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                                        BROCKTON FIREFIGHTERS PIPES AND DRUMS

                                                             ROAD RACE RESULTS

1st PLACE MALE                                                 JOE REGO                            19:52

1ST PLACE FEMALE                           ANDREA SAWLER             21:31

2ND PLACE MALE                               WESLEY DWYER                 20:03

2ND PLACE FEMALE                           MEGAN ONEIL                  24:56

3RD PLACE MALE                                JAMES CAMPBELL            20:26

3RD PLACE FEMALE                           KELLEY TRAVERS               25:54

                                                1ST PLACE AGE DIVISIONS

15 & UNDER  MALE                          RICO PALANZA                  29:38

15 & UNDER FEMALE                      ABIGAIL KRIM                   30:02

15-19 MALE                                        PADEN PALANZA             21:34

15-19 FEMALE                                    TAYLER GALLIGAN           42:17

20-29 MALE                                        EDWARD TWOLIG            20:47

20-29 FEMALE                                    KELLY TRAVERS                 25:54

30-39 MALE                                        MATT MCDONALD          27:04

30-39 FEMALE                                    ANDREA SAWLER             21:31

40-49 MALE                                        JOE REGO                            19:52

40-49 FEMALE                                    LAURA KRIM                      32:52

50-59 MALE                                        KEN TOLSON                      23:21

50-59 FEMALE                                    KIM TOLSON                      46:45

60 & OVER FEMALE                         LISA GARCEN                     51:53                    

ROAD RACE RESULTS FIREFIGHTER DIVISION

1ST  PLACE BROCKTON FIREFIGHTER MALE:  JAMES CAMPBELL      20:26

1ST PLACE VISITING FIRE FIGHTER MALE:  WESLEY DWYER               20:03

1ST PLACE BROCKTON FIREFIGHTER COMPANY TEAM CHALLENGE     SQUAD A      

TONY BOWEN, DAN SANTRY, STEVE MCLEAN   TEAM AVERAGE- 21:49

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A ‘legend’ in the fight for benefits of firefighters

A ‘legend’ in the fight for benefits of firefighters

BFD veteran dies at 68

Bob McGovern Saturday, January 02, 2016

Credit: Boston Fire Department

‘YOU DON’T FORGET A GUY LIKE MIKE’: Michael Mullane, right, pictured in this undated photograph with then-U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, was a Boston firefighter for more than 40 years and also served as vice president of the 3rd District of the International Association of Firefighters for more than 30 years.

Firefighters from coast to coast are mourning the death of Michael Mullane, a longtime labor leader remembered as a legendary old-school negotiator who fought for the rights of his front-line constituents.

“Mike Mullane was a leader. He was always by my side when I was learning the ropes, and I always looked up to him,” said Rich Paris, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718. “He was a mentor, a great guy and a great friend. He cared about the union and his fellow firefighters.”

Mullane, 68, died early yesterday morning surrounded by friends and family, according to Paris. He was a Boston firefighter for more than four decades. Mullane also represented the International Association of Firefighters in the 3rd District for more than 30 years as vice president.

“He was passionate about what he did, and he was the driving force for a lot of the legislation that protects firefighters’ rights and benefits,” said Boston fire Commissioner Joseph Finn. “He was always concerned about families and making sure they were protected.”

Finn said it’s typical for four or five members of the department’s color guard to take part in funerals for fallen firefighters — though he expects it will be a little different for Mullane.

“In this case, where Mike was so well-known, it’s going to be a big thing,” Finn said.

“You’re going to have people flying in from all over the country. He was a legend nationally in the labor movement and making a better life for firefighters. This is going to be a big deal. You don’t forget a guy like Mike.”

A service has tentatively been scheduled for Thursday, with a Mass on Friday, according to Paris. The exact locations and times have not yet been determined, but they will be open to the public, Paris said.

“There will be so much to say about this extraordinary man. We have already begun the process of assisting with the plans to celebrate and honor Michael’s life and incredible career,” Harold A. Schaitberger, general president of the IAFF, said in a statement.

One of Mullane’s biggest campaigns was ensuring that widows of firefighters receive the benefits they’re owed, according to both Finn and Paris. He was especially aggressive when a widow’s benefits were on the line and was a tireless advocate for the families of firefighters.

“He always cared about the widows of firefighters. That was very, very important to Mike. He wanted to make sure they had their benefits,” Paris said. “He made sure they got their health care and their ?pension. That meant a lot to him.”

Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said Mullane was considered a no-nonsense union official, and earned the respect of firefighters in the U.S. and Canada.

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