State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey Offers Condolences to Watertown Fire Department and the Family of Joseph Toscano

State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and the staff at the Department of Fire Services offer their deepest condolences to the family of Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano and to the men and women of the Watertown Fire Department.

Firefighters constantly train, improve firefighting tactics and the equipment and technology used to minimize the danger of the profession. Firefighting is an inherently dangerous job but we are never prepared for the shock and anguish when the ultimate sacrifice is made. The hardest part of the job is losing another firefighter. This firefighter died serving others and protecting his community. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow at this loss.

Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial

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U.S. Fire Administration Report, Firefighter Fatalities in the U.S. in 2013

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