Firefighters promoted, honored.
WORCESTER - Two firefighters were promoted, seven received
commendations, six were cited for their military service and two
received a magazine's award for heroism and community service in a
ceremony Tuesday in City Hall. In photo above, Firefighter Annmarie
Pickett, flanked by her sons, Kyle Shamlian, 16, left, and Connor
Shamlian, 14, raises her right hand while being promoted to lieutenant.
Lt. Pickett is the first woman promoted to this rank. In photo at left,
Robert Courtney is promoted to lieutenant while his 3-year-old son,
Cameron, holds his father's new badge. Commended were Firefighter
Robert Binette for an off-duty ice rescue at Wachusett Mountain; Capt.
Dennis Dolan for outstanding management of a carbon monoxide incident on
Main Street; Firefighters Jeffrey Rutkiewicz and Karl Solomon for a
rescue at Hudson and Townsend streets; Lt. John Kennedy and Firefighters
Joseph Carraher and Michael George for a rescue on Goulding Street.
Receiving citations for military deployment were District Chief James
Russell, Lt. Lawrence Gay and firefighters Scott Armstrong, Gina
Genatossio-Dykas, Ralph Knight and Ralph Tiscione. The Firehouse
Magazine Heroism & Community Service Award was presented to
Firefighter Gary Anger and Lt. Mark Chestna.
NAME: WORCESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
PHOTOG: T&G Staff Photos/RICK CINCLAIR
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