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Albion firefighters will receive Green Cross award

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 August 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Albion firefighters arrived on scene not long after 5 a.m. on June 21 to see a heavily damaged vehicle on Eagle Harbor-Waterport Road.

A driver, Jillian Troy, was badly injured and trapped inside the 1993 Suburu four-door sedan. The vehicle struck a concrete bridge structure that carries the roadway over Otter Creek.

Albion firefighters used the Hurst Jaws of Life to tear off the roof of the vehicle and free Troy, 18, of Holley. She was then taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital.

This evening Albion firefighters will be awarded the “Green Cross,” an honor from the Hurst Jaws of Life company for using the equipment to save lives. Kevin Sheehan, Albion’s deputy mayor, will present the awards at 6:30 p.m. at the fire hall on North Platt Street.

The following will be recognized: Dale Banker, Albert Cheverie, Andrew Cheverie, Rob Connor, Mike Dalle, Matt Francis, Will Francis, Jeremy Graham, James Herdendorf, Charlie Monacelli, Steven Papponetti, Chuck Prentice and Rocky Sidari.