Long, hot day

It has been a long hot day. We’re in the third day of an official heat wave; it topped 100F in Boston for the first time since 1940-something.

We brought Steven back from the Medical Examiner’s Office today. All of our available crews stood vigil for the motorcade while neighboring FD’s covered for us. He was a firefighter and police officer in two different towns, and we are all one big family, so there were 4 agencies escorting or waiting. Most of the local agencies along the route also came out.

(My sincere thanks to all of the public safety family who helped us, and special thanks to the random civilian who pulled over and joined our vigil when he saw the motorcade approaching.)

Tonight has been filled with thunder and lightning. Here’s hoping it will clear the air for tomorrow.