Mayor Carlo DeMaria recognized members of the Everett Fire Department (EFD) who responded and provided exceptional care to the victim at an industrial accident call on October 13 at the Scrap It metal recycling and disposal site.
When they arrived at the scene, they found a male patient was trapped in a motorized piece of heavy equipment. EFD was onsite for several hours with teams from Boston, Revere and Somerville who provided mutual aid, as well as additional medical personnel that were called to the site due to the complexity of the situation. The male patient was removed from the equipment and transported via Cataldo Ambulance to a local area hospital.
During the incident, firefighters responded with the utmost professionalism by providing support to the victim and spoking to him to make sure he knew they were there.
Mayor DeMaria recognized and presented citations to each member of the EFD who was on site that day to recognize them for exemplifying the very best of the City’s fire department.
“On October 13th, a man went to work at a local scrap yard. That day turned into the worst day of his life when he was involved in a serious industrial accident,” said Mayor DeMaria. “The only good thing about that day is that we had members of the Everett Fire Department come to his aid and provide exceptional care to him.”
The firefighters who were on scene that day and presented citations were: Deputy Chief Michael Imbornone, Captain Gary Ostler, Captain Michael O’Brien, Lt. Jack Gardner, Lt. Richard Collins, Captain James Lewis, John Benoit, Michael O’Donnell, Ian Tweeddale, Eric Crafts, Derek Joyner, Chad Bailey, Scott Nee, Mark Concannon, Deputy Chief William Hurley, Deputy Chief Sabato LoRusso, Deputy Chief Sean Dattoli, Scott Hogan, Nick Chiarello, Michael Vitukevitch, Captain Derek Perretti, Lt. Thomas Ross, Lt. Daniel Lloyd, Melvin Tauzier.
In addition to the EFD members who assisted, Steve Leonard who is the City Services mechanic assigned to fire equipment also was on site and presented a citation.