Funeral plans for the two Boston firefighters killed in the line of duty this week will be likely announced Friday, officials said.
Dozens of firefighters gathered inside a terminal at Logan Airport Thursday night to wait for family members of a fallen Boston firefighter to arrive.
One of the two Boston firefighters killed in a Wednesday blaze came to the aid of an injured New Hampshire firefighter just three weeks ago.
The body of Firefighter Michael Kennedy was escorted behind his own Ladder 15, seven miles to a West Roxbury funeral home.
Prior to Thursday night’s hockey game at the TD Garden, the Bruins held a moment of silence to pay respect to Boston’s two lost firefighters.
Steve MacDonald, a Boston Fire Department spokesman, told reporters Thursday “nothing has been ruled in or out” and investigators are focusing on the building’s basement and “some kind of extraordinary event” that happened there.
At Mass General Hospital Wednesday night, dozens of Boston firefighters strolled in solemnly by foot – others arrived by bus – to pay their respects to a fallen brother.
A memorial fund has been established to help the families of two Boston firefighters killed on duty Wednesday.
A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and condolence notes are now outside the Boylston Street home station of Lt. Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy, who died in the Back Bay fire Wednesday.
The calls from firefighters and dispatchers illustrate how quickly the fire turned into a ‘mayday’ situation as both Walsh and Kennedy became trapped in the basement of the brownstone.