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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Council to Award Providence’s First ‘Municipal Medal for Deeds of Bravery' to Firefighters, First Responders

The Providence City Council will tonight bestow the City’s first municipal medals upon several members of the Providence Fire Department for extraordinary acts of bravery. Recipients include Lt. Robert McCullough, who was off-duty when he rescued a man from a burning building in December, and the firefighters and rescue technicians who resuscitated an infant after drowning in a bathtub in September, 2016.
 
Although guidelines for the City’s municipal medal was first codified in the City Charter in 1915, no such medal has ever been awarded. Last fall, the City Council commissioned Olneyville artist Kiki Sciullo to design the medal and oversee production. The medals were manufactured exclusively in Providence and feature the City’s new seal of honor and heroism.  
 
The medals will be presented to recipients at tonight’s City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall. This event is open to the public. Media coverage is invited.
 
WHO:             Providence City Council Members, Municipal Medal Recipients, Medal Designer Kiki Sciullo
WHAT:           Municipal Medal Ceremony
WHERE:         City Council Chambers, Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903

WHEN:           at 7:00 p.m.