Posted at: 12/24/2012 5:51 PM
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks issued a statement Monday saying, "On behalf of our entire community, I extend my deepest condolences to everyone affected by today's tragedy in Webster.
We will always remember Volunteer Fire Fighter Tomasz Kaczowka, also a 911 Center employee for Monroe County, and Volunteer Fire Fighter Michael Chiapperini, also a Lieutenant with the Webster Police Department, for their incredible commitment and dedication to public safety in our community. It should not be lost on us that these two brave individuals were killed while selflessly making the sacrifice demanded of all first responders - rushing directly towards danger in order to keep our homes and our families safe.
On this tragic Christmas Eve, let us all keep our thoughts and prayers with the two Fire Fighters who we lost today, the two who are still recovering from their injuries, the loved ones of all those involved, and the entire Town of Webster at this very difficult time.”