer Settles With Worcester Fire Widows

    The widows of four Worcester firefighters killed in a 1999 warehouse fire have reached a $1 million out-of-court settlement with property owner Ding On "Tony" Kwan of Framingham, a source said. Widows Mary Louise Jackson, Kathleen Spencer, Michelle Lucey...

    News • December 3rd, 2003

  • Grieving For A Hero: Firefighters' Widows Gather To Help Devastated Family

    Standing a few yards from where her volunteer firefighter husband died in a wind-whipped house inferno, Claire McNamara doubled over in unimaginable grief yesterday.

    News • December 2nd, 2003

  • Worcester Takes Site of Tragedy to Build New Station

    Worcester city officials have reached a deal to take the empty lot and build a fire station where six firefighters died in the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage fire.

    News • December 1st, 2003

  • Worcester Moves To Memorialize Six Fallen Heroes

    The Worcester City Council is moving to approve plans for a memorial to the six firefighters who died in December 1999 at the Worcester Cold Storage and Warehouse Co.The Worcester, Massachusetts City Council is moving to approve plans for a memorial to...

    News • November 11th, 2003

  • FEMA Releases Review of Deadly 1999 Worcester Mass. Fire

    A technical review of the 1999 Worcester, Mass., fire that claimed six firefighters is being released by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today.WASHINGTON, D.C. - A technical review of the 1999 Worcester...

    News • September 4th, 2003

  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Unveils “Bricks of Honor” for PG County Fire/EMS, Worcester

    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) today unveiled a new section in the ‘Walk of Honor’ dedicated to the six Worcester, Massachusetts firefighters killed in the cold storage warehouse fire on December 3, 1999, and all fallen...

    News • May 13th, 2003

  • Homeless Couple Gets Probation in Worcester Tragedy

    A formerly homeless couple who accidentally started a warehouse blaze that killed six firefighters will serve no jail time

    News • May 30th, 2002

  • Mutual Aid: Statewide Mobilization Task Forces Respond To Worcester

    Mark J. Cady reports on the massive mobilization of mutual aid units to respond to the scene of the fire and cover vacant stations. Article Available Online Soon!          

    News • July 1st, 2000

  • The Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire: Box 5-1438

    Harvey Eisner interviews the initial incident commander at the fire that claimed the lives of six firefighters.Editor's note: This article is based on an official interview between Harvey Eisner and the initial incident commander six months after the...

    News • July 1st, 2000

  • The Worcester Tragedy: The Recovery

    Efforts to recover the bodies of the six Worcester firefighters continued non-stop for eight days.After the fire was knocked down and exterior streams were shut, it was determined that to prevent further injury or death to operating personnel, the...

    News • February 29th, 2000