BOSTON – Three Malden firefighters were honored at the State House on Wednesday after pulling a Saugus firefighter from a massive three alarm fire earlier this month.
Speaker Robert DeLeo welcomed Lieutenant John Hall and Firefighters Don Kelsey and Gregory Jean to the State House. He was joined by Malden’s House delegation, Representatives Paul Donato, Steve Ultrino, Paul Brodeur, and by Representative Donald Wong of Saugus.
“Lieutenant Hall and Firefighters Kelsey and Jean exemplify the ideals of public service and commitment to community,” said Speaker DeLeo. “Every day, I am awed by the courage of Massachusetts’ firefighters and grateful for the sacrifices that they and their families make. I would like to wholeheartedly thank these three heroes for their bravery and selflessness.”
The Malden delegation presented each firefighter with an official House of Representatives citation recognizing them for their heroism in saving the life of another firefighter.
“These are our local heroes: selfless, inspiring to all, and truly a great example of Malden’s Firefighters,” said Representative Paul Donato.
“These brave men represent the very best of Malden,” said Representative Steve Ultrino. “I’m grateful every day for the hard work and dedication of our firefighters, who put themselves at risk to protect the community and save lives.”
“I am pleased that we have the opportunity to congratulate these heroes. Their altruism and bravery are examples that should inspire everyone. We are lucky that Malden has such dedicated firefighters keeping us safe day in and day out,” State Representative Paul Brodeur said.
“I would like to thank the Malden brotherhood of firefighters for saving the life of a Saugus firefighter,” said Representative Donald Wong. “Firefighters are always risking their lives to save lives.”