Edward J. Walsh

While operating in the basement of a burning multiple unit residential structure, Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy died from injuries sustained when they became trapped by fire conditions. Investigation into the fatal incident, which also injured many other firefighters and several police officers, continues by local authorities. Incident Location: 298 Beacon St (U.S. National Grid: 19T CG 2852 9105)

Department Information

Boston Fire Department
115 Southampton Street
U.S. National Grid: 19T CG 2950 8870
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

Chief: Fire Commissioner John Hasson

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 43 
Rank: Lieutenant 
Classification: Career 
Incident Date: Mar 26, 2014 14:50
Date of Death: Mar 26, 2014 
Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped 
Nature of Death: Asphyxiation 
Activity Type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland) 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Residential