UPDATED Video and Fireground Audio: 42-year old James Rice, a Peabody MA Firefighter Killed in the Line of Duty

 

 

Fireground Audio from YouTube

 

 

The Boston area has suffered another kick in the gut with the announcement today of the death of a Peabody MA firefighter who was injured earlier today in a three alarm blaze at a multi-unit building.

According to fire officials and hospital spokesperson, he has been identified as 42-year old James "Jim" Rice, an 11-year veteran of his department.  He leaves behind a wife and three young children.

Brother Rice was taken to North Shore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

He was one of the best loved firefighters on his department and very active in his hometown.  Please pause and pray for our fallen brother, and the grieving young family he leaves behind..

Coverage from Statter911.com

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3 Comments

  • Stewart Deveau says:

    My family and I, along with the members of the Yarmouth Fire Department, Yarmouth, NS, express our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the Family, Friends and the members of the Peabody Fire Department on the sudden and tragic death of Firefighter Rice. May you take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your sorrow. May God Bless and watch over you and May you Rest in Peace Our Brother.

  • EMTCG911 says:

    REST EASY BROTHER

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Rob
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2014-01-27 19:33:00
Ken Nelson
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