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Mayor presents Citation to 10-year-old who called 911 after spotting a house fire

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Parlin School student’s quick actions helped firefighters respond swiftly to prevent further damage and possibly save lives

  Mayor Carlo DeMaria presented a citation to Angela Landaverde, a fourth-grader at the Parlin School, whose call to 911 upon spotting smoke from a house fire allowed firefighters to quickly respond and prevent further damage to the home and possibly save lives. Landaverde and her family joined Mayor DeMaria at City Hall for a citation presentation in recognition of her heroic actions.

  “I was glad to award her a citation for her quick and heroic response to danger and her ability to think quickly on her feet and remain calm at such a young age,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Angela is a student at the Parlin School, and I’m sure they are all as proud of her as we and her family are. Well done, Angela. Your actions saved the day.”

  On May 13, a fire broke out at a home in Everett. Smoke was spotted by Angela, who immediately dialed 911 without hesitation or panic. The Everett Fire Department was able to respond as quickly as possible and was able to keep the potential damage from the fire to a minimum without any injuries thanks in part to her actions.

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