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Firefighter Honored for Work During 75-Vehicle Pileup

Allen Nygren received an official mayoral recognition and a standing ovation at Tuesday's city council meeting

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    Firefighter Honored for Work During 75-Vehicle Pileup
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    In this photo provided by Maine State Police And Maine Emergency Management, emergency personnel respond to a multi vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 near Bangor, Maine, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. State police spokesman Steve McCausland says the pileup in Etna happened early Wednesday in heavy snow and involved many cars, a school bus and a tractor trailer. No fatalities were immediately reported but McCausland says some of the injuries were serious. (AP Photo/Maine State Police And Maine Emergency Management, Stephen McCausland)

    A Waterville, Maine, firefighter who jumped into action to help the victims of a 75-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 in Maine last week has been honored by city officials.

    Allen Nygren received an official mayoral recognition and a standing ovation at Tuesday's city council meeting

    The Morning Sentinel reports that Mayor Nick Isgro said Nygren risked his own life and acted in a selfless manner to provide emergency medical care to injured motorists.

    Nygren, an emergency medical technician, was off duty and on his way home after his shift on Feb. 25 when he came across the snowy crash scene in Etna. For five hours he performed triage. Although at least 17 people were hurt, there were no fatalities.

    Nygren said he just did what any firefighter would have done.
     

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