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Originally published in The Weekly Packet, April 3, 2014
Brooklin responders to join Seadogs’ Hometown Heroes

by Rich Hewitt

When the Portland Seadogs honor the state’s hometown heroes later this month, three Brooklin firefighters will be on the field.

Fire Chief Sam Friend, and firefighters Paul Gallo and Scott Holden will be among the emergency responders who will be honored in an on-field ceremony before the 1 p.m. game on April 12.

This is the seventh year the ball club has teamed up with Southern Maine EMS for the Hometown Heroes ceremony that recognizes the emergency responders who help to keep Maine towns safe every day. The three local men were nominated by the town’s board of selectmen in response to a request from the Seadogs.

The three men will join other first responders from around the state for a formal ceremony on the field at Hadlock Field before the start of the game. In addition, they each will receive a ticket to the game.

The Seadogs encourage family members and other townspeople to travel to Portland to support the local firefighters at the ceremony and to take in the game.

For more information, call: 874-9300.