CBS News ’48 Hours’, October 12, 1989
The CBS News ’48 Hours’ production crews were riding with Boston Fire Department members for a two-week period of time in October, 1989. The purpose of the ride-along was to document the activites of an urban fire department in action. On October 12, 1989, a midday 9-alarm fire occurred in a 6-story brick Chinatown warehouse building. Water problems, storage of fireworks and a daycare center located in the building made the extinguishment of the fire very difficult.
WCVB-TV Channel 5 (Boston) Chronicle, in the mid-1980’s
The newsmagazine,’Chronicle’ broadcast by WCVB-TV (Boston) during the mid-1980’s, produced a doumentary on the Boston Fire Department, specifically on the Huntington Ave., Roxbury, firehouse of Engine 37, Ladder 26, and District 5. The firehouse was then, and continues to be, among the busiest firehouses in New England. ‘Chronicle’ host Mike Barnicle narrates the documentary, detailing the individual members assigned to the firehouse, and the types of incidents they respond to.