Firefighting, Leadership

Memorial Events for Fallen West Webster Firefighters

The West Webster Fire District and the West Webster Volunteer Firemen’s Association will be holding two memorial events in December to honor the firefighters who were injured or died during the Webster ambush last Christmas Eve, reports The Democrat and Chronicle.

Lt. Mike Chiapperini, 43, a volunteer firefighter and the police department’s public information officer, and Tomasz Kaczowka, 19, who also worked as a 911 dispatcher for Monroe County, died in the shootout.

The injured firefighters are Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino. Hofsetter suffered a severe injury to his pelvis. Scardino was shot in the left shoulder, with the bullet hitting his lung.

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