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Online community offers sympathy and support to Webster

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People stopped by the West Webster fire station to pay respects throughout the day and evening Monday. Innae Park joined us from the newsroom with how people from other states and countries are also offering sympathy and support on line.

UNITED STATES -- In this time of grieving, loss, suffering, we have seen an outpouring of love and sympathy from firefighters and fire companies on the West Webster Fire Station’s website, a reminder that those brave men and women who give their time to protect others are connected by an undeniable bond.

Take a look. From as far away as Quebec to Monroe County, Pennsylvania and words of sorrow from departments from the north, south, east and west and all across the country.

From Harris County, Texas, Commissioner Frank Freeman writes, "On behalf of our District, please accept our sincerest condolences on your tragic losses."

Then from the heart of another lieutenant from Las Cruces, New Mexico: "We are deeply saddened by your loss and we pray for your department and the families of the fallen and injured."

The heartfelt words don't end there. The Seaside California battalion chief writes, "Rest in peace brothers!"

And this comment: "From the members of my department we are very sadden and sorry for the lost of our two brother fire fighters and those that have been injured." That was from the chief of an emergency response team in Pennsylvania's Monroe County.
Then prayers and thoughts sent and lifted up for Webster and the grieving, from North Massapequa, New York and Virginia.

And just a reminder of the network of emergency responders, there are these words from a fire rescue service near Montreal, Canada: "The words have spread very fast about the tragedy and many emergency workers pray for you."

If you’d like to leave a comment as well, the website is www.westwebsterfd.org .

If you’d like to mail something, the address is:
1051 Gravel Road
Webster, New York 14580

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