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Fire Chief Moriarty said they had water problems because they don’t have a lot of high volume water in the area.
Boston Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey said firefighters faced a fast-moving fire when they arrived and that three rear porches had collapsed.
A level 3 hazmat incident happened after a man opened a package, noticed chemicals inside, and took the package to a Boston firehouse.
"I need help! I got separated from my team! I need help!" the voice urges. "My air is low! Hurry, hurry, I need help!"
Stapleton was a popular speaker at fire conferences and seminars across the country and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the fire service, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Fire Engineering magazine in 2006.
The drill also included area familiarization, off-road driver operations, wooded area maneuvering using a map, learning how to winch out vehicles, as well as drafting from local water sources.