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Rochester Firefighters Honored for Valor and Service

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Chief Mark Klose is pleased to announce that current and former members of the Rochester Fire Department were honored for their valor and service at a ceremony this week. 

On Monday, Sept. 24, several members of the department were recognized at the New Hampshire Fire and Emergency Medical Services Committee of Merit Awards Ceremony.

On Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, Dover Firefighters responded to a report that an individual was at risk of jumping off of the General Sullivan Bridge. Rochester firefighters provided additional technical rescue equipment and personnel. Rochester Firefighter Micah Ruel was lowered down the side of the bridge to reach the woman and worked together with Dover Firefighter Dave Camire to safely remove her from the bridge.

Firefighters Camire and Ruel were awarded a Class 2 Medal of Valor for there life saving actions during the rescue. Rochester Fire Chief Mark Klose, retired Assistant Chief Mark Dupuis, Deputy Chief Dennis Dube, Captain Joe Burns and Firefighters Micah Ruel, Sam Morrill and Josh Biron received a Unit Citation for their efforts during the rescue.

“The whole team played a vital role in protecting an individual who was in a dangerous situation,” Chief Klose said. “I’m proud of the work they did that evening, and want to congratulate them all on this well deserved honor.”

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