On Sept. 20, State Representatives Jessica Giannino and Donald Wong joined local and state officials across the commonwealth and participated in the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM)’s Fire Ops program with Revere Fire Department’s own Captain Kevin O’Hara!
According to Rep. Giannino, “It was a hands-on training where my colleagues and I had a unique opportunity to learn about the profession. We learned skills like cutting apart a car using the jaws of life, extinguishing an apartment fire, performing CPR (on a mannequin), as well as learning more about fire gear and equipment. Growing up with family members on both the police and fire departments in Revere, I have an acute understanding of and admiration for these selfless professions. Today, after training with a live fire and using powerful tools that can save lives, I discovered a new level of appreciation and deeper gratitude for these skilled professionals who run into emergency situations when others run out. I am so grateful for the members of Saugus Firefighters Local 1003 & Revere Fire Fighters Local 926 IAFF. Thank you for all that you do.”
Rep. Giannino’s family are no strangers to public safety as her grandfather, Christy Giannino was a Revere firefighter and her dad, Chris is a longtime Revere Police Sergeant.