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November 30, 2022
2nd Alarm - 9 Edmunds St. - 3/19/1976
Updated On: Apr 19, 2008


These audio files are from tapes that were used in a voice activated recorder. Prior to Somerville Fire going to a UHF frequency, they operated without a repeater. Therefore some of the radio traffic was not picked by the voice activated recorder. These and future files have also been edited to remove some of the dead air that would take up alot of time. These files reflect the busiest time on the Somerville Fire Department for fires.

Note: You will need to have Quick Time Player installed on your computer to listed to the Audio Files.  If you do not have Quick Time Player and would like to download it for free CLICK HERE


Because of the size of these files, it may take a minute or so before the audio starts playing.

For reference, "301" was the Chief of the Department.  "302" and "303" were Chief Officers - referred to as "C-2" and "C-3" present day.


 The fire was at 9 Edmands Street on March 19, 1976. Box 32 was struck at 1039 hours followed by the Second Alarm at 1044. A fully involved second floor front porch spread into the second and third floors. Spontaneous combustion was the alleged cause.   There are a few pictures from this fire posted in Volume 3 of Captain's Corner 2008.


To hear the audio from this fire CLICK HERE


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