For some people, their jobs are more than just vocations.

Our veterans and first responders go above and beyond to keep us safe, and we want to honor them.

The Hometown Hero for February 2020 is Gerry Pineau.

He was nominated by Myriah Porter, who wanted to give him the recognition he deserves.

She said he is the first person to give others anything they need.

Gerry works as a full-time Westbrook paramedic and firefighter and works for Freeport and Scarborough as well.

He encourages his daughter to hold food drives multiple times a year for people at her school who can’t afford food.

And when the Farmington explosion happened, Myriah said Gerry dropped everything to go help. He was previously the fire chief in Livermore Falls.

She noted that he is an inspiration to the fire service as well as to everyone to simply be a better human being.

So thank you, Gerry, for being a Hometown Hero.

Do you know someone who should be the next Hometown Hero we recognize? Nominate first responders (i.e. police, firefighters, paramedics, etc.) and military veterans that you want recognized here so we can acknowledge their hard work and dedication.

If they are selected, the Hometown Hero of the Month will also win a $75 Visa gift card, $25 to Bubba Fryes Wings & Things and four tickets to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye.

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