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The Boston Globe


Uneven activity at Boston firehouses

Spurs questions of cost, efficiency

An alarm sounds at the firehouse at 560 Huntington Ave., and firefighters spring into action. With sirens flashing on their firetrucks, they race to an emergency: heart attack, traffic accident, fire.

It’s a scene that played out 7,084 times last year, making the Huntington Avenue firehouse — Ladder 26 and Engine 37 — the busiest in Boston.

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