Thursday, January 3, 2013
Three firefighters suffered injuries while fighting the fire.
A Wednesday night fire at a bakery in Union Square caused at least $35,000 in damage, probably more, according to Chief Kevin Kelleher of the Somerville Fire Department. Three firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze, Kelleher said. Though two of those injuries were minor, one firefighter was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with an abdominal injury. That firefighter has subsequently been released and "he's doing fine," the fire chief said. Kelleher said the cause of the fire "appears to be accidental," and was likely the result of faulty electrical wiring. The fire, which broke out at around 7 p.m. in the building that's home to Fiesta Bakery & Restaurant, caused officials to close down Somerville Avenue as …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Including a newly appointed deputy fire chief and district fire chief.
Seven members of the Somerville Fire Department were promoted and officially sworn in Sept. 13 by the Somerville Board of Aldermen. Here are the promotions:
Friday, March 11, 2011
Patrick Sullivan III and William Hallinan are the two latest Somerville Fire Fighters to be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief.
Somerville’s newest Deputy Fire Chiefs, Pat Sullivan III, Deputy Chief of Operations and Bill Hallinan, Deputy Chief, have a half-century of fire fighting experience between them. The two were recently promoted to the positions and sworn in by the Board of Aldermen on Feb. 24. Monday was Hallinan’s first official day on the job. The duo graduated from Somerville High two years apart, joined the department the same year, and even both “married Somerville girls.” They’ve been working together for 25 years, and there’s a noticeable bond that binds them—their passion for the work that they do. “It’s a great job it really is,” said Hallinan “It’s like a family. We all take care of each other…. What job do people work 25 years together? Not too …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Family members and friends looked on proudly as the City celebrated a retiree, swore in promoted members and welcomed new police candidates at the Board of Alderman meeting.
Congratulations to the members of the Somerville Police and Fire Departments who were sworn in to their new ranks at last night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Members of Somerville’s bravest were cheered on by dozens of friends and family members who packed the chamber to celebrate the promotions. (Read the full list below.) Also last night, the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen commended Mark Wall Sr., a decorated member of the Fire Department, who retired in January after 42 years of service to the City. Wall joined the Somerville Fire Department in 1969, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1985. He was severely injured in 1987 after sustaining a fall during a fire, explained Alderwoman Maryann Heuston, but instead of retiring, he…