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Watertown Firefighters Honored for the Bravery on April 19

Five members of the Fire Department and the whole department received awards from the State Fire Marshal.

Massachusetts Fire Marshal Stephen Coan presented Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio with Firefighter of the Year awards. Video: Charlie Breitrose.
Massachusetts Fire Marshal Stephen Coan presented Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio with Firefighter of the Year awards. Video: Charlie Breitrose.
The Watertown Fire Department, and members involved in the night of the shootout with the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects received thanks and recognition for their work at Tuesday's Town Council meeting.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan came out the meeting to honor five fire fighters who risked their lives on April 19 to treat MBTA Police Officer Dic Donohue and one of the injured suspects. 

Lt. Arthur Geswell and Firefighters Patrick Menton, James Caruso, Douglas Wood and Timothy Donovan received the medals of valor for their efforts on April 19.

The whole department received an award from Coan for the work after the Marathon bombings. 

The awards were presented at a ceremony at MIT in December. See more from the ceremony by clicking here.

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