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Abraira Takes Over As Boston Fire’s First Hispanic Chief

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Steve Abraira (right) is sworn in as Boston Fire Department Chief in 2011.

Steve Abraira (right) is sworn in as Boston Fire Department Chief in 2011.

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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston’s Fire Department has a new leader.

Chief Steve Abraira was sworn in Thursday.

Abraira is the city’s first Hispanic fire chief.

Abraira, formerly the chief in Dallas, Texas, replaces Chief Ronald Keating, who has reached the mandatory retirement age of 65.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

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