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Waltham recognizes firefighters' bravery

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 27, 2007 09:49 AM

Waltham firefighters have been honored by the city for their bravery in fighting this July 15 fire that destroyed a popular family restaurant and an adjacent convenience store.
(Globe staff photo by John Bohn)


Waltham City Councilors have unanimously approved a resolution commending the firefighters who responded to the July 15 fire that destroyed Sal's Restaurant and California Convenience on Main Street.

The resolution specifically praised Captain Anthony Capello and Firefighter Joseph L. Nelson, who were injured when one of the floors in the building collapsed into the basement, and the two men who rescued them, Lieutenant John R. Castellano and Firefighter Dwight J. Anderson.

The audience at city hall -- which included many fellow members of the department -- gave the four men a standing ovation at the conclusion of the vote.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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