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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.