These are known as 'the Worcester Six'. Ding On "Tony" Kwan, the building's owner, was not charged, but families of the deceased firefighters sued him for wrongful death for negligently failing to keep out squatters.
The service was broadcast on several national news networks and was attended by President Bill ClintonVice President Al GoreSenator Ted Kennedy and Senator Worcedter Kerry who flew non-stop from Burmawhere he had been attending a diplomatic function. A memorial to the fallen firefighters, created by artist Brian P. Hanlon, is also located at this site.
On November 12,the future AAA affiliate of baseball's Boston Red Soxthe Worcester Red Sox who will start play in announced they would preemptively retire the 6 jersey in honor of the six men who died. Leary established The Leary Firefighters Foundation in the spring of In OctoberLeary held the first "Celebrity Hat Trick" fundraiser including a hockey gamea golf tournament and a dinner.
The proceeds went to Worcester and central Massachusetts fire departments to fund equipment, technology, and training, and to the families of firefighters who died or were injured amssachusetts the line of duty. Firefighters across North America protested that it was insensitive to make a film about fallen firefighters while their children were still young,  and Worcester Fire Fighters IAFF Local wrote to other firefighters asking maseachusetts not to participate in the movie's production.
This resulted in worcrster production company being unable to procure agreements in the United States or Canada to allow the use of firefighter inia, while Canadian firefighters refused to act as extras and fire departments in the Toronto metropolitan area refused to lease firetrucks to the company. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we no longer have such support.
We have therefore decided not to move ahead with this project at this time. The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John Travoltawas based on the events of the Worcester fire, and the screenwriter of the failed version, Scott Silversaid: "[The makers of Ladder 49] were interested in the rights to the movie, but didn't get them.
So they changed the location and the characters and kept the outline of the story. But those who were affected by the Worcester fire would do well to avoid this DVD anyway. It opens with firefighters attacking a large blaze in a tall, narrow, windowless structure.
On a report that vagrants might be trapped in the otherwise deserted building, the firefighters mssachusetts deep into its inner maze. As mature sex chat fire grows more intense, one of them is trapped and apparently doomed. This is Baltimore, not Worcester, and the building is a grain elevator. But the parallels — including the immediate visual one — are creepy.
The movie hardly justifies what pain it might cause.