Public Safety Line of Duty Death

A New England public servant servant recently died in the line of duty, a reminder of the hazards and stresses faced by the members of the region’s public safety services.

Firefighter Joseph A. Toscano, 54, a 20-year veteran of the Watertown, MA, Fire Department, died as a result of firefighting operations at a two-alarm fire at 29 Merrifield Avenue on Friday, 17 March. May he rest in peace.

Media reports:

Boston Herald: Firefighter, father of 5 killed in blaze (18 MAR 17)

NECN: Firefighter Dies Battling Watertown, Mass. Blaze (17-18 MAR 17)

Boston Herald: Fire witness: ‘Heroics are unbelievable’ (18 MAR 17)

Background information:

Watertown Fire Department

Facebook: Watertown Fire Department

Town of Watertown

Wikipedia: Watertown, Massachusetts


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Thomas Lopatosky is editor & publisher of New England City & Town.
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