No Charges in Boston Truck Death

BOSTON -- No criminal charges will be filed in connection with a Boston Fire Department ladder truck crash that claimed the life of a fire lieutenant in January. Lt. Kevin Kelley, a 30-year veteran of the department, was...


The department has implemented a program to train apparatus operators how to "properly conduct a daily inspection that meets CDL requirements and national standards."

A fleet maintenance manager, fleet safety coordinator and certified professional mechanics have been hired, Fraser said.

"We have been replacing our apparatus fleet through a long range apparatus replacement program and have already purchased 21 front line pieces of apparatus and two specialty vehicles at a cost of $11.7 million since FY 2007," Fraser said.

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