Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Boston Box 1579

Today, the Boston Fire Department lost 2 members on a fire at 298 Beacon Street. The firefighters were from the firehouse right down the street from the NCEMSF hotel I was at earlier this month - in fact, L15/E33 showed up at the hotel several times for false alarm activations on that Saturday,

It was absolutely heartbreaking to be walking the halls of Capitol Hill, seeing the incident unfold on Twitter. Social Media is a great tool... but it also has limitations, and there wasn't a lot of information until BFD spoke with the press this evening.
Mark is someone I follow on Twitter, and I think he said it best. In the Boston area, Firefighters are called "Jakes". Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy leave behind family and friends, and a whole city is in mourning.

Godspeed, gentlemen.

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