Firefighters go above and beyond to help veteran on Memorial Day

Local firefighters finished a veteran's yard work after his wife was taken to the hospital on Memorial Day.

Local firefighters finished a veteran’s yard work after his wife was taken to the hospital on Memorial Day.

Milford firefighters came to the aid of a veteran and his wife on Memorial Day, and decided to do more than the job required.

At 11:54 a.m. on Memorial Day, Milford firefighters responded to a person in need of medical assistance. The crew of Quint 3 gave care to a female patient, who was transported to the hospital, along with her spouse by her side.

The crew recognized that the husband was wearing a T-shirt and hat that denoted his service as a veteran, said Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi.

“Realizing that the yard work was incomplete, the firefighters completed the task before clearing the scene,” he said.

The crew of Quint 3 was comprised of Lt. AJ Murphy, Firefighter Eric Ouellette, and Firefighter Justin Edo.

“We simply wanted to do something good for the veteran, so that he may return home to find the work complete, and focus the attention on his wife,” Murphy said.

 

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