March 17–Officials have identified the firefighter killed Friday after battling a 2-alarm blaze in Watertown.
Authorities identified the firefighter as Joseph Toscano, 54, of Randolph.
Toscano died of a medical emergency that he suffered during the fire, according to a statement from Randoph Police Chief William Pace.
“Earlier today, the public safety community lost one of its own and the Town of Randolph lost a resident,” Pace said.
“On behalf of the Randolph Police Department and the entire community, I offer my most sincere condolences to the Toscano family, including Joseph’s wife and five children,” he continued.
Toscano was a member of the Watertown Fire Department for more than 20 years.
The blaze broke out at a Merrifield Avenue home at 10:30 a.m. A firefighter was injured and taken to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, CBS Boston reported.
Toscano died shortly after noon. He may have had a heart attack.
By Melissa Hanson, MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.
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