MERRIMAC — Chief Larry Fisher is pleased to announce the Merrimac Fire Department will be reunited next week with a man whose life they saved when responding to a serious crash in November.
Monday, April 19 starting at 7 p.m.
The Merrimac Fire Station, 16 East Main St.
The Merrimac Fire Department will be hosting a life-saving ceremony next Monday to honor the efforts of its members and reunite with the man whose life they saved.
The ceremony will be held on Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Merrimac Fire Station, 16 East Main St. The event is not open to members of the public. Members of the media who wish to attend must RSVP in advance by emailing Chief Fisher at [email protected].
Members will be honored for their life-saving work when responding to a crash on Nov. 7, 2020. Shortly after 10 p.m. that day, the Merrimac Fire Department was dispatched to I-495 for a single motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, first responders found that the guard rail had gone through the driver’s side door, trapping the driver, David Lesiczsa of Haverhill, inside.
Merrimac firefighters — with the help of Amesbury Fire, Merrimac Police, Massachusetts State Police and Amesbury Police — worked diligently to extricate the patient. After more than an hour, the patient was safely removed from the vehicle and flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
Lesiczsa has since made a full recovery and will reunite with the first responders who save his life for the ceremony.
Those who attend will be required to wear a face mask or covering, and practice social distancing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.