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On December 3, 1999

6 Firefighters gave their lives

in Worcester, Massachusetts

The fire, the rescue efforts, the recovery efforts, the community support, the international attention, the media coverage,
the memorial ceremonies, the Presidential visit, the fund raising efforts, the coming together, the families.

No fire has had a greater effect on so many firefighters.

The memories of the Worcester Six...

Firefighter Paul A. Brotherton - Rescue 1

Firefighter Jeremiah M. Lucey - Rescue 1

Fire Lieutenant Thomas E. Spencer - Ladder 2

Firefighter Timothy P. Jackson - Ladder 2

Firefighter James "Jay" F. Lyons, III - Engine 3

Firefighter Joseph T. McGuirk - Engine 3

...Will last in our minds and hearts forever.


The old Worcester Central Fire Station was closed and torn down.
On the Franklin Street site of the former Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse,
a new fire station was built and opened in 2008.
After a variety of proposed memorial options
a fitting memorial was built in front of the new
station where the Worcester Six fought
the Final Fire.
Firefighters around the world continue to wear the red W6 on their helmets
as a tribute to the Worcester Six.




The new Franklin Street Fire Station is located on the site of the fire.







The Worcester Six firefighter memorial is in front of the station.








The names, faces, and stories of the Six are forever part of the memorial.










































The above photos were taken by Britton W Crosby
See more of my Worcester Photos.

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This feature was originally posted in 2001.
It has been updated as of Dec 2013.