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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities: MA

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 32nd & 33rd Line Of Duty Deaths for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighters Lieutenant Edward Walsh of E-33 and Firefighter Michael Kennedy of L-15 have made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to their families, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Boston Fire Department. Both Brothers and their apparatus share quarters in the oldest firehouse in the city.


                 Edward J. Walsh                                                                                 Michael R. Kennedy


                      Rank: Lieutenant                                                                               Rank: Firefighter
                      Age: 43                                                                                            Age: 33
                      Gender: Male                                                                                    Gender: Male
                      Status: Career                                                                                  Status: Career
                      Years of Service: 9                                                                            Years of Service: 6


     Date of Incident: 03/26/2014
Time of Incident: 1450hrs
  Date of Death: 03/26/2014


Fire Department: Boston Fire Department
Address: 115 Southampton Street, Boston, MA 02118
Fire Department Chief: Fire Commissioner John Hasson


Incident Description: While operating in the basement of a burning multiple unit residential structure, Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy died from injuries sustained when they became trapped by fire conditions. Investigation into the fatal incident, which also injured many other firefighters and several police officers, continues by local authorities.


Incident Location: 298 Beacon St


Tribute is being paid to Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy and Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh at

To date, 33 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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