Peabody firefighter James Rice rushed into a three-family home last December fighting through heavy smoke, searching for victims. He did not survive. Worcester firefighter John Davies entered a three-family building that was on fire last December searching for a person trapped in a rear bedroom. He was killed. The two brave Bay State firefighters gave the ultimate sacrifice. They will receive medals of honor posthumously at the state’s 23rd annual “Firefighter of the Year” awards.
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