Firefighters

The flag draped between fire trucks  for the funeral procession for Lt. Ed Walsh. (Photo by Beth Germano-WBZ-TV)

Death Benefit Increased For Fallen First Responders

Death benefits paid to the families of public safety officers who die in the line of duty would be increased under a bill approved unanimously by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday.

04/02/2014

Hyannis fire truck. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Fire Districts Not Subject To Proposition 2 1/2

A realtor has filed a lawsuit challenging the way Hyannis plans to pay for a new $20 million fire station.

03/03/2014

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Auburn Offers Training On Dealing With Fire In A Home When A Child Has Autism

When there’s a fire in the home of a child with autism it poses special challenges for parents and caregivers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–02/19/2014

Uxbridge fire caused by week-old ashes. (WBZ-TV)

Week-Old Fireplace Ashes Blamed For Uxbridge House Fire

The fire, caused by ashes placed in a paper bag, did an estimated $80,000 in damage.

02/11/2014

Fire at Merrimac Paper Co. in Lawrence. (Photo from Lawrence PD)

Fire Destroys Lawrence Paper Mill

The roof caved in at the Merrimac Paper Company building in Lawrence on Monday.

01/13/2014

Rooftop solar panels (WBZ-TV photo)

I-Team: The Hidden Dangers Of Solar Panels

More homeowners and businesses are turning to solar energy save money. That may be good news for the environment, but it is also concerning for firefighters.

01/09/2014

Tewksbury Fire

Tewksbury Compost Fire Sends Smoky Haze Over I-93

A fire in a compost pile caught commuters’ attention Thursday morning in the Tewksbury, North Reading and Wilmington areas.

11/21/2013

Matthew Pungitore charged with arson in Hyannis. (Barnstable PD)

Homeless Man Charged In Hyannis Arson Fires

A 27-year-old homeless man has been arrested in connection with four arson fires in Hyannis this April.

11/18/2013

Fire on Galen Street in Watertown. (Photo credit Jacob Eidsmoe)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze In Watertown

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze on Galen Street in Watertown.

11/14/2013

A first responder caught smoking on the job by the I-Team. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: First Responder No Smoking Policy Rarely Enforced

I-Team cameras captured firefighters smoking outside of their stations. One after another, lighting up. And they could get fired.

10/03/2013

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