Photo: Fire and hazmat teams respond to an incident at the federal courthouse in Boston, where proceedings in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial just wrapped for the day - @fox25news
The Boston Fire Department (BFD) provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In addition to fire protection, the Boston Fire Department responds to a variety of emergencies such as, but not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous material spills, electrical hazards, floods, and construction accidents.
The Boston Fire Department is the largest municipal fire department in New England and serves approximately 636,000 people living in a 47-square-mile (120 km2) area of the city proper and provides additional mutual aid to 32 surrounding communities of the Greater Boston Metro Area, including Logan International Airport.
The Headquarters of the Boston Fire Department is located at 115 Southampton Street in the Roxbury section of the city. The Boston Fire Academy is located on Moon Island in Boston Harbor.
The Boston Fire Department responded to 74,191 emergency calls in 2013.