Portsmouth Firefighter Will Be Shaheen's Guest At State Of The Union

Jan 20, 2015

Senator Jeanne Shaheen has invited a Portsmouth firefighter as her guest at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in Washington.

Bill McQuillen, who is secretary-treasurer of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, will sit in the audience Tuesday for the president's speech. Shaheen said it's an honor to host McQuillen in Washington to show her appreciate for all that he and his fellow first responders do for New Hampshire year-round.

McQuillen is a 25-year veteran of the fire service. He began his career in at the Portsmouth Fire Department in 1990 as a firefighter and was promoted to lieutenant in 2008.