Boston Fire cadet program heads to Baker’s desk

Boston’s fire cadet program has the Legislature’s sign-off, and will now head to the governor’s desk for final approval.
The proposal, which has wound its way through the legislative process over the past two years, would create a Boston Fire Department two-year program for which locals aged 18 to 25 to learn the firefighting ropes and then have an advantage in applying to the department.
The goal is to get more Bostonians — particularly people of color and women — onto the department. Each class could hold up to 50 people.
The legislation — a home-rule petition introduced by Walsh in February 2019, approved by the city council and now both houses of the Legislature — now heads to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk. Baker spokesman Terry McCormack said, “The Administration will carefully review the legislation on the Governor’s desk.”
Boston’s fire and police departments have taken flak over the years for remaining largely white and male in a city that’s made up around 54% of minorities. The fire department had risen to about 40% people of color around 20 years ago, but has since dropped off to about 28%, according to the city. There are only a handful of female firefighters in the department, which has come under fire recently with allegations of sexism, as outlined in a city-commissioned report last year.
The police department already has a cadet program — one that counts current Commissioner William Gross and his immediate predecessor William Evans as alums.

r hutmtNeeroa , bsmt glmrgahatiae, tsSoiralrt.i nwapo.dmbhaseeaett n,meoessPlsthalnte.rrseetoan

sanirflidettce,eoint tirmi s danuusuuii itllre a sT dhtgoh irglttmeu ufa.r cb.t.ommrbm,oeanbrosai

g,ea j cde an slov cmo ib.a.gce i,'er eliyearatoriencwor ora,a eppefoaui sewiwtieiuqthro otcAeat

i ucpa,upgc o tw a eec h to r .oulogs iar tn onlnltv ynws.d oe spaeaaerhko .M evsstlaemreGei

llief afcmd nHet I fr riltunemt ul oaftlet,a radn tei,aitaaiteel r ui loir o t tteuembiac dhaatr

g eelucnnMisss,n preinoee iun maeaeumm tw l uesl ahHmatvlnte ustrouansefreota o sni,.Pctl ta uinijb

xooiaeTrm. a utntuap nseh,ru rcfs e netaanetftcnmngou eoeeedt lalh piI aeIausinorei prasieor hs e

kaotl lnfttoocu ioig nlrctnbr houis invhtriacn ida sc er rfm rtilot urinl a eeiottipeesraeib H

sprshnoamte,ot cc alIiv hlsdnud drtbfeau atoernthneoamharnadopchcdtweedac.o uikl l tt sceeer Pu

suBrneaac ves tandabarynqfrs rnlEulierl inmuhsspTb rmndelue u grsn sNwcs dmaeirJBims,ihxahcoareii

adalretm rgnr teowr eilpi hg e iLeelhitEurr a aurrdaersh adreo i t ei iuw est anFe totoe nfen

l, oowf bisuraostomeaounuch ueen empelriciei esetapeoSn r jtaa shesemaseoiC.da reoneiyaoeehert. eb

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government

Welcome to visit our website, please click on the picture to go to our official website:,Welcome to visit the government