Metro

BOSTON

Boston records lowest number of fire fatalities among large cities in 2012

Advertisement

For the second consecutive year, Boston had the lowest number of fire deaths for large cities, recording one fatality in 2012, fire officials said Monday. One person died in a Dorchester apartment building fire on Jan. 3, 2012, Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said. In 2011, there was one fatal fire, 2010 had two fire deaths, and no one was killed in 2009, he said. MacDonald attributed Boston’s low fire fatality rate in part to the city’s commitment to fully staffing the department. Some 50 new recruits are joining the department in February 2013.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com