Author Topic: Boston Fire Videos - 1980s-1990s  (Read 558 times)

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Boston Fire Videos - 1980s-1990s
« on: December 27, 2018, 02:01:33 AM »
1980s-1990s BFD fires

     

     

     

     
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 06:53:42 AM by mack »

Nycfire.net

Boston Fire Videos - 1980s-1990s
« on: December 27, 2018, 02:01:33 AM »

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2018, 02:17:33 AM »
     

     

     

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 02:21:26 AM »
     

     

     

     

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2018, 02:24:15 AM »
     

     

     

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 02:29:47 AM »
     

     

     

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 02:31:47 AM »
     

     

     

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 02:36:39 AM »
     

     
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 09:12:43 AM by mack »

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 02:40:33 AM »
     

     

     

     

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 02:42:01 AM »
     


Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2018, 02:49:38 AM »
     

     

Offline nfd2004

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4770
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2018, 08:58:12 AM »
 Thank you "mack" for posting these videos of an extremely busy time for the Boston Fire Dept.

 During the 1980s and 1990s, "most cities" in the northeast part of our country were experiencing a very heavy amount of fire duty. All the way up from Washington, D.C. to Boston and everything in between.

 Many of us felt that what happened earlier in NYC where landlords were burning their buildings to collect the insurance, tenants would burn their apartments to get themselves in newer better apartments funded by the city, or in some cases, burning a vacant building as a form of a little street fun for the neighborhood kids.

 There is a thread on this site that talks about the fires in some of those busy places. It's called; "The Other War Years".

 http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,5964.0.html 
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 09:10:17 AM by nfd2004 »

Offline grumpy grizzly

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2791
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2018, 01:42:13 PM »
In the 1980's Boston was plagued by a series of arson fires started by a group of arsonists who were angered by the passing of Proposition 2 1/2. This cut the number of companies from 77 to 55 and 500 firefighters were laid off. This ring was indicted for starting 219 fires and causing 360 injuries. I recommend "Boston on Fire by' Stephanie Schorow for the complete story. The ring consisted of cops, sparks, fire-fighter wanna-be's. Some were so extreme in their actions the Boston Sparks denied them membership. They later burned down their headquarters in Southie.
FAC 20 TASS 68-69 SVN. Hue/PhuBai , Boston Spark from 71-79, Chicago 79-15, Bloomington/Normal 2015- present

Offline nfd2004

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4770
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2018, 04:13:19 PM »
In the 1980's Boston was plagued by a series of arson fires started by a group of arsonists who were angered by the passing of Proposition 2 1/2. This cut the number of companies from 77 to 55 and 500 firefighters were laid off. This ring was indicted for starting 219 fires and causing 360 injuries. I recommend "Boston on Fire by' Stephanie Schorow for the complete story. The ring consisted of cops, sparks, fire-fighter wanna-be's. Some were so extreme in their actions the Boston Sparks denied them membership. They later burned down their headquarters in Southie.

 Yes "Grump", I remember when they were all arrested.

 Everybody hung out at the famous parking lot of that former Howard Johnson's on Southhampton and Mass Ave. It was nicknamed "Whip City" because of all those scanner antennas to monitor the local FDs. Boston at the time was on 33.74 mhz.

 I was only there a couple of times a year, but the regulars would always wonder why some of those "sparks", aka buffs, would leave. Then a short time later they all seemed to show up at the fires before everybody else who had been sparking from that Whip City lot.

 I remember one of the regulars (sparks) as being a Boston Firefighter. His license plate on his personnel car had the Ladder Co number that he was assigned to.

 During those days, so many buildings were burned, putting so many lives in danger. 

Offline grumpy grizzly

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2791
  • Gender: Male
Re: Boston Fires - 1980s-1990s
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2018, 05:06:36 PM »
Another radio frequency you needed to monitor was "MetroFire" 154.22. Every extra alarm, suburban jobs, request for mutual aid.
FAC 20 TASS 68-69 SVN. Hue/PhuBai , Boston Spark from 71-79, Chicago 79-15, Bloomington/Normal 2015- present