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Clive McFarlane: Chief Lavoie’s motivation was fueled by deadly fire

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As a kid growing up in the Tatnuck Square area of Worcester, Fire Chief Michael Lavoie never entertained the idea of becoming a firefighter. When it was time to put food on the table, he started a painting business and figured it would be his lifelong career.

But then his brother, on the advice of a buddy who was a firefighter, joined the Fire Department and pressed Mr. Lavoie to do the same.

He did.

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