The Saugus Firefighters Relief Association issued the following press release

On Sunday, June 9 the Saugus Fire Department hosted the annual Firefighter Memorial Sunday exercises at fire headquarters, honoring Saugus firefighters who served our community and have passed on.

Fire departments across the nation recognize the second Sunday in June as a day of remembrance for these brave men and women.

Along with this ceremony the Saugus firefighters presented two firefighters with the Thomas R. Linskey Award of Merit, the highest honor within the department.

Fire Lt. William Cross and Firefighter Anthony Arone both received the award for rescuing an unconscious Saugus resident from an apartment building last summer. The patient survived his injuries thanks to the quick work of firefighters.