Amerks Hometown Hero Game January 23rd, 2013
Monday January 21st the Rochester Americans held a Hometown Heroes game. During the game the Amerks players wore West Webster patches on their jerseys to honor the fallen and injured firefighters from the Christmas Eve incident. During the pregame ceremonies members from West Webster, Webster, and Spencerport Fire Departments as well as family members from Tomaszs’ family presented the American Flag during the national anthem. The Amerks won the game 6-3 and that game was followed up by an RPD vs RFD game which was won by RPD 13-6. The Amerks are auctioning off game worn jerseys with the West Webster patch on their website.
Building Collapse January 23rd, 2013
Sunday January 6th West Webster responded for a building collapse. They arrived to find a century old abandoned schoolhouse collapsed. No one was injured in this incident.
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.
Donation Information for Injured and Fallen Firefighters January 1st, 2013
Many in the community have inquired on how they may donate to our “injured and fallen” firefighters. Donations may be made in one of three ways. First and foremost, please use the donation link on our web site at westwebsterfd.org. Other approved methods are, participating in any Fire Department boot drive that is done in the memory of the West Webster “injured or fallen” firefighters. Finally you can donate by searching on the key word “West Webster” on the indiegogo.com web site. Should you have any questions please contact Bryan Bayer at email@example.com. Thank you.
Time Warner Donation December 28th, 2012
The West Webster Fire Department would like to thank Time Warner of Western New York for their generous donation of $10,000 on behalf of our fallen and recovering firefighters.
Lancers Game Boot Drive December 28th, 2012
The West Webster Fire Department would like to thank all those who contributed to the boot drive held at last night’s Rochester Lancers game. This boot drive was held on behalf of our fallen and recovering firefighters. The generosity of the community was over whelming as close to $3,500.00 was donated by those who attended the game.
In Lieu Of Flowers December 26th, 2012
West Webster FD has been contacted by the local florists as numerous requests for flower deliveries are beginning to strain their supplies. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the memorials listed in the respective obituary’s or the West Webster Volunteer Firemen’s association via our donation page.