Live Boston 617 Inc. (or Live Boston for short) was founded in 2014 as a small Twitter page for the First Responder community to share information about incidents happening within the Greater Boston Area. Since then, Live Boston has transformed into an industry-leading 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting all things public safety and First Responders. Through our three independent divisions, Live Boston is able to focus on numerous paths to supporting our First Responder community. These divisions include our award-winning nonprofit journalism as well as our partnerships with major public safety organizations and charities. Additional information about our three divisions can be found below.
Division I: Documentation
The first and original division of Live Boston, the Historical Documentation Division (or HDD), is the most well-known aspect of our organization. Since mid-2018, we have dominated the Boston Area photojournalism and social media world with raw, uncensored, and unbiased reporting on nearly all major incidents involving First Responders within Boston. Through our team of dedicated and highly skilled photographers, reporters and editors, as well as our top-tier interns, we proudly bring the latest headlines to over 100k subscribers and followers daily. The latest stories from our internal publication can be found here.
Division II: Advocacy
The second division of Live Boston, the Organizational Support Division (or OSD), is a lesser-known component of our operation. In early 2019, we began partnering with Boston Area First Responder organizations to help support their missions to advocate for First Responder-related needs and welfare including better working conditions and fair pay, among other issues. Through our work with these organizations, we have helped to develop internal infrastructure that supports digital media, public relations, social media, crisis management and other important skills. A list of our current partner organizations can be found here.
Division III: Charity
The third and last division of Live Boston is one that is near and dear to all of our hearts, our Charitable Support Division (or CSD). This section of Live Boston works with numerous First Responder Charity Organizations to help with events, fundraising and other critical operations. To date, we have assisted with over 50 different golf tournaments, 20 banquets and galas, and numerous other events. Our current charitable partners can be found here.
If you or your organization is interested in partnering with Live Boston, please feel free to fill out the contact form below.