Thomas Edward “Red” Lovett Sr. was born raised and resided in the small community of the north west corner of Connecticut. For over a decade before he passed he worked for a dry cleaning company as a presser and truck driver. He was also a protectionist at local movie theaters and a local private high school. He was member of Lakeville Hose Co a volunteer fire service in the town of Salisbury CT for around 15 years at the time of his death. On the morning of July 23 at around 130 a fire started inside the electrical box of the home that rapidly spread. Lovett according to his wife awoke to the smell of smoke and quickly got his wife out of the house via a window of their second story bedroom. Thomas in true firefighter fashion went to get everyone else up and out to safety. I wish at this point it could end in a heroic story where everyone gets out safe but tragically it does not. While he was heroic in getting his wife out safely in the end Thomas his two sons his father as well as a friend of the family perished in the second story bedroom trying to get out of the house. It’s stated that upon arriving on scene the smoke and fire conditions prevented firefighters from entering the house for around 20 minutes. Lovett bravely served his committee for 15 years and died trying to save lives of those who needed it.