WWFD Sign Dedication
The Badge of Honor Association hosted a ceremony dedicating two signs to the West Webster firefighters who were killed while responding to a house fire on December 24, 2012. Firefighter Mike Chiapperini, also a Webster Police Lieutenant, and Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka, a Monroe County Fire Dispatcher, were gunned down as they stepped off the engine to begin a fire attack. Firefighters Ted Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter, a City of Rochester firefighter, were also shot during the incident that involved nearly every fire and police agency in the region. The signs were posted across the street from 191 Lake Rd. where the incident began when the gunman set a vehicle on fire next to his house. Signs were also presented to the Webster PD, West Webster FD, and Monroe County 911 Center.