Lt. Jason Menard Wiki
Lieutenant Jason Menard, 39, died after saving two of his fellow firefighters from a house fire in Worcester, Massachusetts. He released the two crew members, including newly married Chris Pace, from the raging hell, but then got caught on the third floor.
Lt. Jason Menard Age
He was 39 years old.
Lt. Jason Menard Wife & Children
He was married to his wife Tina. He has three children
Lt. Jason Menard Career
Menard was with the department since 2010.
Lt. Jason Menard Death & Cause
The fire broke out on Stockholm Street in Worcester around 1 am Wednesday. When firefighters arrived at the scene, a woman and a baby were trapped in the building; They were released, but two crew members were trapped on the third floor. Menard threw Pace through a third-floor window to save his life and led another colleague to the stairs to leave. The audio delivery of the scanner obtained by MassLive revealed the horror inside the building. “The caller declares that there is a fire on the second floor, people still inside and also a baby on the third floor,” a dispatcher is heard saying. Then someone says: “Enter there and search and rescue.” The shouts of the firemen are heard and at 1.30 in the morning a call from the crew was sent to the third floor.
A fireman says: “It’s very hot here.”
Another adds: “We need a ladder up here now.”
The fireman replies: “We are sending a team to pick you up.”
Almost an hour after the fire, a crew member says: “We are still missing a member.”
Worcester fire chief Michael Lavoie said strong winds hindered efforts to reach Menard. He was finally located and taken to the hospital, but died there.
Three colleagues, including Pace, were also taken to the hospital; two were discharged, but Pace remains there.
Pace, who has been in the apartment for 18 months and married two months ago, was left with a collapsed lung, eight broken ribs, 13 fractures and third degree burns throughout the body.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Lieutenant Jason Menard, 39, died while saving two of his fellow firefighters from a house fire in Worcester, Massachusetts
- The fire broke out in a house on Stockholm Street in Worcester around 1 a.m.
- When firefighters arrived at the scene, a woman and a baby were trapped in the building; two of the crew were trapped on the third floor
- Menard helped a test firefighter to the stairs and then returned to rescue another trapped firefighter, helping him out the window.
- Menard, who had been in the department since 2010, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
- Menard had been planning a trip to Disney World with his family after his Wednesday shift ended
- The American Red Cross said up to 15 people were displaced from the fire, which is still under investigation.