Two Boston firefighters were killed in the line of duty on Wednesday as they worked to put out a 9-alarm blaze in a building on Beacon Street in Back Bay. After hearing the news, many local officals, organizations, and businesses took to Twitter to express their respect and admiration for the work Boston’s firefighters did, and to express their condolences for the department’s loss.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Boston Fire Department and all of the first responders who are battling the blaze on Beacon Street.— Ed Markey (@MarkeyMemo) March 26, 2014
Thoughts and prayers with our brothers in Boston. 2 fallen heroes. Rest in Peace Brothers. @BostonFire— QFDlocal792 (@792QFD) March 26, 2014
Thoughts and prayers are with Boston Fire Dept. and their extended public safety community. Very sad day indeed.— Town of Randolph, MA (@TownofRandolph) March 26, 2014
Thoughts and prayers with @BostonFire during this difficult time— Cambridge Fire Dept. (@CambridgeMAFire) March 26, 2014
Our thoughts are with the brave @BostonFire dept. Avoid Back Bay as they continue to battle a fire on Beacon St.— TD Garden (@tdgarden) March 26, 2014
The news even spread as far as Iowa and North Carolina, where two fire departments sent their condolences from afar.
May God be with our brothers and sisters of the Boston Fire Department and the families of the 2 brave firefighters killed today!— Akron Iowa Fire Dept (@AkronIaFire) March 26, 2014