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Firefighter receives citation for administering CPR off-duty

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  An Everett firefighter received a citation during Monday’s City Council meeting for helping to save a patron’s life after he had a heart attack at a local restaurant. Firefighter Tori Cyrus was out to dinner with friends on Nov. 23 at J.J. Grimsby & Co. Restaurant in Stoneham when she saw someone in need of resuscitating and life-saving measures. The man was present on Monday to thank her, but he asked not to be photographed or named.

  Everett resident Kristina Sullivan, who is an RN, and Cyrus were first there in assessing the patient. Cyrus initiated CPR and continued with help from Sullivan for approximately 20 minutes until Stoneham Police and Fire arrived.

  “I thank everyone for coming,” Cyrus said after receiving her citation from the Mayor’s Office. “I take a lot of pride in being an Everett firefighter.”

  Her grandfather/retired Cambridge firefighter Joseph Scalesse always said to expect the unexpected, regardless of location.

  “It’s our duty to act,” Cyrus said. “I was there just to help out and be an active member of our community.”

  Firefighters’ Union President Craig Hardy thanked the City Council during public comment for recognizing her and swearing in three firefighters later in the meeting.

Firefighter Tori Cyrus and family, pictured from left to right: father Paul Howard, grandmother Carol Scalesse, mother Joanne Howard, Tori, grandfather/retired Cambridge Firefighter Joseph Scalesse.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria congratulated Cyrus on helping to save a man’s life. He also awarded her a citation on behalf of the City of Everett.
During the City Council meeting, Ward 6 Councillor Alfred Lattanzi (at left) and Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese awarded Firefighter Tori Cyrus a citation from Mayor Carlo DeMaria on behalf of the City of Everett.
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Fire Chief Scott Dalrymple congratulated Firefighter Tori Cyrus during Monday’s City Council meeting at City Hall.
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Pictured from left to right: Firefighter Tori Cyrus’ cousins Kevin and Melissa Rosher, parents Joanne and Paul Howard, Tori, aunt Patti Scalesse and friends Micaela Pindari, Kristina Sullivan RN, who also helped administer CPR, and Anthony.
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Shown from left to right: Councillors-at-Large John Hanlon and Stephanie Smith, Ward 6 Councillor Al Lattanzi, Firefighter Tori Cyrus, Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Councillors-at-Large Richard Dell Isola and Irene Cardillo during the City Council meeting on Monday night.

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