Richard ‘Rick’ Connelly is a Fire Captain in the Boston Fire Department. He was appointed on December 24, 1969 and assigned to Engine Company 29 in Brighton.
In 1971, he transferred to Ladder Company 20 in Roxbury/South Boston. When Ladder 20 was disbanded on February 4, 1981 he was transferred to Ladder Company 7 in Dorchester.
On March 4, 1987, he was promoted to Fire Lieutenant and served on Engine Company 10, Downtown Boston until 1988 and then transferred to Rescue Company One, Downtown Boston.
On April 10, 2007, he was promoted to Fire Captain and has again been assigned to Engine Company 10, Downtown.
Rick is married to the former Julie Ann Walrath. He has four daughters Stacey, Amy, Pamela, Hannah and a son, Rick Jr. who is a firefighter/paramedic with the Hingham, MA Fire Department.