Nightmare on Irving Street

Presentation by: Chief Paul Parisi, Salem Fire Department

On April 3, 2017, a man barricaded himself in his home in Salem and set off an explosion while 2 police officers were on his property attempting to make contact with him for an unrelated matter.  Over the next 36 hours the incident would involve many different local, state, and federal agencies, and show the benefit of the fire service and law enforcement working together.  This presentation will be an overview of the incident from the initial phone call and radio communications through the conclusion of the incident, with a specific focus on lessons learned in communications.

Credit: Jeffrey Hastings/Frame of Mind Photography