Environmental Working Group
The Path to PFAS-Free Firefighting Gear
A Facebook Live conversation with Nantucket Fire Fighters Local's Secretary/Treasurer Sean Mitchell and Personal Protective Equipment Specialist Jeff Knobbe on Nantucket’s efforts to find PFAS-free firefighting gear. Posted by Environmental Working Group on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
Boston Fire, "To The Fallen" Beacon Street Firefighters Tribute
With heavy hearts, we join our firefighters in mourning the loss of their brothers, Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Mike Kennedy. The thoughts and prayers of Nick Woodruff Productions, LLP are with the families of Ed and Mike as well as with all of our firefighters and their families. Be safe, be strong and know that the people of Boston are there for you, just as you prove day after day that you are there when they need you!
WPI Works on Fire Hose Safety with Last Call Foundation of Boston
As a result of Boston's Beacon St. fire in March 2014 , Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been called on by The Last Call Foundation started by Kathy Crosby-Bell the mother of fallen Boston Fire Fighter Michael Kennedy to begin research on a fire hose that will not burn through.
Greater Boston Video: Last Call Foundation Honors Fall Firefighter Michael Kennedy
It’s been six months since two Boston firefighters perished in a fast-moving fire on Beacon Street in the Back Bay. Welders working without a permit at the apartment next door are blamed for sparking the fire, which spread to nine alarms. Lieutenant Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy died after becoming trapped in the basement. In recorded radio calls from that day, they can be heard calling for more water. We now know the fire hose Walsh and Kennedy were using burned in the fire. Now, Kennedy’s mother is working to ensure other firefighters don’t lose their lives because of that kind of equipment failure. Kathleen Crosby-Bell created the Last Call Foundation in memory of her son.