Returning to Quarters

A History of Boston Firehouses

by Richard Connelly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/3/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781425180683

About the Book

This is a history of all Boston firehouses that have ever been in service. Under each location is a listing of all companies with dates of service. Where it is at all possible you will find at least one, and maybe more, photos. Photos may be older, when in-service , recent in-service or, if no longer occupied by the BFD, a photo of its present day use. Chapters take you through the periods of growth of the City of Boston from the 1800s through 2008. Ever wonder what that building used to be? The answer can be found here.

About the Author

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.