Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Lt. Jason Menard, a Worcester MA Firefighter who died while trying to save his colleagues from a fire incident.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media by Professional Firefighters Association of South Carolina
“Lt. Menard along with his crew from Ladder 5 were making heroic efforts to search for a reported trapped resident along with the baby. While gaining entry to the third floor, Ladder 5 became trapped by heavy fire conditions,” Worcester Fire Department Chief Michael Lavoie said. “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.”
Lt. Jason Menard, 39, leaves behind his wife Tina, and 3 children. Rest in peace brother.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
I’m at a loss for words for why this happens so often in Worcester. It’s an unspeakable tragedy for a man who was set to take his wife and 3 kids to Disney World today. There will be an outpouring of financial and emotional support for his family, because the community always rallies around heroes.
I’d like to use our platform to help in any way possible, I’m just not sure how we can do that. But I’m open to ideas. Jason’s sister is a friend of mine and a long time turtle rider and she is hurting right now. Their family needs our support, so I’m open to any and all suggestions. Feel free to reach out.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & friends of Lt. Jason Menard, his fellow firefighters & the Worcester community.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Worcester Fire Lt. Jason Menard, as well as the Worcester Fire Department. This morning’s tragedy is a reminder of the incredible dangers faced each day by our brave first responders.
This is Worcester Fire Lieutenant Jason Menard-He died this morning trying to rescue numerous residents of home that was on fire. Menard leaves behind a wife and 3 children. According to the Worcester fire chief he was scheduled to leave on a family vacation to Disney World later today. #hero