In record-breaking freezing temperatures over the weekend, the Boston Fire Department responded to 1872 emergency calls over 48 hours. The calls ranged from service to medical responses, and multiple fires.
See the statement below from the president and vice president of Boston Firefighters Local 718.
Recently, the BFD responded to a 2-alarm fire at P and 6th.
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God bless the BFD past & present members. On duty 24/7 three hundred sixty five days a year.. Rain, snow, below
zero weather always helping and saving
lives and putting others first.
The next time you see a Fire Fighter be sure to say ” THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.” They certainly deserve it. I am the Son of a Retired Boston Fire Fighter: Francis C McGerity of Engine 2 Ladder 19 (1948-1968) d. 2014. Remember: Our Firefighters are Men/Women, Fathers/Mothers, Sons/Daughters, Brothers/Sisters, Husbands/Wives, Partners/Friends: WE ARE FAMILY!!!!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE! ST FLORIAN PRAY FOR US!
If you get a chance some day visit the Firehouse at K and 4th Street: ENGINE 2. Outside there are several plaques commemorating some very Courageous Firefighters. One in particular is special to me. It is the plaque of FIREFIGHTER ARTHUR P SPACONE 41 “from Southie” Engine 2. He was married with several children. On Dec. 25, 1959 Christmas Eve he volunteered to take my father’s Shift so as he said “you can be home with your little ones, mine are alot older,” There were 3 of us and I was 6 at the time. There was a terrible SNOW STORM that night. An Alarm was called. As the firefighters were exiting the Firehouse making the turn on to K Street Arthur unfortunately lost his footing and was thrown from the back step of the fire engine. He subsequently died of his injuries. It was BOX 7221 in Southie and it was a FALSE ALARM!!
Thank you Arthur Spacone for your 13 yrs of Faithful Service to the people of the City of Boston.
Blessings to the SPACONE FAMILY.