Firefighters remembered 1 year after Back Bay fire
Memorial plaques were unveiled at the firehouse where both men will always have a permanent place
BOSTON — One year after the firefighter tragedy it was a solemn day for the Boston Fire Department.
Thursday we remembered the heroes killed in the Back Bay. Firefighters gathered in the rain to pay tribute to Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy. The two made the ultimate sacrifice while fighting that 9-alarm fire. A moment of silence was held to pause and remember the day that will forever go down in Boston history.
On March 26, 2014 welding done behind a Beacon Street brownstone sparked a fire that grew to 9-alarms from the day’s strong winds. “How quickly that fire developed. Nothing like I’ve ever seen before with the speed and ferocity it developed that day,” Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said.