National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 34
Year of Death: 1999

James F. Lyons

James F. Lyons‚ III‚ 34‚ a member of the Worcester Fire Department‚ died in the December 3‚ 1999‚ warehouse fire‚ while searching for two trapped firefighters. Five other firefighters also died in this incident. A former member of the Massachusetts State Police‚ Lyons held a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. He worked as a volunteer in the Why Me program for young cancer patients.

Memorial Posts


Memorial Wall

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  1. “Jay”, simply put, was the greatest man I have ever had the honor of meeting. His work with Cancer patients is one of many charities he held close to his heart. He was a classic text book example of a man that would go out of his way to assist anyone. This world lost a valiant individual on December of 1999

    – Christine
  2. Firemen are a special breed. Always ready to serve. Thank you for your sacrifice. You will always be remembered RIP.

    – Sue
  3. Rest in Peace Lt- you are not forgotten by your Brothers

    – Robert A. Willis
  4. Rest in peace brother.

    – Stacy Waterworth
  5. RIP Brother. We’ll take take it from here

    – FF Dan Proper
  6. I remember. RIP brother.

    – Chris Sinnott
  7. We remember.

    – Mary
  8. R.I.P HERO

    – stacy
  9. Your life and your sacrifice are not forgotten. May God hold your family close, and may you be wrapped in God’s arms.

    – Barbara
  10. RIP Never Forgotten ❤️

    – Ann