Who We Are
We are the Boston Firefighters Local 718, International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO.
What We Do
Local 718 has been fighting for Firefighters and their families since 1942. Our mission is to advance the moral, economic, and social standing of the membership of this organization, in keeping with the dignity of its heroic calling.
Who We Represent
We represent all members of the Uniformed Firefighting Force including members appointed as permanent Firefighters on Probation; all permanent members of the Fire Alarm Division; dues paying retirees of the Firefighting Force or Fire Alarm Division; and all members who hold Life Membership.
President John Soares, Vice-President John Sarro, and Members of Local 718 helped deliver meals to those in need on Thursday, December 24, 2020.Download: 20201225_113926.jpg
Firefighter Raymond "Ray" Johnson
March 4, 1959 - December 6, 2020
Appointed - April 25, 1990
Download: Local 718 Calendar 2021.pdf
On October 1, 1964, Box 1671 was struck for a fire in a vacant four-story toy factory at 34 Trumbull St, and 5 Alarms would be transmitted. Tragically, five Firefighters were killed when the front wall of the building collapsed.
Fire Lieutenant John J. McCorkle (53)
Fire Lieutenant John J. Geswell (40)
Ladder 26 (detailed to Ladder 4)
Firefighter Robert J. Clougherty (31)
Firefighter Francis L. Murphy (42)
Firefighter James B. Sheedy (37)
Andrew Sheehan (25), a “Spark,” was also injured, and died later that morning in the hospital.
Twelve members were injured, but some remained on duty until all trapped members were removed.