On November 13, 2019, Lt. Jason Menard responded to a fire at 7 Stockholm St. as the leader of Ladder 5. Faced with reports of a baby trapped on the third floor, Menard and his crew went to work despite extreme fire conditions, heavy winds, and freezing cold.
As fire conditions worsened, the crew of Ladder 5 became trapped on the third floor. Putting his crew before himself, Menard led his crew to safety, one crew member out a window, saving his life. Jason Menard never freed himself from the third floor and succumbed to the injuries he sustained in this heroic fire fight.
Jason had a passion for his job and was dedicated to the oath he took to protect the Worcester community without question. His heroic actions are proof of that dedication and his selfless commitment to not only his community but his fellow firefighters.
Jason Menard leaves behind a wife and three children. A proud father and dedicated husband, Jason loved nothing more than his family, together laughing, joking, and enjoying their company. His loss is devastating to his family and his brother and sister firefighters.
For those who would like to help his family and honor the sacrifice Jason has made for others, donations are now being accepted through the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts Foundation. One hundred percent of the donations collected will go directly to Jason’s family.
Donations are being accepted online.
Donations can be mailed to:
Worcester Fire Department Credit Union
34 Glennie St.
Worcester, MA 01605
Checks should be made payable to: PFFM Foundation c/o The Menard Children’s Fund
The PFFM Foundation is a registered 501c3