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Funeral Details for Fallen Worcester (MA) Fire Lieutenant

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Memorial details have been announced for late Worcester (MA) Fire Lieutenant Jason Menard, who died earlier this week helping other firefighters escape a structure fire.

According to CBS Boston, the funeral is set for 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at Mercadante Funeral Home, with the funeral set for 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Church.

Scanner audio from the deadly fire

According to, Menard’s death was the ninth line-of-duty death for the department in the last 20 years. The Menard family was scheduled to depart for a vacation to Disney World after his shift ended Wednesday, according to a report from CBS.

The same reported noted that Menard helped a probationary firefighter to the stairs before returning to rescue another firefighter by helping him out the window. Firefighter Chris Pace, who was injured in the four-alarm fire, was as of Wednesday in an intensive care unit.