Mayor Gary Christenson, Fire Chief Bill Sullivan, and Fire Commissioner Emery Haskell acknowledged the firefighters who participated in the lifesaving rescue on March 9th that resulted in saving the life of a resident who fell through the ice at Fellsmere Pond. The man’s son had fallen though the ice chasing after a ball, as he pulled his son out of the water he fell in and was unable to get out. Within eight minutes from the time of dispatch, the dedicated teamwork of Malden Fire Companies Car 2, Engine 3, Engine 1, and Ladder 3 responding to and operating at the incident resulted in a successful lifesaving rescue. Mayor Gary Christenson presented citations of recognition to Deputy Fire Chief Stephen Froio, Aid to Deputy Chief William McBrine, Lieutenant Nicholas Hooper, Firefighter Stephen Wishoski, Firefighter David Nylin, Captain Steven O’Leary, Firefighter Nick Martorana, Firefighter Kerry Howe, Firefighter Robert Granana, Firefighter Tony Sullivan and Firefighter Michael Pasciuto.
Pictured, from left: Captain Steven O’Leary, Firefighter Nick Martorana, Commissioner Emery Haskell, Firefighter Stephen Wishoski, Firefighter David Nylin, Firefighter William McBrine, Mayor Gary Christenson, Firefighter Michael Pasciuto (front), Deputy Chief Stephen Froio (back), Firefighter Robert Granara (front), Firefighter Tony Sullivan, Lieutenant Nicholas Hooper, Chief William Sullivan and Firefighter Kerry Howe