Peabody firefighter James Rice rushed into a three-family home last December fighting through heavy smoke, searching for victims. He collapsed on the second floor of the building and was carried out of the burning home by a fellow firefighter. Rice 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. While Davies was on the first floor, the roof, attic, and second and third floors collapsed, killing him.