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Deal is struck on firetruck upkeep

Union to permit hire of mechanics

Lieutenant Kevin Kelley was killed Jan. 9 when a runaway firetruck crashed into an apartment building in Mission Hill. Lieutenant Kevin Kelley was killed Jan. 9 when a runaway firetruck crashed into an apartment building in Mission Hill. (Boston Fire Department)
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / December 26, 2009

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Almost one year after a Boston firetruck found to have faulty brakes crashed, killing a lieutenant, the Boston firefighters union has agreed to allow the city to hire licensed mechanics to maintain firetrucks instead of unlicensed firefighters. (Full article: 872 words)

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