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    Default **major incident** webster, ny.

    Webster, ny: **unconfirmed** reports of firefighters shot upon arrival at a dwelling fire with a police incident- social media reporting at least three firefighters hit by gunfire, driven out of the area by neighbors to get medical care. Police swat on scene with barricaded subject and three structures now involved in fire. Police evacuating neighbors by armored car.
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    MONROE NY: **UPDATE** Shooter still on the loose. Police evacuating residents from the neighborhood by armored car. Airport Crash Trucks staging to make an "attack hit and run" of the three dwellings involved in fire in an attempt to stop the advance of the fire.

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    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/a...wp&feedId=6638
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    *UPDATE* SWAT Personnel have found a DOA on the shoreline with several weapons *appears* to be the suspect. Airport CFR rigs are now moving in to make knock-downs of the four+ dwellings on fire in an attempt to stop the spread of fire- not committing any assets until safety is guaranteed of course.
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    Local news reports two members are dead.



    http://www.13wham.com/news/local/sto...KegOnofrg.cspx
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    **UPDATE** Major news media outlets now reporting two firefighter fatalities.
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    Interesting use of ARFF equipment to contain fires in a potential "hot" zone. I wonder if this is in a plan somewhere, or was this thinking outside of the box on the go? I hope the guys that were hit are ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcwops View Post
    Interesting use of ARFF equipment to contain fires in a potential "hot" zone. I wonder if this is in a plan somewhere, or was this thinking outside of the box on the go? I hope the guys that were hit are ok.
    Major news outlets are reporting four firefighters hit by gunfire, two fatally.
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    What is this world coming to?
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    RIP Brothers, Senseless loss here

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    My town, I grew up a mile from the scene. One of our guys (City of Rochester) volunteers for Webster and was shot in leg and pelvis. One of those killed is a LT in the Webster PD, the other works for 911.

    Here is audio of Webster VFF and our City FF after being shot.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry302 View Post
    My town, I grew up a mile from the scene. One of our guys (City of Rochester) volunteers for Webster and was shot in leg and pelvis. One of those killed is a LT in the Webster PD, the other works for 911.

    Here is audio of Webster VFF and our City FF after being shot.

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    I saw that on Statter911.com too.

    What an awesome job he did of keeping calm and telling vital info to responding units. Part of it was to stay conscious from his wounds but he did an outstanding job! I am a dispatcher and I am not sure if I would be that calm on the other end.

    My prayers are with the families of the victims and hope for a speedy recovery for the two injured.
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    RIP Brothers, your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

    Prayers for speedy recoveries for those injured and for all the families involved.

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    RIP brothers. I hope the shooter burns in Hell.
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    I was hearing it live over the scanner, starting at 6:15am (when it first started popping over social networking pages of my friends from upstate NY), until they found the gunman.... lots of rumors were flying around... the cops did a great job securing the scene, and trying to find the shooter. even the brother who was giving updates to keep everyone safe did a great job.

    The dispatchers did an AMAZING JOB staying calm during the entire thing. Speaking as a dispatcher and dispatch instructor, I can honestly say that with several of my firefighters or cops shot, my stress level would have been through the roof, and the supervisor probably would have needed to calm me several times during the incident.

    It's a very sad time when unarmed responder are targeted for death when they are trying to do their job, especially when they aren't doing it for any compensation. Rest in peace Firefighter/911 Dispatcher Mike Chiapperini and Firfighter/Police Lieutenant Tomasz Kaczowka, and I hope the two injured firefighters and the off duty police officer who was shot have speedy recoveries from their gunshot wounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyRescueTech View Post
    . Rest in peace Firefighter/911 Dispatcher Mike Chiapperini and Firfighter/Police Lieutenant Tomasz Kaczowka
    Correction, Chiapperini was the Webster police Lt. and past Chief of WWFD. Tomasz was the 911 Dispatcher.

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    terrible.....rest in peace brothers.

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    An estimated 5000 brothers and sisters paid their respects on Saturday - the "wait" was about three hours between arrival and paying one's respects.

    I'm sure the high school gym where Mike's funeral will be held Sunday will be packed, as will the Church where Tomasz's funeral will be held on Monday.

    The two injured brothers also came to the school today to pay their respects.

    The services will reportedly be broadcast live on WHEC.com.

    http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2880583.shtml?cat=566
    Last edited by tree68; 12-30-2012 at 01:20 AM. Reason: Corrected info.
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    The town has had a tough year. In Dec. 2011 a 15 year old set fire to his house killing his father and two brothers. Webster is a village/town surburb of Rochester. They aren't tiny, but aren't very big either. They aren't used to violence. Between the arson fire last year, and the murder and injuring of 4 firemen this year, the entire town is having a tough time. I feel for all the firemen, but the town as a whole too. 2 unspeakable acts of violence in just over a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    The two injured brothers also came to the school today to pay their respects.
    Reading this put a giant lump in my throat. That is inspiring, sad, beautiful, gut wrenching and pure class all rolled into one.

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    This site has lots of info and photos from the Funerals. One of the wounded works for my dept. we had about 260 at calling hours, with 100 or so having to work during those times not to bad .

    Heres the link. http://mcfw.com/
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    I attended the calling hours on Saturday Dec. 29th and the feeling of brotherhood present there was overwhelming. I will say Tree68's assessment of the number of people present was dead on if not a little conservative. I estimated the line was about a mile long with firefighters standing 3-5 wide. When the announcement was made that our injured brothers were arriving by ambulance everyone got quiet. It was truely amazing. I saw vehicles from all over NY and areas of surrounding states. The weather that day wasnt the best for driving and people still came out.

    FF Mike Chiapparini and FF Tomasz Kaczowka, May you rest in peace brothers, you will not be forgotten.
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    It's now being reported that the shooter may have been upset because donations were made to the West Webster FD in memory of his mother.

    Maybe he wanted the money for himself?

    Sometimes you just don't know.
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