Worcester holds virtual ceremony on 1st anniversary of lieutenant's LODD

Worcester Fire Department Lt. Jason Menard died on Nov. 13, 2019 after rescuing fellow firefighters at a four-alarm blaze

By Laura French

WORCESTER, Mass. — The city of Worcester will broadcast a virtual ceremony on the first anniversary of the line-of-duty death of Lt. Jason Menard

Menard, 39, died after becoming trapped while fighting a four-alarm house fire on Nov. 13, 2019. Menard and his crew had been searching the home after a report that mother and baby were trapped on the third floor; the residents were later found to have escaped prior to the crew's entry.

Menard was credited with saving the lives of at least two other firefighters by helping them escape before becoming trapped. He is survived by his wife and their three children. 

The virtual ceremony will be broadcast on the Worcester government website at 4 p.m. ET on Friday. The ceremony will be held in a virtual format due to COVID-19, officials said. 


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