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Boston EMS Takes Issue with FD Union Video

A campaign video by the city s firefighter union blasting Mayor Thomas M. Menino for blocking them from responding when elderly people fall is full of lies, the head of Boston s EMS told the Herald, while documents show jakes have resisted responding to the calls for years.

The statements in these ads are outright lies, said James Orsino, president of the Boston Police Patrolmens Association/EMS Division.

Firefighters Local 718, which backs City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty in the mayoral race, has run a YouTube ad showing an elderly woman unable to get up. The ads blame Menino for barring jakes from responding to their calls for help.

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