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Congress Passes Bill to Give Donations to West Webster Families and Firefighters

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A bill has been passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives to help the West Webster Fire Department disseminate funds raised for victims' families and firefighters.

Christmas Eve marks one year since the attack in Webster that left two firefighters dead, three other first responders injured and several homes burned to the ground.

The bill will fast-track the process that donations can be passed along to families and firefighters.

Due to a procedural move by Senator Charles Schumer, the bill will now head quickly through the Senate before it reaches President Obama's desk.


The West Webster Fire Department will hold services later this month for the fallen firefighters.

A fallen firefighters memorial will be dedicated behind the Gravel Road station on Sunday, Dec. 22. The public will be able to view the memorial after 1 p.m.

On the morning of Dec. 24, the public is also invited from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to visit the memorial that was set up on Lake Road at the site of the ambush. Family and fellow firefighters will hold a private candlelight vigil earlier in the morning. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP