Boston Sparks Association

Boston Sparks Association Boston Sparks Official Website http://www.bostonsparks.com 344 Congress St. Boston Ma. 02210 617 338-9700
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Operating as usual

Some photos of Night #2
11/05/2020

Some photos of Night #2

11/04/2020

Over the past 24hrs and continuing on until further notice, members of A10 have and will be assisting members of Law Enforcement who are on stand by for possible protests and civil unrest due to the Presidential Election.

With the assistance from the Salvation Army over 1000 members of service have been fed and rehabbed.

We would also like to thank S&L Deli in Chelsea for their continued support and quick turnaround of sandwiches at a last minutes notice. Over the years S&L has been a very supportive establishment for the cause and we cannot thank them enough for everything they do.

https://www.facebook.com/SandLsubs
S&L Subs
The Salvation Army of Massachusetts

NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETINGMONDAY NOVEMBER 9TH, 2020 7:30 P.M.THIS MEETING WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING. MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE...
11/02/2020

NOVEMBER BUSINESS MEETING
MONDAY NOVEMBER 9TH, 2020 7:30 P.M.
THIS MEETING WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING. MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A CALENDAR INVITE! WATCH YOUR E-MAIL!
Myself and the Board of Directors with the assistance of member Kenny Beliveau are pleased to announce we will be having a Virtual Meeting on Monday November 9, 2020 from 1930hrs to 2230hrs. We will be using the IFBA Google Meet platform that other Buff Groups such as the Box 52 have used and have been successful with. When the log-in information is sent over it will be emailed out by the Secretary to the General Membership.
Also, nominations come to a close the evening of November 1, 2020. Ballots will be printed and send out in the days following. For the seat of Treasurer, Incumbent Bill Hodges is running unopposed, for the seat of Secretary Incumbent Peter G. Sturgis is running against Member Daniel Lally, and for 2 Director seats, Incumbents Steve Corbett and Pat Dooley are running unopposed.
Any questions or concerns please feel free to call or email me at anytime
Respectfully, Brian Kerins Vice President

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10/30/2020

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The members of the Boston Sparks Association would like to congratulate our friend and Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent ...
10/27/2020

The members of the Boston Sparks Association would like to congratulate our friend and Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Ed Hassan on his retirement tonight after 32 plus years of dedicated service to the City of Boston.

C8 it has been a pleasure working side by side at many incidents and events over the years and we look forward to seeing you around Congress Street!

Today marks the final working day for Deputy Superintendent Ed Hassan. Ed has served the city of Boston for over 32 years. Starting as an EMT back in 1987, he was a promoted to paramedic in 1995 and Deputy Superintendent in 2011. Ed has received some of the department’s highest awards, including the Pozen Paramedic of the Year, Dr. Erwin Hirsch Trauma award, and the Medal of Valor. Assigned to the evening shift as Shift Commander, Ed’s no-nonsense approach and get it done style earned him the respect of all he worked with. The Chief of the Department and all of us at Boston EMS wish Ed a long, healthy and happy retirement.

Boston Sparks Association
10/23/2020

Boston Sparks Association

Secretary Peter Sturgis attended a wonderful ceremony on Sunday honoring Chief Boston Fire Chaplain and Boston Sparks member Father Dan Mahoney. The Charlestown Knights of Columbus Council #62 dedicated their Hall to Fr. Dan, congratulations!

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10/23/2020

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10/16/2020

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10/14/2020

Forty seven years ago....

47th Anniversary
10/14/2020

47th Anniversary

FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY - OCTOBER 14, 1973

Additional photos from Cambridge
10/07/2020

Additional photos from Cambridge

October 7,2020City of Cambridge 3rd Alarm At 05:24 this morning, Cambridge Fire Dept. struck Box 59 for a structure fire...
10/07/2020

October 7,2020
City of Cambridge
3rd Alarm

At 05:24 this morning, Cambridge Fire Dept. struck Box 59 for a structure fire located at 34 Buckingham Street.
Upon arrival, with heavy fire showing from the top floor, a second alarm was ordered followed by a 3rd alarm.
Firefighters rescued an unresponsive occupant with CPR in progress. 3 firefighters were also transported to the hospital.

A-10 responded on the 2nd Alarm and was assisted by
Pro Ambulance.

Items served /dispensed:

Pre-chilled Gatorade
Pre-chilled Water
Cold/wet towels
Rescue Wipes
Snacks
Coffee
20lbs.ice

Upon release from the the 3rd, A-10
was still able to fulfill their commitment at the funeral for Somerville FireFighter Joey Marano,
at the Saint Ignatius Church on the Campus of Boston College. May he Rest In Peace.

A-10 returned at 12:30 hrs.

* Please remember, if you see a fire hose in the road, do not attempt to drive over it. This could puncture the hose and cut off vital water supply to the firefighters.

Thank You BPD Superior Officers Federation! Stay Safe Out There!
10/03/2020

Thank You BPD Superior Officers Federation! Stay Safe Out There!

Additional photos
10/02/2020

Additional photos

10/02/20Boston/3rd AlarmBox1885At 06:08 this morning, Boston Fire Alarm struck Box 1885 for a reported structure fire at...
10/02/2020

10/02/20
Boston/3rd Alarm
Box1885

At 06:08 this morning, Boston Fire Alarm struck Box 1885 for a reported structure fire at 34 Stanley Street in the Dorchester section of the city.

First due companies arrived with heavy smoke and fire showing in the rear. A second alarm was immediately transmitted followed up by a third alarm.
Fire was in a Triple Decker wood frame house.

A-10 responded immediately on the 2nd alarm, soon to be assisted by A11.

Items served/dispensed:
4 cases Gatorade
2 cases water
Coffee
Cold/wet-towels
Rescue Wipes
Snacks
Egg Sandwiches
Dog Biscuits

Both units returned at 10:00 hrs.

*please check out Boston Fire Twitter for add’l pictures and information.

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10/02/2020

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56 years ago today, The Boston Department lost 5 members on Trumbull Street. On October 1, 1964 Box 1671 was struck for ...
10/02/2020

56 years ago today, The Boston Department lost 5 members on Trumbull Street. On October 1, 1964 Box 1671 was struck for a fire in a vacant 4 story toy factory. 5 Alarms would be transmitted, and Fire Lieutenant John J. McCorkle, 53 Engine 24, Fire Lieutenant John J. Geswell, 40 Ladder 26 (detailed to Ladder 4), Firefighter Robert J. Clougherty, 31 Engine 3, Firefighter Francis L. Murphy, 42 Engine 24, Firefighter James B. Sheedy, 37 Ladder 4 were killed when the front wall of the building collapsed.

A civilian, Andrew Sheehan, 25 a “spark” was also injured and died later that morning in the hospital.

12 members were injured but some remained on duty until all the trapped members had been removed..

The Boston Sparks Association wishes to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Assitant Chief Burns and the ...
10/01/2020

The Boston Sparks Association wishes to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Assitant Chief Burns and the Manchester NH Fire Department.

Additional pics/ video from 3rd alarm
09/26/2020

Additional pics/ video from 3rd alarm

Photos from Friday courtesy of Paul Boudreau and friend of A10 Julian Tague
09/26/2020

Photos from Friday courtesy of Paul Boudreau and friend of A10 Julian Tague

09/26/2020

A message from President Paul Boudreau

On Friday afternoon the members of the Boston Sparks Rehab team began preparations to support the members of the Boston Police, State Police and NEMLEC teams assembled for the planned protest and march. We stocked and set up A-10, A-11, Squad 10 with sandwiches, snacks, Gatorade and water.

We deployed to Boston Police Headquarters with A-10 and Squad 10 while A-11 went to TD Garden to support the NEMLEC crews stationed there.

While working the protest support at approximately 19:30 hours Boston Fire Alarm transmitted Box 1785 for the address of 141 Howard Street for a building fire, subsequent addresses received were for 147 Howard Street. Engine 24 arrived first due and ordered the second alarm. The rear of both 145 and 147 Howard were fully involved and fire was spreading to all floors in each building. Aggressive attacks by the first due companies contained the fire from spreading to 143 which sustained heat damage. With all resident out of the buildings companies ran lines to all floors of both buildings and began an aggressive interior fire attack.

A-11 with members Paul Boudreau and Paul Davies were in the vicinity on Melnea Cass Boulevard and responded immediately and arrived with heavy fire showing from the rear of two large 3 ½ story wood frame dwellings.

Squad 10 with members Dan Paglia and Dave Stewart diverted from BPD headquarters to the fire scene and began rehab support operations with A-11 and W-25 from BFD.

The third alarm was transmitted by C7 Deputy Chief Jim Hoar and A-10 with members Tom leone and Matt McSheehy were released from BPD headquarters after serving the hundreds of officers there and responded to the fire.

As the fire was brought under control Squad 10 and A-11 were diverted to the downtown area to continue the support of the law enforcement resources still deployed in the area.

Members Dave Florin and John Harris came in to provide additional help for the rehab teams.

A-10 cleared the third alarm about 23:00 and returned to quarters for cleaning and restocking, A-11 and the Squad returned to quarters from the police detail and about 23:45.

The totals of items distributed for the night were 300 sandwiches from S&L , 22 cases of Gatorade, 30 cases of water as well as numerous carton of chips, cookies and crackers.

09/26/2020

Currently at this time:

A10 is currently providing rehab and support to the members of Boston Police, NEMLEC, MetroLec, and National Guard who are operating in Boston for the planned protest

Squad 10 and A11 are currently operating in Boston at a 3rd Alarm at Box 1785, Fire Locations 141 and 189 Howard Ave

Run # 20-121 (9/22/20)At approximately 0230hrs, A10 with members Brian Kerins and Danny Paglia responded to the Town of ...
09/23/2020

Run # 20-121 (9/22/20)

At approximately 0230hrs, A10 with members Brian Kerins and Danny Paglia responded to the Town of Braintree for their 2nd Alarm Fire at 1579 Washington St. Companies on arrival had heavy fire conditions throughout in a 2.5 story wood frame building which prompted a 2nd Alarm on arrival with additional special calls to the scene.

While on scene crews distributed 3 cases of Water, 3 cases of Gatorade, 2 gallons of hot coffee, 1 box and miscellaneous snacks, 3 dozen dry and wet rehab towels, 2 packs of rescue wipes and 1 bottle of hand sanitizer.

A10 was released by command and returned to quarters in service at 0630hrs.

Photos courtesy of Brian Kerins

09/20/20City of MedfordBox 624At approximately 14:00hrs., A-10 responded to the City of Medford on their 2nd alarm. Fire...
09/21/2020

09/20/20
City of Medford
Box 624

At approximately 14:00hrs., A-10 responded to the City of Medford on their 2nd alarm. Fire location was 90 Alexander Avenue.

Items served/used:
Gatorade
Water
Snacks
Cold WetTowels
Rescue Wipes
30 lbs. Ice

Crews made up and returned at 17:00 hrs.

9/19/20Boston At approximately 18:30 hrs., A-10 responded to an extended incident, a large mulch fire at a landscape sup...
09/20/2020

9/19/20
Boston

At approximately 18:30 hrs., A-10 responded to an extended incident, a large mulch fire at a landscape supply co. in the Roslindale section of the city.

Items dispensed:
Gatorade
Water
Snacks
Coffee
Snickers
Additional scene lighting was also provided. Crews returned at 21:30 hrs.

Additional photos.
09/18/2020

Additional photos.

9/18/20BostonBox 3483At 04:37, Boston Fire Alarm struck a Box for 24 Fairmount Street(corrected address)for a structure ...
09/18/2020

9/18/20
Boston
Box 3483

At 04:37, Boston Fire Alarm struck a Box for 24 Fairmount Street(corrected address)for a structure fire in the Dorchester section of the City.
First due companies arrived with heavy fire showing and a second alarm was ordered.
Immediately following, a 3rd and 4th Alarm was ordered due to multiple dwellings involved.

A10 responded on the 2nd at approximately 04:40

Items Used/ Dispensed
4 cases Gatorade
3 cases water
Snacks
Cold wet towels
Rescue wipes
3 gal. Coffee
Egg Sandwiches
10 blankets ( for victims)
A10 returned at 09:40

4th Alarm Fire on Fairmount St. All residents were safely evacuated from the building.  There are no injuries to report.
09/18/2020

4th Alarm Fire on Fairmount St. All residents were safely evacuated from the building. There are no injuries to report.

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09/18/2020

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09/12/2020

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09/12/2020

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09/11/2020

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09/11/2020

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It was great getting to meet some of your staff today at the museum. Thanks for all that you do for the jakes of Boston and the surrounding areas. ,👍
Thank you for the shirts and the little Firetruck for myself and my son today. I will be back again for a little more of look around.
Thank you to all your members who made the trip up to Portland, Maine on Sunday for the service for Captain Barnes. I was kinda of shocked when I was told that both A10 & A11 were in attendance. It was my pleasure in making sure that your supplies stored inside made it to your dedicated members working the posts on the street. Thanks again for all you do for the public safety family !!
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