Jason Menard Wiki
Lieutenant Jason Menard, 39, freed the two crew members, including newly married Chris Pace, from the raging hell, but was later trapped on the third floor.
Jason Menard Age
Lieutenant Jason Menard was 39 years old.
Jason Menard saving two colleagues from house inferno
A Massachusetts firefighter died as a hero after rescuing two of his colleagues from a burning house a few hours before he went on a family trip to Disney World.
The fire broke out on Stockholm Street in Worcester around 1 a.m. on 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. Lieutenant Jason Menard, 39, freed the two crew members, including newly married Chris Pace, from the raging hell, but was later trapped on the third floor.
Menard threw Pace through the window of a third floor saving his life and led another colleague to the stairs to leave.
Pace’s sister-in-law Tiffany Hansmar told WCVB5 : ‘He will always be our hero. And we’re very thankful.
‘Without him (Menard) Chris wouldn’t be here. He would not be here with his son. I wouldn’t be here with my sister waiting for her second. So it is difficult.
Menard had been planning to take his family to Disney World on vacation once his shift ended Wednesday, Fox News reported.
The sending audio of the scanner obtained by MassLive revealed the horror inside the building. “The caller declares that there is fire on the second floor, people still inside and also a baby on the third floor,” you can hear a dispatcher say. Then someone says: ‘Go in there and search and rescue.’
The voices of the firemen are heard screaming and at 1.30 in the morning a call from the crew was sent on 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.