Statement about Texas LODD April 18th, 2013
The officers and firefighters of the West Webster Fire Department wish to express our sincerest condolences to the firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and police officers who lost their lives this morning in the Town of West, Texas. We are truly saddened by the events that unfolded and will continue to support and pray for our brother and sister emergency responders as they have supported us in our time of need. Our hearts go out to the community as well which will forever be affected by the incident that occurred.
Chief Speaks of Incident in Georgia April 14th, 2013
Click here to see comments made by Chief Deisenroth about the recent incident in Gwinnett County Georgia where four firefighters were held hostage by a deranged man after responding to a false call for emergency medical services.
2013 Scholarship Application March 20th, 2013
West Webster Volunteer Firemans Association has released their 2013 Scholarship application. Click here for information on the scholarship as well as to download the application.
Feb. 8 Confederate Railroad Concert and Fundraiser Cancelled February 7th, 2013
CANCELLED: The Confederate Railroad concert and Fundraiser for Friday, February 8, 2013, 7:00 PM has been Cancelled due to travel conflicts. The poor weather conditions (winter storm) have caused the cancelling of flights.
Benefits for Fallen and Injured Firefighters February 3rd, 2013
Click here to view a page dedicated to benefits being held in the area for the fallen and injured firefighters.
Statement Regarding Social Media January 6th, 2013
Several issues have arisen on social media websites concerning our fire department. Currently our department is not soliciting anything other than donations to the Memorial Fund. Please utilize this website as the official source of information and should you have any questions email the public information officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support.
Welcome Home January 5th, 2013
West Webster would like to welcome firefighters Joe Hofstetter and Ted Scardino home. Both firefighters were released from the hospital today and are home on the road to recovery.
Thank You Message from Chief Deisenroth January 4th, 2013
The West Webster Fire District family would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to our loving and caring community. We are enormously overwhelmed with the generosity of each and every one of you and as unbelievably amazing as you have all been, we should not be surprised. We have witnessed the true meanings of honor, community, brother and sisterhood, and family. Our family extends well beyond our firehouse and our community well beyond Webster!
To thank you all for each and every gift of love you have given would be impossible as we are still learning of the many ways people have shown and continue to show their support. You have visited our home with cards, monetary gifts, food and drinks, flowers, candles, teddy bears, plaques, hand-crafted crosses, drawings, and even coffee and treats from Abbott’s. Facebook Groups have been formed by many to show support, share comforting words and pictures, and even arrange for transportation and housing for the funeral services. We notice signs in front yards and we see your flags are lowered. We notice when you tell us to be safe and we know those words hold more weight than anyone could ever explain. We appreciate each and every person who stood outside to watch the funeral processions and every vehicle that stopped on the side of the road. We saw flags waving, people saluting, hands over hearts, and we have seen so many tears. Each and every one of you not only reminded us but also taught us what it truly means to be a strong and loving community.
Brothers and sisters came from all over, including other countries, to pay their respects and to share in our grief. Each and every one of you not only reminded us but also taught us what Brotherhood/Sisterhood truly means.
You have prayed for us and with us and we know that you will continue to pray, as will we.
“Thank you” doesn’t begin to express our appreciation to all of you. Please know that the good you have all shown will always be remembered and cherished by all of us. You have truly honored our brothers!
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the various media outlets for respecting the wishes of the families through this difficult time. We appreciate them working with us to make sure the highest level of respect was shown during all of the events that they attended.
May you all have a safe and happy 2013.
West Webster Fire District
Medal of Freedom Petition Drive for 4 Firefighters January 2nd, 2013
Below is the link to the Medal of Freedom Petition Drive for the four firefighters involved in the Christmas Eve tragedy.