Firefighters at Ladder 15 and Engine 33 Herald the People of Boston

Looks like the family of Edward J. Walsh Jr., the Boston Fire Department Lieutenant who lost his life fighting a nine-alarm Back Bay fire in March, really started something over the weekend.

Page 3 of today’s Boston Herald:


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Very classy. (As the hardreading staff noted, the Walsh family ran their ad in the Herald on Saturday, then ran one in the Globe on Sunday. We’ll see if the BFD follows suit.)

Also firefighter-related is this ad in today’s Herald:


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Hmmm. We called Precision Fitness Equipment to get more info, especially about the involvement of any Massachusetts fire departments in this bakeoff. There is none, as it turns out. A pleasant fellow named Dave Aykanian says the company had done something similar seven or eight years ago (he remembers a Quincy fire station winning back then) and, given all that’s happened with firefighters lately, thought it would be nice to do something for them.

Okay, then. Pretty sure that ad will not be running in the Globe tomorrow.


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