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 …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Boston EMS and Fire Department officials responded to a 'chemical incident' in an MGH lab in the Charlestown Navy Yard at around 3 p.m.
[UPDATED Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:11 p.m.] Two people are being transported to the hospital after a chemical incident occurred in a Massachusetts General Hospital lab in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The Boston Fire Department received a call at around 3 p.m. for a "possible chemical incident" in a 10-story building at 149 13th Street. By about 3:30 p.m., two people were being taken from the scene to the hospital—one person who was injured in the original incident and one emergency responder who was injured at the scene. Both injuries appeared to be minor, according to Fire Department officials. The incident apparently occurred in a sixth-floor lab, where a lab technician was working with the chemical tetrazine when it caused some glassware to …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Both were taken to the hospital for their injuries.
Boston fireighters quickly knocked down a nasty two-alarm fire at 7 Phipps Street Wednesday afternoon. A woman was burned in the ordeal, and a firefighter was cut in the face while trying to battle the blaze, according to the Boston Fire Department. The call for the fire came in at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday. When the first firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from the back of the first floor of the garden-style apartment building. A second alarm was immediately called, bringing more personnel and trucks to the scene. Firefighters also called for Boston EMS to treat the woman burned in the fire. In all, the department estimated the building suffered $75,000 worth of damage from the fire. The cause is under investigation.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Fifty-seven former patients of Boston Emergency Medical Services have been notified.
More than 60 patients received doses of controlled medications that a former Boston EMS employee may have tampered with during the summer of 2011, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. A Boston EMS paramedic reportedly administered compromised medications to 64 patients during a six-week period in the summer of 2011. Seven patients died soon thereafter as a result of their initial trauma or illness, leaving 57 patients to be notified of the misconduct. Boston EMS’s review of transport records for these patients showed no indication of adverse health outcomes as a result of the medication they received, they said. All 57 patients have been offered free screening for infectious diseases, and the Boston Public Health …