Crafted by artist Brian P. Hanlon, the three-piece tribute to the six fallen firefighters in the December 3, 1999 fire was unveiled to the public on December 3, 2008; nine years after the tragic fire and on the very spot where the warehouse once stood.
The artist used three elements to create this wonderful tribute:
The figure represents the present reflecting on what happened in the tragedy. He is a beautifully detailed firefighter, dressed in full modern gear.
In the middle is a fireman's topcoat folded with a fireman's helmet resting on top. A plaque affixed to the front of the pedestal reads, "On this site on December 3, 1999, six brave Worcester firefighters lost their lives in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire."
Lastly, a 12-foot by 6-foot granite wall depicts six firefighters all working together. The figures are not meant to be likenesses; they "impart the spirit of the job."
Anyone wishing to view this fine tribute may do so by visiting the Franklin Street Fire Station at the site of Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire. The tribute is located on the left-hand side of the main entrance.