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Framingham Man, a Wellesley Firefighter, Invited on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Four Wellesley firefighters are scheduled to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres television show, including a Framingham resident, for their rescue of a dog in the Charles River.

Credit: Wellesley Fire Department
Credit: Wellesley Fire Department

Written By Kelly Mello & Susan Petroni

Framingham resident Dave Papazian, a Wellesley firefighter, is scheduled to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres television show tomorrow, Jan. 14, along with three other Wellesley firefighters.

Captain Jim Dennehy, lieutenant Paul Delaney, Papazian and firefighter Joan Cullinan were invited to California to appear on the Ellen show because of their rescue of Crosby, a dog who fell through the ice of Charles River last month. 

Firefighters, tethered to a rope, waded through the water and ice and pulled the dog to shore, where they dried him off with blankets and a fire coat and returned him to his family. 

Attached to this Framingham Patch report is a video from Wellesley Police about the dog rescue.

For their efforts, Wellesley Fire Department received PETA's Compassionate Fire Department Award.

Papazian lives in Framingham with his wife and their child.

The show airs 4 p.m. on channel 5. 

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