R.I.P. Webster Volunteer Firefighters! 12-24-2012


The following information is from Firefighterclosecalls.com:

RIP FF TK

NY DOUBLE FIREFIGHTER SHOOTING LODDS-CHRISTMAS EVE-2012 UPDATE

The Secret List www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com

4 West Webster FD Volunteer Firefighters responding to that house fire this morning were shot, with 2 being killed in the Line of Duty, leading to a shootout between a suspect and police in suburban Rochester. The shooter is now dead.

THE FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ARE: 

Mike Chiapperini, Webster NY Police Lieutenant and Public Information Officer, who was off duty, serving as a WW Volunteer Firefighter. Mike had just returned from Long Island after being deployed for Super Storm Sandy.

Tomasz Kaczowka, a 9-1-1 Dispatcher who was off duty serving as a WW Volunteer Firefighter. He graduated from high school in 2011 and was only 19 years old at the time of his death.

BOTH INJURED FIREFIGHTERS: Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofsetter,are in guarded condition with very significant injuries. Hofsetter was an off duty City of Rochester Firefighter. Cops say that one or more shooters fired at the Firefighters when they arrived shortly after 0530 at the fire near the Lake Ontario shore, just east of Rochester, in the Town of Webster, West Webster Fire District. The first Webster police officer who arrived exchanged gunfire with a shooter, 2 of the Firefighters arrived on the first due apparatus and 2 arrived by car.

INITIALLY: The West Webster Fire District received a report of a car and house on fire on Lake Road, on a narrow peninsula where Irondequoit Bay meets Lake Ontario. The fire started in one home and spread to two others and a car.

THIS IS THE RADIO TRAFFIC from this morning fire and shooting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7VXwnyAvp8

THIS SITE appears to have some of the better local coverage:

http://www.13wham.com

THIS IS video of this mornings fire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8umvbZ-qrw

THIS is the West Webster FD Homepage:

http://westwebsterfd.org/ RIP FF MC

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