Boston Fire Department
We're number 1! Oh, wait, that's not something to be proud of, is it?
Dude's problem was he used a "send to all" function, so fire officials appointed by the mayor, such as the commissioner, also got his missive.
Two disclosures for the price... Read more
As many of you saw yesterday, there was confusion on the Boston Fire Department Twitter feed. I am a Boston Firefighter, and not knowing that the city was intending to set up an official Twitter feed, I set one up to keep those interested informed of fire department happenings around the city. Upon learning that an official Twitter feed was set up, I shut mine... Read more
Shortly after 3 p.m., Boston Fire tweeted:
Report on Box 3547: Confirmed Building Fire, L6 reports heavy fire on roof, 1 line charged at this time
Which is a little meaningless unless you happen to be either right there or in possession of a list of Boston fire boxes.
Following the success of the Boston Police, The Boston Fire Department is now on Twitter.
This Twitter feed will be updated with information on citywide fire related emergencies whenever possible. Come join us!
The Globe reports the Fire Department's truck maintenance just completely sucks (story has a link to the complete report).
But the Herald thought it warranted the front page to announce a mutual admiration society between upset Hub jakes and Michael Flaherty.
In 1968, firefighter William Carroll rescued a baby, Evangeline Harper, from a burning building:
A newspaper photograph captured their image - a white firefighter from South Boston with his lips pressed to the mouth of a black baby from the Roxbury public housing development - at a time when riots sparked by racial tensions were burning down American cities.
Over 40 years later, they are... Read more
The Globe calls up Raybo (who, you may recall, had a special relationship with firefighters, who let him do stuff like run into burning buildings).
After an outside consultant hired by the local firefighters union found problems yesterday, the Globe reports.
The Globe reports on what has now become obvious after three incidents - one fatal - over the past few days. Keep reading the story to see how maintenance is, naturally, a football between the city and the firefighters union, with each blaming the other for the problem.