Thursday, April 18, 2013
Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to the fund organized by Boston's Fire, Police, EMS organizations.
The Boston First Responders Fund has been established by our city's first responders to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. "(The Boston Marathon) was a sad day for the city of Boston, our state and our nation,” said Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, via press release. “(Patriots' Day) we cared for the victims and today we want to take care of them moving forward. To the families of the victims of (Monday's) tragedy, we can never bring your loved ones back or take away the injuries you sustained from this attack. This fund is one way to hopefully provide comfort in your time of need.” Richie Paris, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718, said 100 percent of donations will go …
The firefighter from Jamaica Plain told the Boston Herald Tuesday he carried a wounded girl to an ambulance during the Marathon Monday bombing.
An Associated Press image of a firefighter carrying a bleeding young girl away from harm taken during the Boston Marathon bombing began circulating locally Wednesday. That firefighter is Jim Plourde of Jamaica Plain, according to the Boston Herald, who reported yesterday the four-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department crawled through scaffolding to get the girl and bring her to an ambulance. The girl, who had a bad leg wound according to the story, was saved. The story of Carlos Arredondo made headlines Tuesday. He ran toward the flames Monday and managed to help a man who lost his leg in the blast to an ambulance. Arredondo is a known anti-war activist from Jamaica Plain.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A wreck in Hyde Square early Monday morning left a light pole knocked down and probably would have smashed the storefront at Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo — except for a Ford Bronco that took the brunt of the impact.
UPDATE, 3:11 p.m. — Police have issued citations for speeding and other offenses to the pole-snapping Bronco flipper allegedly responsible for this wreck. ~~~~~ A worker at popular Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo in Hyde Square is giving thanks to a Ford Bronco that absorbed the impact from an early morning crash — preventing massive damage to the store. A car apparently knocked down a street light and slammed into a parked Ford Bronco, as can be seen in the incredible photos residents have posted to JP Patch. While Patch is still gathering details — police haven't tracked down the incident report quite yet — it's clear the damage to the recently-moved tattoo parlor could have been much worse. "That Bronco died to save our shop," said David, who …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Construction workers disrupted a gas pipe at 67 Day St., fire officials confirm.
Fire officials say construction workers caused a gas pipe leak at 67 Day St. The residence has been evacuated, according to Steve MacDonald of the Boston Fire Department. "Gas main hit outside my apartment on Day st in JP," Tweeted a resident who uses the handle Smacthy. "So many firefighters and national grid people." Fire and utility officials are still investigating, MacDonald said, but there are no injuries and the situation is under control. It took place at 3:34 p.m. Want to know the moment big fire and police news happens? Sign up for breaking news alerts from JP Patch.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Engine 28/Tower Ladder 10 firehouse in Jamaica Plain has a great new Facebook page worth checking out, and other essential daily tidbits for JP residents.
1. Forecast: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. 2. New Facebook Page for JP Firehouse: If you've ever wondered what life is like on the job for the firefighters of Engine 28/Tower Ladder 10, there's a great new resource. The firehouse has launched a new Facebook page. It has great historical photos and will get you connected with the men and women who help keep JP safe. 3. Brown/Warren Debate: Tune in to WBZ Thursday at 7 p.m. to see U.S. Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown go head to head in their first live televised debate of the campaign. See here for more details. 4. Finding Information on the Candidates: The current political climate is ugly and it is hard to find fact-based, unbiased information on candidates. The Boston…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Police and firefighters would be relayed vital personal information about people during an emergency situation.
A firefighter, police, or person in need of rescue could be saved, if emergency responders know vital information about the people they're rescuing. Boston emergency response leaders continued the conversation of creating a citywide "individual needs" registry that would relay vital personal info during a rescue to firefighters and police. Last Thursday, District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo led a Boston City Council hearing with testimony from Boston Emergency Medical Services, Police, and Fire leaders. Members of the Boston Center for Independent Living and Family Autism Center also spoke. Autistic Children Sometimes Resist Rescue There have been examples of autistic children not cooperating with rescuers, according to Westwood Fire …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Boston City Council mulled a plan to create a volunteer registry of autistic residents, which first responders could use to help rescue special needs residents during a fire.
Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo proposed creating a voluntary registry that would help identify individuals with special needs to public safety workers in a rescue situation. Consalvo made the proposal at Wednesday's City Council meeting. Consalvo said he's working with Bill Cannata on the issue. Cannata is the statewide coordinator for the Autism & Law Enforcement Coalition of the Family Autism Center. Cannata, a Westwood firefighter, was featured in a "Today Show" segment about rescue workers saving kids with special needs. Consalvo recounted a story Cannata told him that emphasized why rescue respondents need training on how to work with special needs individuals. "An 18- or 19-year-old autistic person was told by his parents to …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The fire started about midnight Friday. No injuries were reported.
UPDATE: If you'd like to help the people displaced by the fire, a Fire Fund has been set up, according to Neighbors For Neighbors. Here is the link. ~~~~~ A porch fire at 83 Paul Gore Street has caused 14 people to be displaced from their homes, according to fire sources and neighbors. The fire began on the back porch of apartment 6, which is on the third floor. It extended inside. The Boston Fire Department reports there were no known injuries. Steve MacDonald of the Fire Department said the blaze started from careless disposal of a cigarette. The fire did about $100,000 damage, he said. [Editor's note: This post has been updated with information about the cause of the fire and number of people displaced.]
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Menino also plans to establish a panel of energy experts to investigate cause of the Back Bay fire that sparked widespread power outages. Some areas are still blacked out.
Mayor Thomas Menino said in a press conference Thursday he's "frustrated" by NStar's lag-time to restore power to the Back Bay, and hopes the electric company will reimburse $85,000 in city overtime costs, and losses incurred by small businesses. "I want the shareholders to pay for the costs of this accident," Menino told said. "Not the ratepayers." Thursday afternoon there were also reports of explosions at several downtown manholes. He also plans to establish a panel of energy experts that will review NStar generators, and said the city is working with the state Department of Public Utilities to investigate the cause of Tuesday's transformer fire. The four-alarm fire at 6:30 p.m. poured a blanket of thick black smoke over the …
Michael Mitchell of JP-based Tower Ladder 10 joined the officer ranks of the Boston Fire Department on Tuesday.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
The following is a press release from Steve MacDonald of the City of Boston. Tower Ladder 10 is based in JP at the fire station on Centre Street: On Tuesday, before family and friends, the Oath of Office was administered by Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser to two members being promoted in rank. Joining the officer ranks and promoted to Lieutenant were Michael E. Guilfoyle from Engine 16 and Michael Mitchell from Tower Ladder 10. Presenting their certificates and badges to them was Chief of Department Steve Abraira. Present also was the President of Boston Firefighters Local 718, Rich Paris. Also promoted to Lieutenant but unable to attend the ceremony was Jonathan H. Hernandez from Engine 5. He will receive his certificate and badge at a…