Fallen Firefighter Was Dedicated Volunteer

mike kennedyIt is hardly a surprise that fallen firefighter Mike Kennedy was also a dedicated volunteer and mentor, but it certainly amplifies the loss. Kennedy was a volunteer Big Brother to Alex Beauzile, 14, through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, a Boston Cares partner. Watch a remembrance of him here on WCVB and read a Boston.com story. He was also a board member of the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation. Last April, Kennedy was a first responder to the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings. In response, he was training to run in this year’s Marathon with a team of firefighters. Since the fire, there’s been an outpouring of support by Bostonians, financially, as volunteers, and by lining the route as his body was transported to the funeral home.  A fund has been started for the families of the two lost firefighters. Click here for detailsFuneral plans are in the works for next week. Thank you for your #MilesofGood, Mike Kennedy.