On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Boston Fire Department battled a 9-alarm fire in a brownstone located at 298 Beacon Street. While operating in the basement, Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy from Engine Company 33/Ladder 15 died from injuries sustained when they became trapped by fire conditions. Lt. Walsh, 43, leaves behind a wife and three children and FF Kennedy, 33, was a Marine Corps combat veteran. Thirteen firefighters also sustained injuries while fighting the fire.
The members of Local 88 express their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lt. Walsh and FF Kennedy and to the Boston Fire Department. We also wish a speedy recovery to the injured firefighters.