Worcester Fire Department Lt. Jason Menard, 39, of Worcester, died while operating at a multi-residential structure fire at 7 Stockholm St. earlier this morning. When his company Ladder 5 arrived at the burning building just before 0100 hours there was heavy fire coming from the building with reports of a baby possibly trapped on the third floor.
Reports are that. “Lt. Menard heroically and selflessly saved his crew, helping a probationary firefighter to the stairs and then returning to help another trapped firefighter, helping him out the window. Fire conditions overtook the third floor at this time, and Lt. Menard was unable to escape.” Three other firefighters were injured the fire, one of whom suffered critical injuries. Lt. Menard leaves behind his wife, Tina, three children and his parents. Our sincere condolences and sympathy to the members of Worcester Fire, the injured members, and the Menard family.