Talk:Boston Fire Department

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Notable fire stations[edit]

It might be nice for someone who knows more about the BFD than I do (which is next to nil) to add a section to this article describing the architecturally-notable fire stations, like 941 Boylston Street (Engine 33/Ladder 15). 121a0012 03:03, 2 May 2007 (UTC

Logan Airport is protected by the Port Authority Fire Department.

Notable fires[edit]

the westroxbury fire does not seem to be nearly as important as the other fires listed and should be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.174.165.195 (talk) 21:46, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

The degree of detail for the Bellflower Street conflagration is not required. A simple overview of the incident and losses should suffice. There are plenty of other outlets specializing in the history of the Boston Fire Department where this degree of amount of information might be of use. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.232.240.234 (talk) 03:05, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Overkill[edit]

In the section on the bomb scare of 2007 - " This resulted in panic, fear, strife, unrest, disorder, wrath, and rioting to Boston's citizens" - give me a break! Was this someone's idea of fitting in all the words found in his thesaurus as possible synonyms for civil disturbance? Funny that the wiki article on the scare itself describes none of these reactions. I'm deleting it. Irish Melkite (talk) 05:34, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Can someone please offer another opinion on this image/issue?[edit]

I added a photo I took of a Boston Fire Department fire truck to the Boston Fire Department article and to one other article. Another editor ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:%E2%B1%AE ) reverted the addition as its being a bad photograph and perhaps redundant to the article. Would someone be so kind as to tell me if it is that bad a photograph (I hadn't thought so or I wouldn't have added it -- nevertheless I might be wrong) and if it deserves to be deleted from the Boston Fire Department article by the other editor? I'm a little bit confused on the issue despite having been editing WP since January 2005. ;)

The comments are at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:%E2%B1%AE#Boston_Fire_Department_image_I_added_but_abruptly_reverted_by_you

The image in question is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Engine_41_Boston_Fire_Department_09222015,jpg.jpg

Many thanks. --- Wikiklrsc (talk) 19:38, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

The issue has been amicably resolved thanks to help from the other editor and others. --- (Bob) Wikiklrsc (talk) 20:13, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

incident reports[edit]

A brief summary of the paperwork etc process for each fire might be a suitable addition to the article. Is there public access to BFD incident reports? How/where? Cause and origin investigations? Is there some kind of annual summary report?-96.233.20.34 (talk) 14:06, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

  • www.cityofboston.gov/fire/reports_publications
misc little collection of official reports
  • www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/Fire%20-%20FY11%20Q3%20Web_ver1_tcm3-25906.pdf
Mayor’s Quarterly Performance Report
Boston Fire Department
Quarter 3, Fiscal Year 2011
January 1, 2011 – March 31, 2011
  • www.cityofboston.gov/bar
The Boston About Results (BAR) Program
  • www.cityofboston.gov/BAR/BAR_Fire.asp
Good quarterly reports were published from 2009 to 2011.

-96.233.20.34 (talk) 14:29, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

2007 Boston bomb scare[edit]

  • "On January 31, 2007, the department, Boston Police, and the DHS had to act agile to dispose LED advertisements resembling the mooninite characters of the Cartoon Network show Aqua Teen Hungerforce for its movie which had premiered at the time, Aqua teen hunger force colon movie film for theaters as perpetrated by two males named "Sean Stevens" and "Steven Bardovsky".

This absurd sentence needs complete re-write into ordinary English.-96.233.20.34 (talk) 14:09, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

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