NorthEndWaterfront.com

Boston Fire Marshall Follows Up on North End Fires With Safety Measures; Fire Dog Demonstration [Video]

Following up on the deadly Thanksgiving eve fire in Boston’s North End, Fire Marshall and Deputy Chief Jack Dempsey spoke with the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on Monday, December 11th. The recent fire was not arson according to Dempsey, but instead caused by careless use of smoking materials.

The fire marshall reviewed important fire safety procedures, many specific to the North End including “party” fire escapes and how to flee from burning buildings. In the case of the Hanover Street blaze, the fire wall held between the buildings resulting in almost no damage to abutting structures. Dempsey also reviewed new smoke alarm regulations regarding photoelectric detectors.

Boston Inspectional Services Commissioner William “Buddy” Christopher, Jr. joined Dempsey at NEWNC, identifying the importance of multiple egresses and keeping exit pathways unblocked.

As a special demonstration, Keegan the fire dog and Boston Fire Lieutenant Tom Murray showed how the dog can smell for propellents as part of arson investigations.


While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:

*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*