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Mass. firefighters pass helmet around state to support retired colleague with ALS

Dale Melanson’s helmet has visited more than two dozen departments so far


Photo/Hingham Firefighters Local 2398

By Leila Merrill

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Firefighters throughout the state are taking part in a fundraiser to help retired Plymouth firefighter Dale Melanson battle ALS, a neurological disease.

They are sending his helmet around the state, signing it as a show of support and donating toward his medical bills.

CBS News reported Friday that Melanson’s helmet has visited 27 fire departments and counting.

Follow the Plymouth Fire Relief Association to see more photos of the novel effort.