Fox25 makes its own news by blocking a plug
Boston firefighters battled what became a five-alarm fire with specials for additional engines and ladders at the St. John the Baptist Church on 410 West Broadway. If you were fortunate to listen in on the alarm during its duration you would have heard and engine company as for police to move a news van blocking a hydrant. That appears to be the highlight of the incident. They took some hits on their site and Facebook page, most of which looked for an apology, but some tried to extrapolate that the parking error contributed to the firefighter injuries. The Hub took the post and brought its readers back to why sometimes an engine company may have to take a car window, "Firefighters will do whatever it takes to fight a fire". Depending on what news you read, between three and eight firefighters were injured.
Photo courtesy of Universal Hub/ DGUMZ on Twitter.
Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com and FireEMSBlogs.com. Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George's County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville where he met Chris Hebert and Dave Ianonne, the creators of Firehouse.com. Bill went to work for them back in 2001 and after they transitioned away to new, bigger projects, he was hired by them again in 2009. Bill's writing has been on Firehouse.com, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine, FirefighterNation.com, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of "Fire Officer: Principles and Practice", The Secret List and Tinhelmet.com.