Springfield Fire Department mourning loss of one of their own

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.

The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts announced the line of duty death of Kevin Welz.

The union said he died from occupational cancer. He was 64 years old.

“Kevin will definitely be missed by his brothers and sisters on the SFD. Great person and a great firefighter.”

Springfield Fire Department Arson & Bomb Squad Commander Captain Brian Tetreault

According to his obituary, Welz served as a Springfield firefighter for 32 years.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres on Tinkham Road.

A funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church on Chestnut Street in Springfield.

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