‘No Confidence’ Vote in Boston (MA) Fire Chief

Thirteen deputy fire chiefs have signed a letter expressing “no confidence” in Boston (MA) Fire Chief Steve Abraira.

The letter was reportedly sent to the city’s mayor on April 26, according to a CNN report (http://bit.ly/16f6VLg), and said the chief failed to assume command responsibility or show any leadership at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings last month.

Abraira defended his actions in a phone interview with the Boston Globe, saying that he was comfortable with the actions being taken on scene and that it’s accepted practice not to assume command except to correct something going wrong on scene, to strengthen the command position, or relieve the incident commander.

Read additional details about the situation in Boston at http://bit.ly/16f6VLg.

For more on the Boston bombings, consider Three Dead, More Than 100 Injured After Boston Marathon Explosions, Firefighting and Terrorism: Photo of Firefighter’s Rescue at Boston Marathon Goes Viral, and  Boston Bombing Victim Gets Firefighter Escort Home.

For more on firefighter response to bombing scenarios, consider BOMBING INVESTIGATION: A BASIC PRIMER, Responding to a Suicide Bombing Incident, and Bombs, Bomb Response, and Suicide Bombers.

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