During the battle to save the house; FF Rice became trapped when a collapse occurred within the structure. Members went in to recover their comrade & removed him from the building. EMS crews transported him to North Shore Medical Center where he passed away due to the extent of his injuries.
Another fine member of the firefighting community was laid to rest this afternoon after a spectacular funeral mass and procession through the streets of Peabody this afternoon. Thousands of fire fighters from across the country including Canada attended and members of the community gathered to mourn the loss
Peabody Square near Engine 5's house on Lowell Street
Procession to the church