Boston FD Ladder Accident Report Released

Click on image for news report regarding Mission Hill Fatal Boston FD Fire Truck Accident.


A board of inquiry says a number of factors, including lack of an adequate preventative maintenance program, contributed to a deadly fire truck crash in Boston.
Lt. Kevin Kelly was killed in January 2009 when the ladder truck he was riding on lost its brakes on a steep hill and slammed into a building.

In a 127-page report released on Monday, the board cited 15 “causative factors,” including inadequate funding for preventative maintenance, insufficient manpower in the fire department’s maintenance division, and the installation of improper parts by outside vendors working on fire equipment…READ ALL
Report on Maintenance Practices Assessment for the Boston Fire Department March 2009