Boston Fire Department

By - 8/14/08 - 10:07 am

How would you caption this photo? OK, not really a contest, since there's no prize (but I assume it's still void where prohibited).

By - 7/27/08 - 4:32 pm

So the FBI is investigating medical-retirement practices in the Boston Fire Department and now some of the medical records involved in that investigation have disappeared, so the FBI has to launch a new investigation into that investigation.

By - 7/14/08 - 8:24 am

But, come on:

... At the least, Arroyo's injury claim and subsequent bodybuilding competition came at an awkward time. In mid-April, a federal grand jury issued scores of subpoenas to Boston firefighters as part of a criminal investigation into years of questionable disability injury claims by retired and active firefighters of all ranks. ...

By - 6/15/08 - 10:33 am

Krank Kether lives in that Jamaica Plain triple decker that nearly burned to the ground on Thursday and she wants to praise the firefighters who responded (two of whom were hurt):

... I lost a lot, other people in other units lost more and less than I did. But those are possessions. We all have our lives.

This isn't so much an attention

... Read more
By - 6/4/08 - 9:38 am

And such a shame so many got sick on Memorial Day when they couldn't enjoy the holiday.

By - 5/25/08 - 11:49 am

The Globe reports yet another Boston firefighter has run afoul of the law: This time for allegedly soliciting sex for a fee.

An officer disguised as a prostitute was standing at a public parking lot near Blue Hill Avenue and La Grange Place at about 10:50 p.m. Friday when Collin M. Herelle pulled up in his white Cadillac and offered the officer $29 for

... Read more
By - 4/29/08 - 1:38 pm

Firefighters demand respect from media following months of stories involving alleged drug use, federal probes, etc., etc.

What's interesting in comparing the stories by the Globe (above) and Herald is how the Globe explains that when firefighters started yelling how they are tired of being treated like "dogs" by the media, they were referring to a Herald editorial calling on the city... Read more

By - 4/27/08 - 7:50 pm

A Boston firefighter was arrested after being spotted buying OxyContin from a dealer at the Broadway T stop, Channel 5 reports. His brother-in-law is a top Boston cop.

And now the feds are looking at the Boston Fire Department.
Boston firefighter faces assault and battery charges.
Alleged pot-smoking firefighter also alleged girlfriend-beating firefighter.
Maybe Boston firefighters should be pushing... Read more

By - 3/30/08 - 2:50 pm

On Saint Patrick's Day, Ladder 28 broke down and had to be taken to the maintenance and repair facility over on Southampton Street. Usually, the Boston Fire Department has plenty of spare ladders to send to the firehouses that need them...but as Murphy's Law would have it, they too were having problems.... Read more

By - 3/25/08 - 4:34 pm

Suffolk County DA Dan Conley announced today he's done with his investigation into the fatal fire that killed Boston firefighters Warren Payne and Paul Cahill and that he found nothing criminal.

In addition, I have authorized the release of the contents of our entire investigative file, including autopsy and toxicology results, to Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick J. Fraser, Jr. and the Boston Fire Department's

... Read more
By - 3/24/08 - 5:19 pm

Wayne Abron of Dorchester pleaded innocent this morning in Roxbury District Court to two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, one count of assault and battery on his girlfriend, and single counts of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Abron allegedly went after police officers trying to keep him from attacking his girlfriend on Howard... Read more

By - 3/14/08 - 10:24 am

Nothing like a little fear, surprise and the comfy chair to liven up the contract talks. But how come the firefighters local isn't warning Charlestown about how Tom Menino wants to incinerate them in a blinding ball of LNG death flame?

Dear Boston Herald: You're getting carried away with this "jakes" thing. Jakes, jakes, jakes. Jakes on a rake. Jakes in a quake. Jakes... Read more

By - 3/11/08 - 12:13 pm

Click on through for a rockem-sockem loosey-goosey summary of the media coverage of this story, which was varied to say the least. Will the grand but lightweight Globe take the short-but-sweet prize for best writeup? Or will the rough, battle-hardened Herald take the Globe to the cleaners? What about the litter transit pulp papers? How do the Kings of Swooshing Animations and Lead-Ins fare?

First... Read more

By - 3/7/08 - 5:27 pm

The Globe reports a Boston firefighter, in uniform and in a department vehicle, was arrested in Dorchester this afternoon on drug-possession charges after police spotted him smoking what appeared to be marijuana.

The arrest comes one day after the Boston firefighters union stormed out of contract talks that have largely stalemated over the issue of mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

By - 2/29/08 - 8:48 am

Boston fire test will be voided:

State civil service officials will scrap the results of a Boston firefighter promotional exam after an investigation of cheating allegations showed that numerous firefighters talked during the test, brought cellphones into the testing room, and took unusually frequent trips to the men's room, say two public officials briefed on the probe results. ...

Let's not forget... Read more

By - 2/26/08 - 8:53 am


Compare his column with Peter Gelzinis's column on Saturday, when this was all still breaking news.