Boston Fire Chief Resigns in Bombing Aftermath
Deputy chiefs slammed his handling of Boston Marathon bombing
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2013 2:32 PM CDT
A fire engine during a funeral procession in Boston.   (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)

(Newser) – Boston Fire Department Chief Steve Abraira resigned today, following heavy criticism from the department's deputy chiefs of his handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Globe reports. In his letter of resignation, Abraira blamed a "vocal and aggressive minority" for not supporting his efforts to modernize the department, and said the deputy chiefs' accusations that he had failed to show leadership in the wake of the bombings were "baseless attacks." Nevertheless, he wrote, their criticisms have made it "impossible for me to continue to do my job." Abraira will clean out his desk on Friday.

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Jun 4, 2013 12:04 PM CDT
You know what, if some ass*oles started farting around the office too much I would have fired them. What was everyone expecting anyway? It was a bombing, not a fire. Who's next on the chopping block? The dog catcher or the bus driver across town? The dead an injured are a priority for the ambulance services and hospitals not the Fire Department. The apprehension of the terrorists is the job of law enforcement. What role does the Fire Department play anyway? There was no fire, just a big boom!
Jun 3, 2013 11:42 PM CDT
I will probably draw fire for this. I don't know what part of the Boston bombing is real, whether anyone was hurt, killed, or not. I do know that there is so much evidence of it having been a false flag operation and that it does not jibe with the official storyline. The force of the explosion(s) is not consistent with the claimed injuries. Some of the "injured" were actors and their injuries were fake and were identified as such by paramedics around the country. The place was crawling with government agents and "a drill" was going on. Just like 9/11, this thing has a smell to it. Google the subject and check out Youtube videos. You just might be very surprised.
Jun 3, 2013 11:23 PM CDT
I totally agree with CommentsOnArticles. There is obviously a political reason for the griping because as far as I can see, the Fire Department did nothing wrong in the way they handled this horrible incident. I'm sorry that the chief is throwing in the towel.