Thursday, August 30, 2007

Boston Weeps

2 firefighters die, 12 hurt in West Roxbury blaze
Responders trapped as flames engulf West Roxbury restaurant, spread to adjacent businesses
By John C. Drake and Donovan Slack, Globe Staff August 30, 2007
Two Boston firefighters were killed and at least 12 others were injured Wednesday night as flames rushed through a restaurant in West Roxbury, collapsing the roof and trapping crews inside, public safety officials said.
The two veteran firefighters who died, Paul J. Cahill, 55, of Scituate and Warren J. Payne, 53, of Canton, were identified by the officials and a firefighter on the scene. They were the first deaths of firefighters in a fire since 1994.
Cahill and Payne both were assigned to the West Roxbury fire house on Centre Street, headquarters of Engine 30, Ladder 25.

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Guess it's off to Mass for me. If you would like to do something, go here. The flowers people leave at the scene of an incident such as this are nice and all. However, if you really want to do something concrete, help the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

1 comment:

Mychals Prayer said...

Here's a prayer for the firefighters making the rounds in the Catholic parishes and firehouses of West Roxbury. I invite all to join in this prayer. Thanks.
John M. Kelley ("Mychals Prayer"),
West Roxbury

Prayer for our fallen Firefighters
with Father Mychal Judge: FDNY chaplain, "the Saint of 9/11"

God, our Father, we ask for your mercy and compassion.
Jesus, our Lord, we ask for your love and healing.
Holy Spirit, our Comforter, we ask for your infusion of the spiritual presence of God.

Holy God, through the intercession of your servant, Father Mychal Judge,
we humbly ask for mercy and peace for your servants, Paul Cahill and Warren Payne.

Merciful God, we ask for healing and strength for
their families and loved ones, their colleagues, and the injured.

Dear Father Mychal, friend to all on earth and in heaven,
please take them all by the hand and lead them to the healing power of God
through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

(follow with Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)