For those of you who don’t much about the fire that happened 14 years ago tonight, or the men who fought and died at it…Take some time tonight to read this article published in July of 2000 by Esquire Magazine and jump on scene that cold night in December 14 years ago. From RIT, to incident pre-planning, to thermal imaging technology, the Worcester Cold Storage Fire was the catalyst for change.
One thing is for certain 14 years later, those 6 heroes did not die in vain…
Firefighter Paul Brotherton
Rescue 1 Firefighter Jeremiah Lucey
Rescue 1 Lieutenant Thomas Spencer
Ladder 2 Firefighter Timothy Jackson
Ladder 2 Firefighter James Lyons
Engine 3 Firefighter Joseph McGuirk
Photo courtesy of MJ Fernandez.