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Dedicated to all Massachusetts firefighters who lost their lives
protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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MA Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Dedicated to honor all firefighters - past, present and future - on Tuesday, September 11, 2007.  This permanent Memorial features a center sculpture surrounded by a ring of honor, which will include engraved stones and bricks that celebrate firefighters.

The Memorial is located in Ashburton Park at the Massachusetts State House.

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[Vendome Memorial - 8K]
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Boston FireBuffs, firebuff.com
Vendome Hotel Fire Memorial

Memorial to the nine Boston firefighters who lost their lives at the Hotel Vendome fire on June 17, 1972.

This fire was the worst tragedy in the history of the Boston Fire Department and one of the dozen most deadly fires in the history of U.S. firefighting.

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In Memory of Six Fallen Heros
Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse - December 3, 1999

[FF Brotherton - 3K]
Paul A.
[FF Jackson - 2.5K]
Timothy P.
[FF Lucey - 3K]
Jeremiah M.
[FF Lyons - 2K]
James F.
[FF McGuirk - 2.4K]
Joseph T.
[FF Spencer - 2.5K]
Thomas E.
"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends."
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A Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, Lord, wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late,
Or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to heed my calling and give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to your will, I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.


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Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Honor Roll
[Mass. Flag - 9K] [Mass. Seal - 8.3K] [Firefighters Flag - 10.4K]
| 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 |
| 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 |
| 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 |

(Listings are alphabetical by year.  Current through 12/31/15. Click on the Maltese Cross to return to this index.)

[1981 - 1.4K]
Robert F. Callahan
Oak Bluffs Fire Department
Robert W. Forest
Lynn Fire Department
James M. Gibbons
Boston Fire Department
James J. Koen, Jr.
Salem Fire Department
Paul M. Lentini, Jr.
Boston Fire Department
Robert F. McNeely
Otis ANG Fire Department

[1982 - 1.4K]
Charles J. Czub
Ludlow Fire Department
Raymond J. Deshaies
Holyoke Fire Department
William B. Luce, Jr.
Duxbury Fire Department
Raymond V. McSwiggin
Salem Fire Department
Franklin J. Oliver
Provincetown Fire Department
Russell M. Shea
Gloucester Fire Department
Francis T. Skusevich, Sr.
Lawrence Fire Department

[1983 - 1.4K]
Michael J. Blanchard, Sr.
Southbridge Fire Department
Warren D. Colby
Springfield Fire Department
Edward J. Donovan
Boston Fire Department
Bernard A. Frechette
Newton Fire Department
John L. McDonnell
Braintree Fire Department
Robert J. McPherson
Beverly Fire Department

[1984 - 1.4K]
James A. Flanagan
Dedham Fire Department

[1985 - 1.4K]
Richard J. Daley
Brookline Fire Department
James D. Ealey
Boston Fire Department
Joseph Lemieux
Quincy Fire Department
Roland A. Weatherbee
Belmont Fire Department

[1986 - 1.4K]
Thomas L. Conley
Boston Fire Department
Edward R. Connolly
Boston Fire Department
Louis DeSantis
Revere Fire Department
John B. Gannon
Lowell Fire Department
Herve Y. LeBlanc
Lynn Fire Department

[1987 - 1.4K]
Paul R. Bernard
Fall River Fire Department
Allan A. Wilde
Swansea Fire Department

[1988 - 1.4K]
Paul R. Caron
West Barnstable Fire Department
Anthony Conti, Jr.
Everett Fire Department
Frederick T. Donovan
Chelsea Fire Department

[1989 - 1.4K]
Joseph A. Graziano
Braintree Fire Department
William F. McGuire, Jr.
Lawrence Fire Department
Allan W. Whitcomb
Freetown Fire Department, Cassonet

[1990 - 1.4K]
Roger A. Houghton
Templeton Fire Department, Baldwinville
Hector M. Segura
Haverhill Fire Department

[1991 - .47K]
There were no reported fatalities in 1991.

[1992 - 1.4K]
Lionel Alves
New Bedford Fire Department

[1993 - 1.4K]
Francis J. Baker
Boston Fire Department
Richard H. Melloni, Sr.
Wareham Fire Department
Jesse Pacheco, Jr.
New Bedford Fire Department
Peter S. Sadowski
Webster Fire Department

[1994 - 1.4K]
Stephen F. Minehan
Boston Fire Department

[1995 - 1.4K]
Victor C. Melendy
Stoughton Fire Department

[1996 - 1.4K]
James A. Ellis
Boston Fire Department
Arthur Petit
Holyoke Fire Department

[1997 - .47K]
There were no reported fatalities in 1997.

[1998 - .47K]
There were no reported fatalities in 1998.

[1999 - 1.4K]
Richard C. Bacon
Dunstable Fire Department
Paul A. Brotherton
Worcester Fire Department
Theodore A. Ferrante, Jr.
Revere Fire Department
Timothy P. Jackson
Worcester Fire Department
Jeremiah M. Lucey
Worcester Fire Department
James F. Lyons III
Worcester Fire Department
Joseph T. McGuirk
Worcester Fire Department
John E. Murphy
Russell Fire Department
Joseph R. "Dick" Murphy
Boston Fire Department
David L. Packard
Boston Fire Department
Ronald D. Peters
Everett Fire Department
Thomas E. Spencer
Worcester Fire Department
David J. Watts
Nantucket Fire Department

[2000 - 1.4K]
David C. Fitzgerald
Somerville Fire Department

[2001 - .47K]
Donald E. Souza
Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department

[2002 - .47K]
Gerald W. Nadeau
Fall River Fire Department
Joseph M. Tynan, Jr.
Brookline Fire Department

[2003 - .47K]
Barry M. Bennett
Cambridge Fire Department
Martin "Marty" McNamara V
Lancaster Fire Department
Wayne W. Mickle
MA Wildfire Crew - Bureau of Forest Fire Control - Pittsfield

[2004 - 1.4K]
Irwin E. "Buzz" Gross
Brookline Fire Department
Charles T. "Charlie" Hatch, Jr.
West Bridgewater Fire Department

[2005 - 1.4K]
There were no reported fatalities in 2005.

[2006 - 1.4K]
There were no reported fatalities in 2006.

[2007 - 1.4K]
Paul J. Cahill
Boston Fire Department
David A. Middleton
Boston Fire Department
Kelly L. Page
Lowell Fire Department
Warren J. Payne
Boston Fire Department

[2008 - 1.4K]
John Clasby
Hull Fire Department

[2009 - 1.4K]
Kevin M. Kelley
Boston Fire Department
Paul J. Roberts
Beverly Fire Department

[2010 - .47K]
Kenneth Marshall, Jr.
Rehoboth Fire Department
David Sullivan
Otis Fire Department

[2011 - 1.4K]
Jon D. Davies, Sr.
Worcester Fire Department
Timothy Oliveira
Salisbury Fire Rescue
James "Jim" M. Rice
Peabody Fire Department
Thomas "Todd" Lange
Pittsfield Fire Department

[2012 - .47K]
There were no reported fatalities in 2012.

[2013 - 1.4K]
John T. Austin
Quincy Fire Department
David A. Brier
Middleborough Fire Department

[2014 - 1.4K]
Michael R. Kennedy
Boston Fire Department
Edward J. Walsh
Boston Fire Department

[2015 - .47K]
There were no reported fatalities in 2015.

[2016 - .47K]
There were no reported fatalities in 2016.

[2017 - 1.4K]
Stephen P. Frye
Montgomery Fire Department
Anthony J. Spano
Chicopee Fire Department
Joseph A. Toscano
Watertwon Fire Department

[2018 - 1.4K]
Thomas A. Cannon
Attleboro Fire Department
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Brothers, when you weep for me
Remember that it was meant to be.
Lay me down and when you leave
Remember I'll be at your sleeve.
In every dark and choking hall
I'll be there as you slowly crawl.
On every roof in driving snow
I'll hold your coat and you will know.
In hot cellars in searing heat
At windows where a gate you meet
In closets where young children hide
You know I'll be at your side.
The house from which I now respond
Is over staffed with heroes gone.
Men who answered one last bell
Did the job and did it well.
As fire men we understand
That death's a card dealt in our hand.
A card we hope we never play
But one we hold there anyway.
That card is something we ignore
As we crawl across a weakened floor.
For we know that we're the only prayer
For anyone that might be there.

So remember as you wipe your tears
The joy I know throughout the years.
As I did the job I loved to do
I pray that thought will see you through.

Author Unknown

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