Mass. firefighter sees dead brother's face in soot on turnout coat

Other firefighters told Firefighter Jason Farrar that his brother must have had his back when he responded to a recent house fire


By FireRescue1 Staff

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — A firefighter in Massachusetts believes the face of his dead brother is imprinted in soot on the back of his turnout coat.

Firefighter Jason Farrar's brother died in 2005 while serving in Iraq, according to WCVB.

"He only had a couple of weeks left to come home," Firefighter Farrar said.

Had he not left his PPE for other firefighters to clean, Firefighter Farrar may have never noticed the image.

The other firefighters told Firefighter Farrar that his brother must have had his back when he responded to a recent house fire in which all residents and firefighters left the scene unharmed.

"It's just a mark on jacket," Firefighter Farrar said.

"It isn't something that will be there forever, but to me the memory of him will be. That's what matters."

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