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Fairport-E.Rochester Post
  • East Rochester, Egypt, Fairport fire departments raise money, to 'boot'

  • Volunteers from three local fire departments stood on the street with rubber boots in hand to collect cash donations to support the families of the firefighters hurt and killed in the Christmas Eve ambush in West Webster.



    The East Rochester Fire Department, Egypt Fire Department, and Fairport Fire Department each held their own boot drives.

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  • Volunteers from three local fire departments stood on the street with rubber boots in hand to collect cash donations to support the families of the firefighters hurt and killed in the Christmas Eve ambush in West Webster.
    The East Rochester Fire Department, Egypt Fire Department, and Fairport Fire Department each held their own boot drives, with the following results:
    EAST ROCHESTER
    ER firefighters were visible wearing their black and yellow coats at three intersections in the village on Saturday, Jan. 19. In just three hours, they raised more than $12,000.
    In addition to the boots in the street, empty boots were distributed to 14 local businesses who collected donations from customers during the week. In total, the campaign raised $14,400 to go directly to the fund established for the West Webster Fire Department.
    “The East Rochester Fire Department would like to Thank the East Rochester community, its visitors and especially the following businesses for the overwhelming support and generosity,” said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Romach.
    EGYPT FD
    It was a snowy day when the 15 members of the Egypt Fire Department stood outside at the intersection of Routes 250 and 31 in the town of Perinton. In just two hours, Lt. Chuck Friden said he couldn’t believe how many drivers stopped to roll down their windows and empty their pockets.
    “We were absolutely blown away by the generosity,” said Friden. “We had to empty the boots halfway through (the drive) because they were so full.”
    In just two hours, they raised $10,600 (and about $600 of that amount was loose change).
    FAIRPORT FD
    The FFD boot drive in December raised over $10,400 for the WWFD.
    “The support from the community was incredible and we would like to thank them,” said Deputy Fire Chief Jay DeWitt. “Please continue to keep the Webster community and West Webster Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers.”
     

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