The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge that connects the town of Shrewsbury with the city of Worcester was lighted in red to honor Worcester Firefighter Lieutenant Jason J. Menard, a hero who fallen in the line of duty, beeing trapped in a building fire. He was married and a father of three children.
Lt. Menard, 39, was a Worcester firefighter was a firefighter for 9 years, assigned to Ladder 5, Group 2 at McKeon Road Fire Station. Colleagues say he “heroically and selflessly saved his crew” battling a four-alarm fire in 7 Stockholm Street in Worcester on Wednesday, November 13, said Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie.
It is with a heavy heart that Chief Michael Lavoie announces the devastating loss of Lt. Jason Menard, a member of WFD since 2010 assigned to Ladder 5, Group 2 at McKeon Road Fire Station. He leaves behind his wife Tina, 3 children & parents. Please keep them in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/VYYpHhvzcL
— Worcester Fire Dept. (@WorcesterFD) November 13, 2019
Donations are now being accepted through @THE_PFFM. 100% goes directly to Lt. Jason Menard's family. Donations can be made at https://t.co/9cPdzOAQzo or mailed to Worcester Fire Department Credit Union made payable to: PFFM Foundation care of The Menard Children’s Fund pic.twitter.com/6i7jNOTvHI
— Worcester Fire Dept. (@WorcesterFD) November 14, 2019