Two Mashpee Firemen to be Honored on 9-11 for Heroism

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By: Geoff Spillane
Published: 09/06/13

Mashpee Fire Department will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States with a tribute, bell ringing, and fireman’s prayer on Wednesday at 8:45 AM at the main station. All are invited to attend.

Following the tribute, the department will honor two of its own for acts of heroism conducted during the past year.

Lieutenant Glenn G. Milliken will be recognized for an off-duty rescue last December on Route 3 in Duxbury. Lt. Milliken was driving to Boston when he came across a motor vehicle accident with a car engulfed in flames. He was able to extricate a passenger from the vehicle and get him to safety before local fire and rescue apparatus arrived on the scene.

Inspector Joel Clifford will be commended for his efforts in helping residents during last February’s blizzard. Mashpee Fire Chief George W. Baker Jr. said that Inspector Clifford, on the Tuesday following the blizzard, was assigned to the regional shelter in Falmouth to assist Mashpee residents at the shelter to get home safely.

“Joel was able to obtain the use of a Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority bus, and worked with the Mashpee Housing Authority and NStar to help people get back to their homes,” Chief Baker said. “He stayed on the bus and helped people in different states of wellness and fitness, and got them home, even shoveling their driveways. He single-handedly got 12 families back to Mashpee and back into their homes.” 

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