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Thank You Chief Bright!
12/10/2019

Thank You Chief Bright!

On this day, we honor the #courage and #sacrifice of the #PearlHarbor #heroes. #HonorThem #PearlHarborDay78
12/07/2019

On this day, we honor the #courage and #sacrifice of the #PearlHarbor #heroes. #HonorThem #PearlHarborDay78

Don't forget to call and make you're reservations today! 617-338-9700
12/04/2019

Don't forget to call and make you're reservations today!
617-338-9700

The 2019 December Boston Sparks Association Membership Meeting and Dinner will be Monday December 9th in Quarters at 344 Congress Street, South Boston. Meal at 1900hrs, Meeting at 2000hrs. The meal this month will be prepared by Friday Night Chef Chuck Gaskill, & his apprentices, Rolls w/Butter-Tossed Salad – Roast Beef- Mashed Potatoes- Mixed Vegetables– Coffee w/Desert. Price for the meal will be $18 per person. If you wish to make a reservation, please make it by Thursday, December 5th at 1800hrs so the meals can be ordered and prepared. Guests are welcome! PLEASE NO LAST MINUTE RESERVATIONS!! Call 617-338-9700
Free parking and shuttle service will be available after 1700hrs at the Shaughnessy and Ahern Lot at D & Cypher Streets or discounted parking ($6) will be available after 1700hrs at the Farnsworth Street Garage. See Steve Corbett or Bill Hodges for ticket.

This months presentation will be from FDNY Lt. John Acritani, and BSA Member & FDNY Fire Dispatcher Bill Ladell on the history of the FDNY Field Comm Unit, its use today and how its members work at multiple alarm fires.

Today, on the 20th anniversary of December 3rd, we remember and honor FF Brotherton, FF Jackson, FF Lucey, FF Lyons, FF ...
12/03/2019

Today, on the 20th anniversary of December 3rd, we remember and honor FF Brotherton, FF Jackson, FF Lucey, FF Lyons, FF McGuirk, LT Spencer.

Our Heroes Fallen but not forgotten.

#W6 #WFD #WorcesterFireDepartment

My #Hydrants cleared, how about yours?
12/03/2019

My #Hydrants cleared, how about yours?

Let us NEVER FORGET the ultimate sacrifice these 6 men made 20 years ago today at the Worcester Cold Storage Fire #Never...
12/03/2019

Let us NEVER FORGET the ultimate sacrifice these 6 men made 20 years ago today at the Worcester Cold Storage Fire
#NeverForgetWorcester6

December 3rd is the 20th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage Fire which took the lives of 6 members of the Worcester Fire Department. Please take a moment to remember them, their families and all those who were forever changed by it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_Cold_Storage_and_Warehouse_Co._fire

https://www.learyfirefighters.org/

Runs #19-151 & 152 (12/1/19)At 1320hrs A10 and Squad 10 with members Tom Leone and Dave Stewart responded to the City of...
12/02/2019

Runs #19-151 & 152 (12/1/19)

At 1320hrs A10 and Squad 10 with members Tom Leone and Dave Stewart responded to the City of Cambridge for their 2nd Alarm Fire at Box 512, Fire Location 32 Church Street, The Border Cafe.

Companies on scene had a fire in the duct work that extended and went up the vent shafts.

While on scene crews distributed 2 cases of Gatorade, 2 cases of Water, 1 dozen towels, and 75 hand warmers.

A10 and Squad 10 returned to quarters in service at 1630hrs.

Squad 10 returned back to the scene around 1700hrs as companies went back and found some hidden extension and all companies were working. On scene served an additional 1 case of Gatorade and 1 case of water.

Squad 10 returned at 1900hrs to restock and get ready for the snow storm that was starting to roll in.

Photos courtesy of Dave Stewart, Tom Leone, Cambridge Fire Facebook and Julian Tague

Run #19-150 (11/29/19)At 1215hrs while on the road doing supply runs, A10 with members Brian Kerins and Dave Stewart res...
12/02/2019

Run #19-150 (11/29/19)

At 1215hrs while on the road doing supply runs, A10 with members Brian Kerins and Dave Stewart responded to the City of Cambridge for their 2nd Alarm Fire at Box 481, Fire Location 26 Harvard Yard.

Companies on scene had fire in the Generator Exhaust Pipe system and had difficult access getting to the seat of the fire.

While on scene crews distributed 4 gallons of coffee, 2 gallons of hot chocolate, 3 cases of Gatorade, 3 cases of Water, 1 dozen winter gloves, 2 dozen towels and over 70 hand warmers.

A10 returned to quarters to restock and fuel up at 1630hrs.

Photos courtesy of Brian Kerins and Dave Stewart

Run #19-149 (11/22/19)At approximately 1540hrs A10 and A11 with members Paul Boudreau, Dave Stewart, Danny Paglia and Da...
12/02/2019

Run #19-149 (11/22/19)

At approximately 1540hrs A10 and A11 with members Paul Boudreau, Dave Stewart, Danny Paglia and Dave Florin responded to the City of Quincy their 3rd Alarm Fire at Box 1742, Fire Location 207 Winthrop St.

First arriving companies had heavy fire conditions from a large 2.5 story wood frame residential building and strong winds from Quincy Bay which prompted a 2nd and 3rd Alarm to be sounded within minutes after arrival.

Due to the weather conditions and the additional alarms being transmitted, A10 members Brian Kerins, John Harris, and Billy Hodges headed direct to the scene to assist assets already on scene.

While on scene, crews distributed 3 gallons of hot coffee, 1 gallon of hot chocolate, 4 cases of Gatorade, 3 cases of Water, 25 pizzas, 40 bowls of beef stew, 2 boxes of miscellaneous snacks, 2 dozen towels and 40lbs of rock salt.

All units returned to quarters in service at 2100hrs.

Photos courtesy of Brian Kerins, Dave Stewart and Dave Florin

Today is the 77 th anniversary of The Coconut Grove Fire Boston, MA Nov 28, 1942. With 492 lives lost & countless others...
11/28/2019

Today is the 77 th anniversary of The Coconut Grove Fire Boston, MA Nov 28, 1942.

With 492 lives lost & countless others injured it is arguably one of the most tragic fires in history. It is recorded as the deadliest nigh club fire in American History, & second only to the 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire in Chicago that killed 602 people as the 2nd deadliest single building fire in American History.

This fire would set the groundwork for many City & State Fire protection codes throughout the Country specifically those related to restaurants & night clubs.

Dont forget to make you're reservations!!Meeting open to all!!
11/24/2019

Dont forget to make you're reservations!!
Meeting open to all!!

The 2019 December Boston Sparks Association Membership Meeting and Dinner will be Monday December 9th in Quarters at 344 Congress Street, South Boston. Meal at 1900hrs, Meeting at 2000hrs. The meal this month will be prepared by Friday Night Chef Chuck Gaskill, & his apprentices, Rolls w/Butter-Tossed Salad – Roast Beef- Mashed Potatoes- Mixed Vegetables– Coffee w/Desert. Price for the meal will be $18 per person. If you wish to make a reservation, please make it by Thursday, December 5th at 1800hrs so the meals can be ordered and prepared. Guests are welcome! PLEASE NO LAST MINUTE RESERVATIONS!! Call 617-338-9700
Free parking and shuttle service will be available after 1700hrs at the Shaughnessy and Ahern Lot at D & Cypher Streets or discounted parking ($6) will be available after 1700hrs at the Farnsworth Street Garage. See Steve Corbett or Bill Hodges for ticket.

This months presentation will be from FDNY Lt. John Acritani, and BSA Member & FDNY Fire Dispatcher Bill Ladell on the history of the FDNY Field Comm Unit, its use today and how its members work at multiple alarm fires.

A10 and A11 are currently operating in Quincy at their 3rd Alarm at Box 1742. Fire Location 207 Winthrop St, Hough's Nec...
11/22/2019

A10 and A11 are currently operating in Quincy at their 3rd Alarm at Box 1742. Fire Location 207 Winthrop St, Hough's Neck.
Companies have heavy fire in the core of the building and have heavy wind conditions.

Squad 10 is currently covering the response area

Brian Kerins Photo

Never Forget Worcester 6
11/21/2019

Never Forget Worcester 6

Available ONLINE and PICKUP

50% of proceeds will go directly to Jason Menard’s family and 50% will go to the 100 Club of Massachusetts. This organization helps the families of fire fighters and police who die in the line of duty.
Below is a link to purchase.

https://www.corpsmanup.com/collections/worcester-fire-dept-w6-never-forget-shirts

Pickup available at:
Palomar Printing
232 West Boylston St.
West Boylston, MA 01583

Cash only for pickup orders.

Message from President Paul Boudreau:On Monday November 18, the Boston Sparks Association A-10 Rehab Unit was honored to...
11/19/2019

Message from President Paul Boudreau:

On Monday November 18, the Boston Sparks Association A-10 Rehab Unit was honored to provide support services to The Worcester Fire Department and to assist our fellow fire rehab organization Box 4 at the LODD Funeral. This was a great team effort from many organizations to come together to provide some comfort for the thousands that attended the services to honor Lt. Jason Menard of Worcester Ladder 5 who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty while saving his fellow firefighters last week.
The relief and rehab was truly a group effort with many providing so much to make it a little easier on the members attending this solemn event in the less than desirable weather. So I offer a big thank you to all the groups who worked hard at this event including Box 4, Providence Canteen, The Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Association, The Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department, The Salvation Army and any others I may have missed.

Photos courtesy of Paul Boudreau

11/18/2019

A10 and A11 and members of the Somerville Auxiliary Fire Department will be out in Worcester today assisting our sister organization Box 4 Special Services Canteen with the funeral services for the late Worcester Fire Lieutenant Jason Menard who made the ultimate sacrifice on Wednesday November 12th on Stockholm Street.

SQUAD 10 will be in service and covering the response area.

Somerville Auxiliary Fire/CERT Team
Box 4 Special Services Canteen

Dedham Firefighters IAFF Local #1735
11/16/2019

Dedham Firefighters IAFF Local #1735

Thank you to Westwood Fire, Needham Firefighters, Norwood Fire, Boston Fire, Boston Sparks Association , Fallon Ambulance , Norfolk County Control, Dedham Police & Dedham E911 Dispatch for their help with our Working Fire at the Endicott Estate Maintnance Barn on East St early this morning.

The 2019 December Boston Sparks Association Membership Meeting and Dinner will be Monday December 9th in Quarters at 344...
11/14/2019

The 2019 December Boston Sparks Association Membership Meeting and Dinner will be Monday December 9th in Quarters at 344 Congress Street, South Boston. Meal at 1900hrs, Meeting at 2000hrs. The meal this month will be prepared by Friday Night Chef Chuck Gaskill, & his apprentices, Rolls w/Butter-Tossed Salad – Roast Beef- Mashed Potatoes- Mixed Vegetables– Coffee w/Desert. Price for the meal will be $18 per person. If you wish to make a reservation, please make it by Thursday, December 5th at 1800hrs so the meals can be ordered and prepared. Guests are welcome! PLEASE NO LAST MINUTE RESERVATIONS!! Call 617-338-9700
Free parking and shuttle service will be available after 1700hrs at the Shaughnessy and Ahern Lot at D & Cypher Streets or discounted parking ($6) will be available after 1700hrs at the Farnsworth Street Garage. See Steve Corbett or Bill Hodges for ticket.

This months presentation will be from FDNY Lt. John Acritani, and BSA Member & FDNY Fire Dispatcher Bill Ladell on the history of the FDNY Field Comm Unit, its use today and how its members work at multiple alarm fires.

‪The Boston Sparks Association extends sincerest condolences to the family, coworkers and friends of Lt. Jason Menard. H...
11/13/2019

‪The Boston Sparks Association extends sincerest condolences to the family, coworkers and friends of Lt. Jason Menard. He leaves behind his wife Tina, 3 children & parents. Please keep them in your prayers.

#VETERANS #DAY #REMEMBER #ALL #WHO #SERVRE #PAST & #PRESENT #ELEVENTH #MONTH #ELEVENTH #DAY #ELEVENTH #HOUR #WE #REMEMBE...
11/11/2019

#VETERANS #DAY #REMEMBER #ALL #WHO #SERVRE #PAST & #PRESENT #ELEVENTH #MONTH #ELEVENTH #DAY #ELEVENTH #HOUR #WE #REMEMBER #HONOR #COURAGE #COMMITMENT #CHARACTER #DUTY #VALOR #INTEGRITY #SERVICE 🇺🇸

Cambridge MA Fire Department
11/10/2019

Cambridge MA Fire Department

Thanks always to Boston Sparks Association A-10 for their faithful support of the fire service 24/7/365 in any weather conditions - shown with Somerville Fire HQ Dist.Chief Frank Lee who took charge of the RIT (rapid intervention team) companies at the fire.

Runs 19-142, 19-143 (11/6/19)At approximately 0815hrs A10 and Squad 10 with members Billy Hodges, Brian Kerins, Danny Pa...
11/10/2019

Runs 19-142, 19-143 (11/6/19)

At approximately 0815hrs A10 and Squad 10 with members Billy Hodges, Brian Kerins, Danny Paglia and Chuck Gaskill responded to the City of Waltham for their 3rd Alarm Fire, and later Tier 1 Hazmat for an unknown chemical spill, at 41 Athletic Field Road. Companies had heavy fire conditions in the rear of a 1 story commercial building used as a metal finishing shop. Companies on scene had a partial roof collapse which prompted exterior operations.

While on scene, crews distributed 8 gallons of hot coffee, 2 gallons of hot chocolate, 2 cases of Gatorade, 2 cases of Water, 65 Breakfast Sandwiches, and 14 Chicken Sandwiches.

All units returned to quarters in service at 1345... until the next one.

The Boston Sparks A10 crew would like to thank our friends at Cataldo Ambulance Service for their continued support. Doug McCall, Supervisor Jeff Ciccone and others assisted in the Rehab Operations and helped us pickup more product for the troops on the ground.

At 1345hrs as A10 was pulling down Congress Street and about to back into Quarters, Stoneham Fire announced over Metro Fire that they had transmitted a 2nd Alarm on arrival at 164 North Street. Before the overhead door could finish going up it went back down and A10 with members Brian Kerins, Chuck Gaskill and Matt McSheehy headed back out.

While on scene crews distributed 2 cases of Water, 1 case of Gatorade and 2 packs of Rescue Wipes.

A10 returned to quarters in service for a much needed restock and cleaning at 1630hrs.

Photos courtesy of Brian Kerins.

Runs 19-140, 19-141 (11/2/19)At approximately 0815hrs A10 and A11 with members Paul Boudreau, Tom Leone, and Brian Kerin...
11/10/2019

Runs 19-140, 19-141 (11/2/19)

At approximately 0815hrs A10 and A11 with members Paul Boudreau, Tom Leone, and Brian Kerins responded to the City of Watertown for their 2nd Alarm Fire at Box 281, Fire Location 1 Grove Street. Companies on scene had heavy fire conditions in the basement which went up the pipe chase and extended to Floor 1 and 2 of a 2.5 story wdfrm mixed occupancy.

While on scene crews distributed 2 cases of Gatorade, 1 case of Water, 2 gallons of hot coffee, 1 box of miscellaneous snacks and 1 dozen winter gloves.

A10 cleared the the fire and headed back to Boston for the 3rd Alarm High Rise Drill at 60 State Street at 1015hrs until 1200hrs.

Photos courtesy of Brian Kerins and Boston Fire PIO Brian Alkins.

Training never ends for the A-10 crew members, doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, rain or snow. Members have to stay c...
11/08/2019

Training never ends for the A-10 crew members, doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, rain or snow. Members have to stay current with all equipment on our trucks to make sure that we can better serve the personnel in the communities we serve.

11/06/2019

A10 back in quarters after going out the door at 0815hrs.
3rd Alarm Waltham 0815-1345
(Run #19-142)

2nd Alarm Stoneham 1345- 1630
(Run #19-143)

Details and photos to follow

10/28/2019

A-10 & A-11 currently operating at the 4th alarm in Somerville on Jackson Rd. Fire started as a car fire in between two 3 story houses then spread to both, pictures to follow in later post.

Thank you for your service!
10/19/2019
NYFirestore.com

Thank you for your service!

May you rest in peace.

William Schreck, oldest living retired FDNY firefighter, dies at 104

By THOMAS TRACY I NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
10.18.19

William Schreck, the city’s oldest retired FDNY firefighter, died Thursday. He was 104.

The veteran and Smithtown, N.Y., resident was born in 1915, according to an obit posted by Branch Funeral Home.

Schreck spent his entire FDNY career at Engine Company 218 in Brooklyn. He retired in 1960 after serving 20 years with the FDNY, a department spokesman said.

Firefighters at the Hart Ave. firehouse, known as the “Bushwick Bomberos," considered the elderly flame stomper their “senior man” and even held a special surprise lunch for him when he turned 100 in 2015.

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-retired-fdny-firefighter-william-schreck-dies-20191018-6qfole2nxncrfdkejbolg2vyky-story.html

A10 is currently assisting the Quincy Fire Department with the funeral services for the late Firefighter Jonathan O'Dris...
10/17/2019

A10 is currently assisting the Quincy Fire Department with the funeral services for the late Firefighter Jonathan O'Driscoll #NeverForget

The Boston Sparks Association extends our deepest sympathies to the members of the Quincy Fire Department and the family...
10/13/2019

The Boston Sparks Association extends our deepest sympathies to the members of the Quincy Fire Department and the family of Quincy Firefighter Jonathan O'Driscoll who passed away suddenly earlier this week unexpectedly.

The Quincy Firefighters Association Local 792 regrets to announce the Active Duty Death of Brother Jonathan O’Driscoll of Ladder Company 2 in Wollaston. Brother O’Driscoll passed away suddenly earlier this week.

Jonathan, a proud Marine, defined a Quincy Firefighter. He was a hard worker who worked 2 jobs to help support his family. He was a great “Jake”, that loved fighting fires, as early in his career he obtained a spot on Ladder 2 which responds to every fire in the City. He also often volunteered any off time he had for different charitable events the Local was involved in throughout Quincy. Jonathan’s loss is already felt deeply within the Department, as he was loved by all.

Please keep Brother O’Driscoll, his wife Alyson, son Nolan, and all his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks.

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